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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Yusmeiro Petit has made the Angels' Opening Day roster.
Petit had been a non-roster invitee. The right-hander dominated in his five Cactus League outings, contributing a 0.75 ERA over 12 innings of work. He'll begin the year as a long reliever but could force his way into the starting rotation at some point. Mar 28 - 1:35 PM

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Yusmeiro Petit came to play Wednesday in the Angels’ Cactus League win over the Mariners, allowing just one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

He racked up 4 Ks and didn’t walk anyone. Petit retired the first seven batters he faced before finally letting up a double to Mike Freeman. After that, he retired three in a row to end his outing. 28 of the right-hander’s 45 pitches went for strikes. Petit is slated for a long relief role this year, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see him land in the starting rotation at some point.
Mar 22 - 8:21 PM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed one run on one hit over two innings in Saturday's Cactus League date with the Rockies.

As one might surmise from the "one run on one hit" portion of the equation, Petit yakked up a solo home run in this one, with Stephen Cardullo taking him deep in the second inning. The veteran right-hander could see some work in the rotation should injury strike, but will likely open as a member of the bullpen. The Angels inked him to a minor league contract in early February.
Mar 18 - 7:51 PM

Yusmeiro Petit hurled a scoreless inning Wednesday in Venezuela’s win over the Royals.

Petit let up a single to Mike Moustakas but that was his only blemish. His lone strikeout came against right fielder Alex Gordon in Kansas City’s first at-bat of the game. 11 of his 15 pitches went for strikes. The Angels will be Petit’s third team in as many seasons. The 32-year-old journeyman has been a starter at times but is likely slated for a bullpen role in Anaheim.
Mar 8 - 7:13 PM

Yasmeiro Petit struck out two in two scoreless innings during Saturday's Cactus League win over the Brewers.

Nice debut for Petit, particularly given that he wasn't even signed until February 8. Spending the 2016 campaign with the Nationals, he pitched to a 4.50 ERA and posted a 49/15 K/BB ratio across 62 frames. There is no real fantasy value, here, but Petit does have a decent shot of making the Opening Day roster.
Feb 25 - 6:31 PM

Angels signed RHP Yusmeiro Petit to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Nationals bought out Petit's 2017 option back in November after he posted a 4.50 ERA and 49/15 K/BB ratio over 62 innings. With his experience and past success, the 31-year-old would seem to have a good chance to make the Opening Day roster. The plan is for him to go into camp as a starter, but he could always wind up in the bullpen.
Feb 8 - 3:24 PM

Nationals declined their $3 million option on RHP Yusmeiro Petit.

He gets a $500,000 buyout instead and will officially become a free agent next week. Petit, 31, posted an underwhelming 4.50 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 49/15 K/BB ratio in 62 innings this season for Washington.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed three runs over six innings in his emergency start Monday against the Dodgers.

He was facing Clayton Kershaw, so it wasn't nearly good enough to get him a win. Still, he gave the Nationals more than they could have expected, given that he hadn't started all year or thrown more than two innings in an appearance in six weeks.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit pitched a scoreless ninth in a two-run game to earn his second career save Friday against the Padres.

It's not surprising that the Nationals wanted to be careful with Shawn Kelley and give him the night off, but his replacement was unexpected; Petit got the call over Felipe Rivero, with Blake Treinen and Sammy Solis setting him up. Petit's only previous save was of the three-inning variety, coming last year for San Francisco. It's just the second time this year that he's entered the game in the seventh inning or later and with a lead of four runs or less.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 02:25:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed just one run and struck out three in surprise long-relief duty against the Marlins on Wednesday, getting the win after covering for starter Joe Ross (blister) who left after two innings.

Petit pounded the strike zone. He needed only 43 pitches to navigate four quality innings. He served up a solo shot to Derek Dietrich in the fifth, but only allowed one other baserunner and struck out three. Although the right-hander could conceivably get a spot start to cover for Ross, the latter’s injury isn’t bad and it would, at most, be a single abbreviated start for Petit. Don’t worry about him in any fantasy format, for now.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 09:50:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit pitched three scoreless innings and struck out four in the Nationals' 4-2 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Petit isn't in position to claim a spot in the Nationals' rotation, but the team is keeping him stretched out just in case. The plan is for him to open the season in middle relief.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Nationals signed RHP Yusmeiro Petit to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with a club option for 2017.

The option is for $3 million and contains a $500,000 buyout. Petit was non-tendered by the Giants earlier this month despite being quite valuable for them over the last three seasons as a swingman, having posted a 3.66 ERA and 239/48 K/BB ratio over 241 innings. He should be set for a long relief role initially with the Nats, but it's a good bet that he'll wind up making some starts.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 05:10:00 PM

The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Nationals and free agent right-hander Yusmeiro Petit have agreed to a one-year contract pending a physical.

Petit was a non-tender casualty of the Giants on December 2 and had subsequently been linked to the Blue Jays, but it appears the Nationals will be bringing him on board instead. In 76 innings during the 2015 campaign, the 31-year-old held a 3.67 ERA with a 59/15 K/BB ratio. He's a versatile right-hander who could work either out of the bullpen or as part of the rotation.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 08:13:00 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports that the Blue Jays have been in talks with free agent right-hander Yusmeiro Petit.

The Giants non-tendered Petit last week, but he's drawing interest from multiple teams since hitting the free agent market. The 31-year-old posted a 3.67 ERA with a 59/15 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this past season and could make sense for just about any team as a starter or reliever.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Giants non-tendered RHP Yusmeiro Petit.

Petit's a casualty of his upcoming arbitration, as he made $2.1 million in 2015 and was due for a bump off that number this offseason. He held a 3.67 ERA with a 59/15 K/BB ratio in 76 innings with the Giants this summer. While the right-hander is starting to creep up there in terms of age -- he turned 31 on November 22 -- he should easily find a role as a possible swing arm out of the pen or as a back-of-the-rotation piece.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:01:00 PM

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