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Report: A's sign former Giants postseason standout


By Bay Area News Group

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Aís added former Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit to their staff Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to a two-year, $10 million deal with the right-hander who excelled for the Angels last season.
Petit, 33, last year signed a minor-league deal with the Angels just before spring training, and he delivered a 2.76 ERA over 91 1/3 innings, including a major-league leading 87 1/3 innings out of the bullpen. Aside from his effectiveness, his ability to pitch multiple innings out of the bullpen made him one of their most important pitchers.
The A’s will reportedly pay Petit $3.5 million in 2018 and $5.5 million in 2019. His deal includes a $1 million buyout on an option for 2020. Petit earned a base salary of $2.25 million, with the opportunity to earn another $1.25 million in incentives with the Angels in 2017.
The Athleticís Ken Rosenthal first reported Petitís deal.
Giants fans may most remember Petit for his near-perfect game against the Diamondbacks in 2013, when former Aís star Eric Chavez ruined Petitís bid with a two-out, ninth-inning hit. Or perhaps it was Petitís dominant performance against the Nationals in the Giantsí 18-inning NLDS Game 2 win in 2014, when he became the first pitcher to throw at least six shutout innings of relief and win a postseason game in 15 years.
Petit is the second offseason bullpen addition for the Aís, who acquired Emilio Pagan from the Mariners for Ryon Healy two weeks ago.
While Petit has the capability of starting games, heíll likely join other right-handers Blake Treinen, Ryan Dull, Liam Hendriks and perhaps Santiago Casilla in the Aís bullpen. Non-tender candidate Chris Hatcher is also still in the mix.
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register contributed to this report.