The Yankees found out earlier this afternoon Brendan Ryan had a Grade 2 calf strain. So what did they do? They went on the trade market and got a replacement shortstop.
The Yankees have announced they have acquired Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros in exchange for cash considerations. He’s slated to report to big league camp. Here’s his resume from the Yankees official press release:
In 2014, Petit batted .278 (27-for-97) with 14R, 8 doubles, 2HR and 9RBI in 37 games with Houston. He also played in 85 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, batting .297 (94-for-317) with 46R, 19 doubles, 1 triple, 10HR, 43 RBI, 20BB, a .340 on-base percentage and a .798OPS.
In his Major League career, Petit owns a .278 batting average (42-for-151) with 20R, 11 doubles, 2HR, 10RBI and a .692OPS in 62 games over parts of three seasons with Oakland (2008-09) and Houston (2014).