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Gregorio Petit: Released by Phillies
Petit was released by the Phillies on Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Petit's chances of breaking camp with the team were always slim at best. He'll look to sign a minor-league deal elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Gregorio Petit: Signs with Phillies
Petit agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.
Petit played in 26 games for the Twins this past year, hitting .246/.313/.279 with three RBI and three stolen bases in a reserve role. The 34-year-old will try to latch on with the Phillies in a similar capacity, though starting the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley seems more likely barring a phenomenal spring training. Either way, don't expect Petit to provide much value from a fantasy perspective.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gregorio Petit: Off 40-man roster
Petit was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.
Petit slashed .246/.313/.279 over 61 at-bats with the Twins this season after signing a minor-league deal last December. The 33-year-old is able to elect free agency and will likely pursue another minor-league deal for next season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gregorio Petit: Contract purchased by Twins
Petit's contract was purchased by the Twins on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The 33-year-old appeared in 12 games for the Twins earlier in the season, hitting .308, before eventually being designated for assignment. He's back on the roster now and will fill a backup infield role down the stretch. Logan Morrison (hip) was moved to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gregorio Petit: Reports to Triple-A
Petit cleared waivers Thursday and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Rochester.
As expected, Petit will report to the Red Wings after passing through waivers unclaimed. Barring any injuries to the big-league club, the 33-year-old will likely spend the rest of the year in the minors with Jorge Polanco on the cusp of returning from suspension. Petit owns a .293/.323/.362 line across 17 games with Rochester this season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gregorio Petit: Designated for assignment
Petit was designated for assignment by Minnesota.
He'll likely accept an assignment to Triple-A Rochester as it's unlikely another team will claim him. Petit provided a decent stopgap (hitting .308 in 26 AB) as a utility infielder while Miguel Sano was on the DL, but he isn't needed any longer. He may spend the rest of the season in the minors with Jorge Polanco nearing a return from an 80-game suspension.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gregorio Petit: Promoted to big leagues
Petit's contract was selected by the Twins on Tuesday.
With Miguel Sano (hamstring) heading to the disabled list, the Twins were in need of a new position player. Petit most recently appeared in the majors back in 2016, and he holds just a .249 batting average with four home runs in his big-league career. He was hitting .293 in 58 at-bats with Triple-A Rochester prior to being promoted, however, and offers lots of positional versatility off the bench. To make room for him on the active roster, Dietrich Enns was designated for assignment.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gregorio Petit: Heads to Minnesota
Petit signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Thursday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.
Petit didn't appear in the majors in 2017 after receiving time in 89 games a year prior with the Angels. He hit .253/.275/.370 with four home runs and 30 RBI during 73 games with Triple-A Buffalo in Toronto's system last season. Petit will provide organizational middle infield depth.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Gregorio Petit: Signs minor league deal with Blue Jays
Petit signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
Petit was designated for assignment by the Angels this offseason after a rough 2016 campaign in which the utility infielder posted a wRC+ of 78 over 89 games played. He'll likely serve as organizational infield depth for the Blue Jays in 2017.... See More ... See Less
Gregorio Petit: Non-tendered by Angels
Petit was non-tendered by the Angels on Friday, making him a free agent.
Petit was designated for assignment by the Angels in late November to make 40-man room, and will now take his talents elsewhere. The 31-year-old posted a .245/.299/.348 line in 2016 while playing five different positions on defense, so he could have some value to teams as a utility man.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Designated for assignment
Petit was designated for assignment by the Angels on Monday.
Petit was designated for assignment after the Angels agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Ryan LaMarre. At 31 years old, Petit appeared in 89 games with the Angels in 2016 as a utility infielder and finished the year slashing .245/.299/.348. Assuming he accepts his assignment, he will likely begin the 2017 season with Triple-A Salt Lake.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Gets first start in left field
Petit is getting his first career start in the outfield (left field) Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.
He already has second base and shortstop eligibility in most formats, so it's not as if Petit lacked for positional value, but if he adds outfield eligibility it certainly wouldn't hurt. That said, his defensive versatility is about all he brings to the table, as he is hitting a very empty .276 with two home runs and fewer than 20 RBI and runs scored in 145 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Hits grand slam against Houston
Petit hit his second home run of the season, a grand slam, in Monday's loss to the Astros.
Petit continues to make the most of the chance he is getting with Andrelton Simmons injured. Although he has a rough 7:25 BB:K, he now has two home runs and 10 doubles to give him a sharp .446 slugging percentage. As long as he hits for this kind of power, the Angels will have to find a spot for him in the infield just to keep his bat in the lineup. He has 15 career starts at third base and 21 at second base, versatility that will only help his case.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Out of lineup Sunday
Petit is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Petit has taken over as the Angels' primary shortstop since Andrelton Simmons (thumb) hit the DL, but he'll get the afternoon off after starting 13 of the past 14 contests. He's hit for an acceptable batting average, but lacks power and could be at risk of losing playing time to Cliff Pennington (hamstring), who was activated from the DL on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Getting second straight start at shortstop
Petit will make his second straight start at shortstop Sunday against the Mariners.
With Andrelton Simmons (thumb) on the DL, the depth-starved Angels will be forced to turn to Petit and Brendan Ryan to man shortstop for the next several weeks, neither of whom profile as appealing options at the position. Petit seems to have the leg up on the job battle for now, but as a glove-first player who owns a .258 batting average and two homers over 209 career MLB plate appearances, the 31-year-old could struggle to provide much value.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Recalled by Angels on Friday
Petit was recalled by the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Cliff Pennington was placed on the disabled list Friday after leaving Thursday's contest against St. Louis with a hamstring injury, leaving the Angels thin in terms of infield depth. Petit slashed .327/.377/.382 in 55 at-bats at Triple-A Salt Lake prior to being recalled Friday and he's a career .254/.282/.358 hitter at the big league level.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Heads to minor league camp
Petit was assigned to minor league camp Monday, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.
The 31-year-old has made 57 appearances in the majors over the last two seasons with the Yankees and Astros, but he won't start out the 2016 season with that same opportunity while Johnny Giavotella, Cliff Pennington, and Reynaldo Navarro are all considered better options at second base.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Gregorio Petit: Signs minor league contract with Angels
Petit has signed a minor league contract with the Angels that includes an invitation to spring training, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Petit scattered 20 appearances with the Yankees across the 2015 campaign, putting together a tepid .167/.217/.238 in 42 at-bats. Other than a three-game rehab stint with High-A Tampa, he spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and could land in similar climes in the Angels' organization in 2016. However, the 31-year-old will be given a chance to land a utility spot with the big club.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|