Yusmeiro Petit Gets Back to the Big Leagues
Yusmeiro Petit (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Senior Editor
Posted Jun 30, 2008

Edgar Gonzalez landed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain. To replace him on the 25-man roster, the Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Yusmeiro Petit from Triple-A Tucson.

Yusmeiro Petit broke camp with the big league team, but was shipped back to Triple-A after just six bullpen appearances to make room for top prospect Max Scherzer.

With Scherzer and Edgar Gonzalez both the 15-day disabled list, Petit is back in the majors after as very successful stint in Triple-A. While he went just 3-3 with a 4.80 ERA there, his peripheral numbers were stellar in the hitter-friendly PCL. He fanned 67 batters while walking just eight. He did not allow a base on balls during the entire month of May, spanning six starts and 32 innings.

Petit has been used solely as a starter throughout 109 minor league games, and has usually performed better in that role at the major league level. His role in July will be long relief, however, he could make a spot start or two to give the struggling Randy Johnson or Micah Owings a breather.

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