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Yusmeiro Petit | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jan 23 - 7:25 PM

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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.
Jan 16 - 9:33 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

Yusemeiro Petit surrendered only one run, striking out nine, in a complete game victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Ender Inciarte was the only Snake batter to solve Petit, driving a solo homer over the right field fence in the fourth inning. Giants manager Bruce Bochy must be pretty pleased with himself tonight. Bochy announced last Wednesday -- the day after Petit was rocked for six runs over four frames versus Colorado -- that Petit would remain in the rotation for now. The former Diamondback, who works out of Tim Lincecum's old spot, didn't even walk one batter tonight, which is why he needed only a stunning 84 pitches to dispose of Arizona. He'll take a 5-3 record, 3.62 ERA and pretty 0.99 WHIP into a huge date with the Dodgers on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:53:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Yusmeiro Petit will remain in the rotation for now.

Petit was rocked for six runs over four frames Tuesday, but Bochy blamed the poor start in part to the righty's offspeed pitches lacking movement at Coors Field. He was terrific in his first start filling in for Tim Lincecum, so Petit deserves another chance. He'll get the D'Backs and Dodgers at home next week.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will make another start for the Giants on Tuesday against the Rockies in Colorado.

With as well as he's currently pitching, it's hard to justify Tim Lincecum taking back his place in the rotation. If Petit has another good outing in the house of horrors that is Coors Field, he may be given an opportunity to possess the rotation spot for the remainder of the season.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Thursday's game that Yusmeiro Petit would receive another start.

Bochy had promised Petit just the one start as the club skipped the struggling Tim Lincecum. However, after Petit struck out nine over six frames of one-run ball, it sounds like he'll remain in the rotation and Lincecum in the bullpen for the time being. "These are the things we'll talk about," Bochy said. "But it's hard to change things after an effort like that. And it gives Timmy a chance to continue to work on some things."
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record with 46 straight batters retired on his way to allowing one run over six innings Thursday in a win over the Rockies.

Petit retired the first eight batters he faced today to overtake Mark Buehrle's major league record of 45 consecutive batters retired. He then immediately gave up a double to opposing starter Jordan Lyles and a soft RBI single to Charlie Blackmon, but he buckled down after that. He ended up allowing four hits, walking none and striking out nine in his first start since replacing Tim Lincecum in the rotation. He'll get the Rockies again next week, and while that will be at Coors, he still looks like a decent play in mixed leagues.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday versus the Rockies in place of Tim Lincecum.

He's only guaranteed the one start for now, but the switch will become permanent if Petit pitches well. The right-hander has quietly retired 38 straight batters in relief and holds a 3.59 ERA and 87/17 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 frames this season. However, he's posted a 6.32 ERA over six spot starts, so he's far from a sure thing.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will "start" when the Giants resume their suspended game against the Cubs on Thursday.

It's not quite a start, since the game will pick up in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Petit will be on the mound when the game resumes. He last pitched 10 days ago and has been a reliever since a spot start on July 22, so the Giants will likely only ask for two or three innings from the 29-year-old. Petit owns a 3.89 ERA through 74 innings of work this year.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit went home with a no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings as the Giants outlasted the Phillies in a 14-inning win on Tuesday.

Petit was starting in place of the injured Matt Cain. The top of the Phillies' lineup had his number, particularly in a three-run fifth-inning which included a Jimmy Rollins two-run home run. Overall, Petit yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Pitching mostly out of the bullpen, Petit has a 4.24 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio. He'll start against the Dodgers at home on Sunday.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit will start for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Petit is filling in for Matt Cain, who was placed on the disabled list Monday morning with right elbow inflammation. Petit, 29, has a solid 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 63 innings (five starts and 21 relief appearances) this season for San Francisco. He makes for a decent streamer in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Yusemeiro Petit surrendered one run in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Petit was making a spot start in place of Matt Cain (hamstring) and really only had one hiccup -- a monstrous debut solo home run for Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras. Petit struck out five and yielded just two total hits. He could get another turn next week.
Sat, May 31, 2014 06:28:00 PM

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