From BR Bullpen
Gregorio Jesus Petit
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 190 lb.
 Biographical Information
Petit went 2 for 3 in his major league debut for the Oakland Athletics on May 18, and then picked up a hit in each of his team's next three games while filling in for an injured Mark Ellis. A shortstop in the minors, Petit was used at second base in place of regular back-up Donnie Murphy, as manager Bob Geren wanted to capitalize on Petit's hot bat at the time the A's were struggling. He ended going 8 for 23 (.348) in 14 games.