Gregorio Jesus Petit (peh-TEET)… Married Yessica Nieto (2/2/07); has one daughter, Greysla (11/12/09) and two sons, Benjamin (7/22/11) and Sebastian (10/5/15)… Hobby: Going to the beach with his wife and children… Signed by: Julio Franco.
Was a non-roster invitee to ML spring training with MIN l Began the season with Rochester (AAA) l Hit .293 over 17 games in April before having his contract selected on 5/1 l Played in 12 games for MIN and hit .308 (8-26) before being transferred back to Rochester l Had his contract selected by MIN on 9/4 for the remainder of the season l Combined to play in 105 games between both levels and hit .264 (91-345) with 14 2B, HR and 32 RBI l Following the season, played for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Was a spring training invite with Toronto (7th of career) and spent nearly entire season with Triple-A Buffalo ... Placed on 7-day disabled list April 22 with a left calf strain; reinstated June 9 ... Hit .270 (51-for-189) with 14 doubles and three home runs against right-handed pitching and .217 (20-for-92) with five doubles and one home run against left-handed pitching ... Played 64 games at shortstop, four at second base and three at third base ... Played for Leones del Caracas in Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .261 (18-for-69) with a .321 onbase percentage in 21 games.
Was a spring training invite with Los Angeles-AL, the sixth time in career...placed on 7-day disabled list with left knee contusion April 8; reinstated May 2...selected by Angels May 13 and spent rest of season with Los Angeles...hit .327 (17-for-52) in 20 June games...set single-season major league career-highs in games (89), runs (21), hits (50), doubles (13) RBI (17) and walks (15).
Traded by Houston to New York-AL for player to be named or cash, April 1...opened season on Yankees Opening Day roster, first of his career...Yankees marked third MLB team he reached Majors with (Oakland, Houston)...spent most of 2015 with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
Spent entire season in Houston's organization, splitting between the Astros and Triple-A Oklahoma City...named Pacific Coast League All-Star...selected by Houston July 25...played in 35 games with Astros...hit first career major league home run August 1 vs. Toronto, off Aaron Loup.
Spent the entire season at Triple A Tucson with the Padres organization...was in Major League camp as a non-roster invitee...hit .292 (147x503) with 26 doubles, 61 RBI and a .344 on-base percentage in 134 games at Triple A...led all Pacific Coast League shortstops in fielding percentage (min. 75 games played) with a .963 mark (14E/375TC)...also logged 48 games at third base with a .975 fielding percentage (3E/121TC)...hit righties at a .296 (118x398) clip.
Played the entire campaign with Triple A Columbus in the Indians organization after starting the year as a non-roster invitee with Indians Major League camp at Spring Training...played 82 games at shortstop, posting a .966 fielding percentage (13E/382TC)...also played 30 games at third base and one game at first base...played for the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .264 (23x87) in 27 games.
Invited to big league camp by San Diego but missed the entire season after injuring his knee with Caracas on December 14...Released by San Diego prior to the opening of camp...Played this winter for same Caracas team.
He spent the entire 2010 campaign at Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Rangers organization and hit .251 (118-471) with 20 2B, 7HR & 53 RBI in 130 games at shortstop...Acquired by Texas on March 24 from Oakland...Signed as a minor league contract with Oakland on 3/1...Had been designated for assignment by the A's on 2/1 and outrighted to Sacramento (AAA) on 2/11.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Sacramento where he batted .244 with five home runs and 32 RBIin 98 games...also had two stints with the A's and went 7 for 31 (.226) with a double and a RBI in 11games...was 0 for 14 in Oakland and 7 for 17 (.412) on the road...is a .161 (5 for 31) career hitter in theColiseum compared to .435 (10 for 23) on the road...went 4 for 13 (.308) against left-handed pitchingand 3 for 18 (.167) against right-handers...is a .333 (8 for 24) career hitter against lefties and .233 (7for 30) against righties.
Was one of 13 players to make their Major League debut with Oakland in 2008 and he batted .348 in 14 gamesover three stints with the A's...was recalled from Sacramento on May 16 and made his debut on May 18 at Atlantawith a start at second base...went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk...walked in his first at bat and then singledoff Jo-Jo Reyes in the fourth inning for his first ML hit...started four consecutive games at second base from May18-21 and hit safely in all four of those games (5 for 15, .333)...did not have an at bat in his next three games andthen went 1 for 2 on June 8 against Los Angeles to give him a career opening five-game hitting streak (6 for 17,.353)...was batting .333 in 10 games when he was optioned to Sacramento on June 20...was recalled for a secondtime on July 5 and started back-to-back games at shortstop on July 6 and 7 (2 for 5, .400)...those were his only twoappearances before he was optioned on July 17...returned for a third time on August 1 and made two defensiveappearances at shortstop before he was optioned a third and final time on August 6...hit safely in all six of his starts(7 for 20, .350)...was 5 for 12 (.417) with the bases empty and 1 for 8 (.125) with runners in scoring position...was3 for 13 (.231) against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and 5 for 10 (.500) after that...appeared in eightgames, two starts, at shortstop and four games, all starts, at second base...did not commit an error as a secondbaseman but made two at shortstop.
