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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yusmeiro Petit racked up seven strikeouts in an impressive showing during Friday's victory over the Athletics.
Petit allowed just two singles and didn't walk a batter in the impressive showing. With Ryan Vogelsong having a rough spring, Petit could conceivably sneak in and occupy the final spot in the Giants rotation, but more likely he's battling David Huff for the long reliever role in the Opening Day bullpen. Mar 22 - 12:16 AM

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Yusmeiro Petit allowed an unearned run in two innings of work in the Giants' 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday.

The unearned run was entirely Petit's fault as he made an error trying to throw out Alejandro De Aza. De Aza then stole second base and came around to score on a single. Petit has been slowly getting better as the month has progressed but he'll have to turn on the afterburners to secure a spot in the rotation.
Mar 12 - 6:59 PM

Yusmeiro Petit was hit around to the tune of four runs in 1 1/3 innings of work Monday against the Giants

Petit has had back-to-back ugly outings to start Cactus League play. The four runs came on a walk and six hits, including a solo home run to Alexi Amarista. Petit is attempting to earn a spot at the back of the Giants' rotation but these last two appearances haven't helped his cause.
Mar 3 - 6:13 PM

Yusmeiro Petit gave up four runs on five hits in an inning of work against the Athletics on Wednesday.

Petit is competing for a spot at the back of the Giants' starting rotation, but the right-hander had a shaky Cactus League debut. He had a strong showing at the end of the 2013 season, posting a 3.59 ERA in seven starts, including nearly tossing a perfect game against the D'Backs.
Feb 26 - 5:00 PM

Giants avoided arbitration with RHP Yusmeiro Petit by agreeing to a one-year, $845,000 contract.

Petit, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, can earn more through incentives. The right-hander pitched surprisingly well down the stretch for the Giants last season, putting up a 3.56 ERA over 48 innings.
Jan 17 - 2:03 PM

Yusmeiro Petit was knocked around in Saturday’s loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Petit struck out two and didn’t walk a batter on the forgettable afternoon. He cruised through the first three innings, allowing just a solo homer to Chris Denorfia, but fell apart and was chased from the game in the four-run fourth inning. It’s the first loss that he’s suffered this season, concluding 4-1 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 54/11 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old is arbitration eligible this Winter, and will head to spring training looking to secure a spot in the Giants’ Opening Day rotation
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit yielded just one run while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Yankees.

Petit allowed six hits and walked a pair, with a Mark Reynolds solo homer being the only blemish to his runs allowed total. The righty's first two starts after his near-perfecto weren't that great, but he bounced back nicely in this one. He'll have a good shot to finish strong next weekend at home against the Padres.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed four runs over six innings in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Despite the win, his fourth of the season, Petit fell on harder times than he had in his previous four starts. The right-hander gave up seven hits and walked three, striking out just one batter on the night. There's a feeling that this bubble will eventually burst, making him a fringy mixed league option, but fantasy owners could certainly do worse. His next start will come Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:57:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit followed up his near-perfect game by allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Rockies.

Petit struck out seven, but after pitching two-hit ball for five innings, he gave up four singles in the sixth, resulting in two runs. It was a decent performance, and he's still not a bad option in mixed leagues at the moment.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 07:13:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit came within one pitch of a perfect game Friday, settling for his first career shutout as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 3-0.

Petit just missed with a 2-2 breaking ball to pinch-hitter Eric Chavez that would have given him the perfect game. Chavez then lined the next pitch to right field, just in front of a sliding Hunter Pence to ruin the perfect game and the no-hitter. It was quite a shame; it would have been the most unlikely perfect game in history, considered Petit entered with a 12-20 record and a 5.37 ERA as a major leaguer. He's throwing well enough right now to be worthy of a pickup in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:37:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings in a win Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

He had just one walk and set a career high with 10 strikeouts. Petit hasn't given up more than two earned runs in any of his three starts this season. The performance should solidify his spot in the starting rotation even when Matt Cain returns from the disabled list. Barry Zito will likely be moved to the bullpen.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 09:18:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will replace the injured Matt Cain in the Giants starting rotation, taking his first turn on Tuesday against the Rockies in Colorado.

Petit posted a 4.52 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 91/13 K/BB ratio over 87 2/3 innings during his 15 starts at Triple-A Fresno. Had he been scheduled to pitch any place other than Coors Field, he could be a recommendation in NL-only leagues, but it's best to just avoid him for now.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Yusmeiro Petit from Triple-A Fresno.

Petit has made one appearance with the Giants this season and will replace Matt Cain on the active roster. He has a 4.52 ERA over 15 starts at the Triple-A level.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Giants sent RHP Yusmeiro Petit to Triple-A Fresno.

Petit cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 28-year-old made one appearance with the Giants and returns to a 5.24 ERA in Triple-A.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Giants designated RHP Yusmeiro Petit for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear roster space for the newly acquired Guillermo Moscoso. Petit allowed two runs over one 5 1/3-inning relief appearance with the Giants. He should clear waivers and wind up back at Triple-A Fresno.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Brandon Hicks
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sergio Romo
2Santiago Casilla
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6David Huff
7Yusmeiro Petit
8J.C. Gutierrez