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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 256
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYM
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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. Nov 3 - 12:54 PM

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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.
Jun 21 - 1:15 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.
Jun 18 - 2:25 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.
Apr 20 - 9:50 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.
Mar 8 - 5:41 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 Sportsnet.ca 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

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Giants could non-tender Yusmeiro Petit.

Petit had a decent year for San Francisco in 2015, posting a 3.67 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio across 76 innings. However, he made $2.1 million and is due for another raise in his final year of arbitration. Petit should be a nice swingman or possibly fifth starter wherever he winds up.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 08:34:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Giants dropped the second half of a doubleheader against the Rockies.

Petit hadn't gone more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' most-trusted long reliever, so that he was able to make it through six (on just 81 pitches) was a big help to the Giants' pitching staff as a whole. But the Colorado offense got to him for two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to split the doubleheader. Petit will head back to the bullpen now.
Sun, May 24, 2015 01:56:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit will start the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Rockies.

That's assuming he isn't needed in relief on Friday. Petit hasn't thrown more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' long reliever, so the club would probably be thrilled to get five frames out of him on Saturday.
Fri, May 22, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit was credited with a three-inning save after finishing the Giants' 6-0 win over the Marlins on Friday.

You'd never know how effective Petit was last year from how he's been used in the early going; tonight was his first win, loss, save, hold or blown save of the season. It's just the second time in 10 appearances that he's been used in a game the Giants have won. He's overqualified for mop-up duties, but nothing figures to change in the short term.
Sat, May 9, 2015 01:42:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit was clobbered for four runs in two innings Tuesday in a Cactus League loss to the Padres.

Petit struggled out of the gate, issuing a leadoff walk in the first inning to Will Venable and then a single one batter later to Matt Kemp. Petit got out of that jam by inducing a doubleplay from Justin Upton, but he couldn't slay a similar dragon in the second. Petit looked much better last week in his Cactus League debut and should be able to right the ship next time out. He's ticketed for a swingman role this year in San Francisco.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 07:33:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit delivered a strong effort in his Cactus League debut, tossing two perfect innings in a victory over the Rangers.

With Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum competing for the final opening in the Giants rotation, Petit is slated to be utilized in a "super reliever" role this season. While it's a terrific way for the Giants to get value out of him, it strips most of his fantasy value away outside of NL-only formats.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 08:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Raudy Read
5Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Corban Joseph
SS1Trea Turner
2Danny Espinosa
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Skole
3Brandon Snyder
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
3Brian Goodwin
4Rafael Bautista
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6A.J. Cole
7Austin Voth
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Kelley
2Blake Treinen
3Oliver Perez
4Sammy Solis
5Koda Glover
6Trevor Gott
7Rafael Martin
8Matt Grace
9Jimmy Cordero
10Derek Eitel
11Braulio Lara
12Dustin Antolin