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Yusmeiro Petit | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYM
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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

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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

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Friday that Yusmeiro Petit will be utilized in a "super reliever" role in 2015.

That means that as long as Tim Hudson is healthy and ready to go, Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum will compete for the Giants fifth and final rotation spot. Petit has excelled as both a starter and reliever, and should have plenty of opportunities in both facets this season.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Giants and RHP Yusmeiro Petit avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

It's a big raise in his second year of arbitration eligibility after Petit made $845,000 in 2014. The Giants plan to return Tim Lincecum to the rotation in 2015, which means Petit is again set for a swingman role.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that either Yusmeiro Petit or Ryan Vogelsong could start a potential Game 4 of the NLDS.

Both will be available out of the bullpen until then. Although Petit's numbers overall have been better than Vogelsong's, he's fared much better in relief and that seems likely where he'll be utilized this postseason.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit suffered his fifth loss of the season on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings as the Giants were defeated 3-2.

For the first eight innings, it didn't look like there was any way the Giants would score against Andrew Cashner, so Petit was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He yielded four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Four of Petit's last five starts have been decent, and he now has a 3.63 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 125/21 K/BB ratio. Petit gets the Padres again, this time at home, to wrap up his regular season on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit surrendered four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Dodgers Sunday.

Petit wasn't on his game, giving up eight hits including a Matt Kemp two-run homer. He did strike out eight in the loss. Petit has switched between starting and relieving this year, but it's still impressive that the loss was his first since May. Petit will try to get back in the right side of the decision Saturday at the Padres.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:24:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Jhonatan Solano
4Pedro Severino
5Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Chris Bostick
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3Trea Turner
4Brendan Ryan
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
3Logan Schafer
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Taylor Jordan
8Bronson Arroyo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Trevor Gott
5Oliver Perez
6Blake Treinen
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Rafael Martin
9Aaron Barrett
10Matt Grace
11Sammy Solis
12Nick Lee
13Nick Masset
14Aaron Laffey