Mariners claim Petit off waivers from Arizona

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:35 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have claimed right-handed pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (USE-mere-o pa-TEET) off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

General manager Jack Zduriencik (zur-EN-cik) announced Thursday the addition of the 24-year-old who pitched in 23 games for Arizona last season. He was 3-10 with a 5.82 ERA.

In 17 starts, he was 3-9, with a 5.72 ERA. As a starter, he had 71 strikeouts in 83 1-3 innings.

Petit is 10-20 with a 5.57 ERA in 71 career appearances, 36 of them starts, for the Florida Marlins (2006) and Diamondbacks (2007-09).

The New York Mets originally signed him as a non-drafted free agent in 2001.

He was traded to the Marlins following the 2005 season as part of the Carlos Delgado trade.

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