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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 256
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics activated RHP Yusmeiro Petit from the bereavement list.
Petit was back home in his native Venezuela after his mother passed away. He holds a 3.00 ERA over 12 innings for the A's this season. Apr 27 - 1:48 PM

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Athletics placed RHP Yusmeiro Petit on the bereavement list.

Petit's mother had been battling a serious illness back in his native Venezuela. He spent some time on the family medical emergency list last week and will now be excused again to attend the funeral. Condolences to the Petit family.
Apr 24 - 4:09 PM

Athletics reinstated RHP Yusmeiro Petit from the family medical emergency list.

Petit traveled to Venezuela to visit his very ill mother. Josh Lucas was sent out to make room for Petit. The right-hander has a 3.00 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 12 innings of work this year.
Apr 21 - 8:17 PM

Athletics placed RHP Yusmeiro Petit on the family medical emergency list.

Petit should be back with the club by the weekend. He holds a 3.00 ERA and 7/0 K/BB ratio in 12 innings (10 appearances) this season out of the Oakland bullpen.
Apr 17 - 5:23 PM

Athletics signed RHP Yusmeiro Petit, who had been with the Angels, to a two-year, $10 million contract with an option for 2020.

Confirmation of the agreement that was reached over a week ago now. It's the first multiyear deal of the soon-to-be 33-year-old's Petit's career, and he'll make about twice as much annually as ever before. The A's are planning on using him as a middle reliever, but he could be plugged into the rotation if the need arises.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 06:57:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the A's are signing Yusmeiro Petit to a two-year, $10 million deal with a club option for 2020.

The club option is reportedly for $5.5 million. Rosenthal also reports that the deal is pending a physical. The 33-year-old right-hander was one of the few consistent bullpen options for the Angels this past season, posting a 2.76 ERA in 90 1/3 innings over 60 appearances. His versatility is valuable, as he's shown the ability to be effective in both high-leverage and multi-inning roles. He should be a key contributor to the Oakland staff in 2018.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 08:39:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Rangers for his fourth save of the season.

There is a turnstile at the back end of the Angels bullpen, as manager Mike Scioscia mixes and matches pitchers and late-inning duties. For now, it's a situation best avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 02:23:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit collected his third save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Mariners.

The Angels' bullpen continues to be a mess to figure out, but it's unlikely that Petit is going to continue to see consistent work in the ninth inning. He has been terrific this season though, compiling a 2.20 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 88/16 K/BB ratio across 82 innings.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his second save of the season Friday in Seattle.

Petit was sharp in the tidy 11-pitch outing, throwing eight for strikes. Over the past couple of games Petit and Keynan Middleton have been efficient in ninth-inning duties. It appears both pitchers will get chances for saves with Bud Norris out of favor.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 03:26:00 AM's Mark Feinsand reports that the Angels are getting calls on Yusmeiro Petit.

Bud Norris and David Hernandez are also drawing heavy interest as the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline approaches. Petit, an impending free agent, holds an impressive 2.52 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 64/12 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings this season for Anaheim. He made his first start of the year on Sunday against the Blue Jays, allowing just one unearned run over four innings.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 01:18:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit held the Blue Jays to three hits and one unearned run over four innings Saturday in a no-decision.

Petit was only able to give the Angels four innings in Saturday’s spot start, but he was extremely efficient, compiling five strikeouts with no walks while throwing 36 of his 48 pitches for strikes. An Andrelton Simmons’ throwing error led to a run in the fourth but that was the only real threat Toronto mounted against the right-hander. The 32-year-old has been exemplary, providing a steady 2.62 ERA across 37 outings for the Halos in 2017.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit is scheduled to make a spot start for the Angels on Saturday in Toronto.

It will essentially be a bullpen game, with Petit expected to cover the first three or four innings. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a strong 2.70 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 59/17 K/BB ratio in 36 relief appearances this season, but he's not stretched out enough to make for an attractive fantasy streaming option.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit hurled two shutout frames for his first save Sunday in the Angels’ 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

He struck out one while throwing 19 of his 25 pitches for strikes. His only blemish was a one-out single to Andrew Benintendi in the ninth inning. The Angels have gone with a closer by committee in Bud Norris’ absence with Petit, Blake Parker and David Hernandez all handling save chances. We’re guessing Norris will maintain his ninth-inning role when he returns, which could happen later this week.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit could make a spot start on Saturday in Kansas City.

It's the first time the Angels will need a fill-in for Garrett Richards (biceps). The Halos could also consider calling up Alex Meyer for the start, but it will likely be Petit as long as he isn't needed in relief leading up to the outing.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Yusmeiro Petit from Triple-A Salt Lake.

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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 01:35:00 PM

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S1Sean Manaea
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R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Santiago Casilla
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
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8Wilmer Font
9Lou Trivino
10Josh Lucas
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