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Report: Athletics sign Yusmeiro Petit to two-year, $10 million contract

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Closer Yusmeiro Petit #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch in the ninth inning on his way to picking up the save against the Texas Rangers on September 16, 2017 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 2-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Athletics have signed pitcher Yusmeiro Petit to a two-year, $10 million contract with a club option for a third year. He’ll earn $3.5 million in 2018 and $5.5 million in 2019. The club option for 2020 is worth $5.5 million with a $1 million buyout. The deal is pending a physical.

Petit, 33, had a terrific year pitching out of the Angels’ bullpen in 2017. He compiled a 2.76 ERA with a 101/18 K/BB ratio in a league-high 91 1/3 innings. He mostly pitched in the middle innings early in the season, but graduated to higher leverage situations as the year went on and he proved his value.

Petit gives the Athletics some extra muscle in the back of the bullpen behind Blake Treinen, Liam Hendricks, and Ryan Dull. He also has experience starting and could be used out of the rotation in a pinch.

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