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Gregorio Petit | Shortstop

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Gregorio Petit blasted his first career home run in the eighth inning on Friday, powering the Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays.
With Marwin Gonzalez still recovering from a hamstring injury and needing an occasional day off, Petit got the start at shortstop and delivered the biggest blow of the ballgame with his eighth inning shot off Aaron Loup to break a 1-1 tie. He has done a nice job in his limited time with the Astros, going 4-for-13 (.308). Aug 2 - 12:08 AM

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Playing in the majors for the first time since the 2009 season, Gregorio Petit went 1-for-2 in a losing effort against the Marlins on Friday.

With Marwin Gonzalez struggling to recover from a hamstring injury, Petit could stand to see additional playing time over the next couple of weeks. He was having a nice season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .297/.340/.457 with 10 homers and 43 RBI.
Jul 25 - 11:28 PM

Astros purchased the contract of INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Astros needed some infield depth with Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) banged up. Petit hasn't played in the majors since 2009 but was batting .297/.340/.457 with 10 homers at Triple-A.
Jul 25 - 4:13 PM

Astros signed INF Gregorio Petit to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Petit spent all of last season at Triple-A with the Padres, batting .292/.344/.380 over 134 games. He'll function as organizational depth.
Jan 14 - 6:52 PM

Padres signed INF Gregorio Petit to a minor league contract.

He also gets a spring training invite. Petit, 28, had a .260/.320/.403 batting line with the Indians' Triple-A this past season and hasn't played in the big leagues since 2009. He figures to serve as minor league depth.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 03:03:00 PM

Indians signed INF Gregorio Petit to a minor league contract.

Petit inked a minor league deal with the Padres last offseason, but missed the entire 2011 season with a knee injury. The 27-year-old infielder has appeared in 25 major league games with the A's and owns an underwhelming .265/.322/.365 batting line in the minors. This is strictly an organizational depth move.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Padres released INF Gregorio Petit.

The Padres inked Petit to a minor league deal over the winter. He was expected to report to camp on Friday, but the club released him after learning he was going to be lost for the season after blowing out his knee during winter ball.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 01:18:00 PM

Padres signed INF Gregorio Petit to a minor league contract.

Petit is a glove-first infielder that's put together a .656 OPS over 1,522 career plate appearances at Triple-A. He'll hope to earn a bench spot in San Diego.
Fri, Dec 10, 2010 06:18:00 PM

Rangers acquired INF Gregorio Petit from the Athletics for RHP Edwar Ramirez.

Petit, who is capable of playing all around the infield, has a chance to fill the utility role Khalil Greene was signed to serve. Petit, 25, batted .226/.226/.258 in 31 at-bats with Oakland last season and .244/.292/.336 in 357 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010 02:56:00 PM

Athletics outrighted INF Gregorio Petit to Triple-A Sacramento.

He was designated for assignment earlier this month. The 25-year-old infielder will receive an invite to Spring Training. Petit batted .226/.226/.258 in 31 at-bats with Oakland last season and .244/.292/.336 in 357 at-bats with Triple-A Sacramento.
Thu, Feb 11, 2010 01:35:00 PM

Athletics designated infielder Gregorio Petit for assignment.

Petit hit just .226/.226/.258 in 31 at-bats with the A's last season and .244/.292/.336 in 357 plate appearances at Triple-A Sacramento. But he's only 25 and another organization will probably take a chance on him.
Mon, Feb 1, 2010 06:03:00 PM

Athletics optioned infielder Gregorio Petit to Triple-A Sacramento.

The offensively limited Petit has hit .226/.226/.258 in 31 at-bats with the A's this season. He lost his roster spot due to the team's need for outfield depth following injuries to Ryan Sweeney and Aaron Cunningham.
Tue, Jun 9, 2009 10:05:00 PM

Athletics recalled infielder Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Sacramento.

Petit had five hits in 20 at-bats during his first go-around with the A's this season. He's not ready for fantasy relevancy.
Sat, May 30, 2009 07:40:00 PM

Athletics optioned infielder Gregorio Petit to Triple-A Sacramento.

Petit was recalled from the minors just a week ago and hit .250 in seven games with the A's. It's hard to see how Adam Kennedy, who was called up in his place, is much of an upgrade.
Sat, May 9, 2009 03:04:00 PM

Making his season debut, Gregorio Petit went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead single in the top of the ninth to lead the A's to a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

Petit hit .348 in 23 at-bats over two brief stints with the A's last season, but the team opted to leave him in the minors during September. It was a surprise that he was picked over Cliff Pennington to join the team now. He's a much better defender than Eric Patterson at second base, but his offensive ceiling is pretty limited. He probably won't have much value in AL-only leagues.
Sun, May 3, 2009 12:34:00 AM

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