Seattle Mariners logoSeattle Mariners

Yusmeiro Petit Claimed by Mariners from Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Yusmeiro Petit #48 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Hayato UwaiCorrespondent INovember 6, 2009

According to, the Seattle Mariners have claimed right-hander Yusmeiro Petit from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 24-year-old Petit went 3-10 with an ERA of 5.82 and a 1.52 WHIP in 89.2 innings (23 G/17 GS) last year.

Petit posted a solid K/9 rate of 7.43, but his BB/9 rate sat at 3.41, and he gave up 19 HRs.

Moving to pitcher-friendly Safeco Field and the Mariners' tough defense helps, but he needs to improve his fly ball rate (and home run rate) and walk rate to become a better pitcher.

He's still young, so if he can turn it around with Don Wakamatsu and Rick Adair, he may crack the rotation.

Another low-risk, high-reward move by Jack Zduriencik.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices