Gregorio Petit

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Gregorio Petit
Gregorio Petit with the LA Angels May 2016.jpg
Petit with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Free agent
Born: (1984-12-10) December 10, 1984 (age 34)
Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 2008, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.249
Home runs4
Runs batted in35

Gregorio Jesus Petit (born December 10, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder who is a free agent. Petit made his major league debut in 2008 with the Oakland Athletics. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Athletics, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, and Minnesota Twins.


Petit was signed by the Oakland Athletics as a non-drafted free agent on July 17, 2001, at 16 years of age.[1]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Petit with the Oakland Athletics

Petit made his major league debut on May 18, 2008, with the Oakland Athletics. He appeared in 14 games during the 2008 season, splitting time between second base and shortstop, and batted .348/.400/.435.

For the 2009 season, he played in 11 games, splitting his time between second base and third base. Petit was designated for assignment on February 1, 2010, and then sent outright to the minors.

Texas Rangers[edit]

On March 24, 2010, Petit was traded to the Texas Rangers for Edwar Ramírez.[2]

San Diego Padres[edit]

On December 3, 2010, Petit signed with the San Diego Padres. He was released on February 9, 2011.[3]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Petit signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians on January 19, 2012. He spent all of 2012 with Triple-A Columbus, hitting .260/.320/.403 with 10 HR and 45 RBI in 111 games, 82 at shortstop.

Second stint with Padres[edit]

He played the 2013 season in the San Diego Padres organization. With AAA Tucson, Petit batted .292/.344/.380 in 503 at bats.

Houston Astros[edit]

Petit signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros on January 14, 2014. He played 37 MLB games for the Astros, hitting .278./.300/.423 with 2 home runs and 9 RBIs.[4] Batting .297/.340/.457 in 317 at bats with the Oklahoma City RedHawks in AAA, he was a 2014 Pacific Coast League All Star.[5] He was outrighted from the roster on December 22.[6]

New York Yankees[edit]

Petit with the New York Yankees

The Astros traded Petit to the New York Yankees for cash considerations or a player to be named later on April 1, 2015.[7] He was optioned to Triple-A on April 28.[8] He was recalled the next day on April 29, 2015, after Masahiro Tanaka went on the disabled list.[9] On May 6, Petit was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a bruised right hand.[10] After coming off the DL, Gregorio was sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 11. On July 25, he was designated for assignment, and he was sent outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 27.[11][12]

In October 2015, Petit was made a free agent by the Yankees.

Los Angeles Angels[edit]

He was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in December 2015. In 2016 for the Angels Petit batted .245/.299/.348 in a career-high 204 at bats.[13] On November 28, 2016, Petit was designated for assignment by the Angels.[14] He was non-tendered on December 2.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On January 23, 2017, Petit signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.[15] He spent the majority of the 2017 season with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, for whom he batted .253/.275/.370 in 281 at bats, and elected free agency on November 7.[16]

Minnesota Twins[edit]

On December 8, 2017, Petit signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.[17] He was called up by the Twins on May 1, 2018.[18]

In 2018 for the Twins he batted .246/.313/.279 in 61 at bats.[13] With the AAA Rochester Red Wings, Petit batted .268/.313/.327 in 284 at bats.[19] Petit was designated for assignment by the Twins on June 12, 2018.[20] He elected free agency on October 16.

Through 2018, in his major league career he had played 89 games at second base, 68 games at shortstop, 34 games at third base, six games in left field, and one game each in right field and at first base.[13]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On December 18, 2018, Petit signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.[21] He was released on March 21, 2019.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregorio Petit Stats, Fantasy & News |
  2. ^ "A's acquire reliever Ramirez for Petit". Major League Baseball. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Padres sign righty Geary to Minors deal". February 16, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  4. ^ Gregorio Petit Statistics and History. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Gregorio Petit Stats, Highlights, Bio" | Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
  6. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 22, 2014). "Minor Moves: Petit, Twins, Phillies". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Yankees make trade, acquire infielder Petit from Astros". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Hurcomb, Michael. "Petit optioned to Triple-A, Whitley up to Majors". CBS Sports Fantasy News. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Boland, Erik. "Petit recalled to Majors after being optioned the next day". Newsday. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "Petit placed on 15-day DL with bruised right hand, Pirela activated". The Republic. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Yankees call up Nick Goody, option Branden Pinder, DFA Gregorio Petit" -
  12. ^ "Transactions" |
  13. ^ a b c Gregorio Petit Stats |
  14. ^ Todd, Jeff (November 28, 2016). "Angels Sign Ryan LaMarre, Designate Gregorio Petit". Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  15. ^ Matheson, Keegan (January 23, 2017). "Blue Jays sign infielder Gregorio Petit, claim catcher Juan Graterol". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  16. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 7, 2017). "Minor League Free Agents 2017". Baseball America. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  17. ^ Adams, Steve (December 8, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/8/17". Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  18. ^ "Twins put Sano on DL, add veteran IF Petit". May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "Gregorio Petit Stats, Highlights, Bio" | Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
  20. ^ Todd, Jeff (June 12, 2018). "Twins Designate Gregorio Petit". MLB Trade Rumors.
  21. ^ Eddy, Matt (January 12, 2019). "Minor League Transactions: Dec 19 - Jan 10". Baseball America. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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