Leo: Meet Gregorio Petit
It’s starting to look like Gregorio Petit (pronounced Puh-TEET) will open the season as the Clippers shortstop. The 27 year-old from Ocumare, Venezuela was infomred Friday that he won’t make the Indians roster.
Petit has impressed the Indians brass with his defensive range and soft hands during the Cactus League schedule. He’s also 6-for-19 (.316) at the plate.
Petit got a taste of the bigs in 2008 and 2009, appearing in 25 games with Oakland. He was traded to Texas before the 2010 season, in exchange for Edwar Ramirez.
He signed a minors deal with San Diego last season, but missed the entire year with a knee injury.
Petit has logged four Triple-A seasons in the Pacific Coast League and carries a career .265 average in the minors with a .322 on-base percentage.