Split his season between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento and combined to hit a career high .292 in 133 games...also had career highs in hits (147), doubles (26) and walks (41)...his batting average ranked seventh best in the A's farm system and it included a .266 (37 for 139) mark against left-handed pitching and .302 (110 for 364) mark against right-handers...hit all six of his home runs off righties...batted .297 with runners in scoring position but was just 14 for 65 (.215) with RISP and two outs...hit .361 in 18 day games compared to .281 in 115 night games...appeared in 121 games at shortstop and 12 at second base...committed 19 errors at shortstop for a .968 fielding percentage and two errors at second base for a .960 fielding percentage...hit in every spot in the order except third and fourth and saw his most action batting ninth (67 games)...began the year at Midland and hit .306 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 66 games...hit .260 over his first 13 games before collecting a season high four hits on April 24 at Corpus Christi...finished April with a .309 batting average and then went on to bat .337 in 26 games in May...had a season best 12-game hitting streak from May 11 to 24 (21 for 44, .477)...was named Texas League Batter of the Week after hitting .545 (12 for 22) with five runs scored, three home runs and six RBI from May 14 to 21...scored a run in nine consecutive games from May 15 to 25 (nine runs total)...was promoted to Sacramento on June 22 and finished the season by hitting .277 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 67 games with the River Cats...went 0 for 19 over his first six games at Triple-A and ended up batting a combined .225 in June at Midland and Sacramento...was batting .137 over his first 15 games with the River Cats but then went 19 for 47 (.404) over a 13-game stretch from July 8 to 24...that included a 4 for 4 performance with two doubles and three RBI on July 14 against Portland...then went 7 for 43 (.163) over a 14-game stretch from July 25 to August 7...finished the season by batting .340 (32 for 94) over his final 25 games...had a season high four RBI on August 14 at Portland...went 7 for 31 (.226) with one RBI in eight postseason games for Sacramento...played for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and batted .225 with one double and eight RBI in 29 games.
Batted .256 with eight home runs and 63 RBI in 137 games at Single-A Stockton...had career highs in games, at bats (519), runs (71), triples (7), RBI (63), stolen bases (22) and strikeouts (96)...led the California League in games and topped the Ports in games, at bats, triples and stolen bases...finished second in the A's farm system in stolen bases...batted .291 against left-handed pitching and .244 against right-handers...four of his eight home runs came in two games as he had two-homer games on June 10 against Visalia and August 30 at Visalia...committed eight errors in 77 games at second base (.981 fielding percentage) and 18 errors in 60 games at shortstop (.940)...hit second 46 times, eighth 32 times and ninth 39 times...was hitting .242 at the end of July but then hit .304 with three home runs, 18 RBI and 10 walks in 30 games in August...had a season best nine-game hitting streak from August 26 to September 3 (13 for 37, .351)...went 1 for 10 (.100) with a double, a RBI and two walks in three postseason games for Stockton...then played for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and batted .260 with two home runs and eight RBI in 35 games.
Batted .289 with a career high nine home runs in 87 games at Single-A Kane County...added a career best .446 slugging percentage...spent the entire season with the Cougars although he did miss a little over a month while he was on the disabled list from May 5 to June 12 with a sprained right finger...was hitting .225 when he went on the disabled list in May but then batted .314 in 65 games following his return...hit .304 off right-handed pitching and .238 against left-handers...batted .359 in 43 games at home and .218 in 44 games on the road...his average slipped to .243 with runners in scoring position and he was just 1 for 11 (.091) with the bases loaded...committed four errors in 43 games at second base for a .980 fielding percentage and had seven errors in 29 games at shortstop for a .951 percentage...also made two errors in 10 games at third base (.935 fielding percentage)...batted ninth 78 times although he appeared in every spot in the order except fifth at least once...had a season best 11-game hitting streak from June 16 to July 5 (16 for 35, .457)...scored 12 runs during the streak, including four on July 4 against Peoria...went 4 for 4 with a double, two home runs and three RBI on August 26 at Quad Cities.
Began the year in extended spring training before joining Single-A Vancouver in the short season Northwest League when its season opened in June...batted .256 with four home runs and 35 RBI in 68 games with the Canadians...all 68 of his appearances came at shortstop...batted .316 over his first 21 games and .231 over his final 47 contests...homered twice on August 21 at Eugene...was 4 for 10 (.400) with a double, a RBI and a walk in three playoff games.
Played for the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League in his first season in the United States and batted .265 with 12 RBI in 32 games...hit .322 at home and .207 on the road...appeared in 22 games at shortstop, five at third base and three at second base...had four hits on June 26 against the Royals to start a season best 11-game hitting streak that ran from June 26 to July 17 (15 for 43, .349)...the hitting streak put his average at .316 on July 17 but he hit .217 over his final 18 games.
Made his professional debut with the A's affiliate in the Dominican Summer League...batted .280 with a home run and 21 RBI in 63 games...added five triples...walked 39 times for a .392 on-base percentage.