Arizona Acquires Petit From Florida For Julio

Monday, March 26th 2007, 3:14 pm
By: News On 6

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-hander Yusmeiro Petit from the Florida Marlins for right-hander Jorge Julio and cash on Monday.

The 22-year-old Petit made his big league debut last year with Florida, going 1-1 with a 9.57 ERA in 15 games. He's been a starter throughout his minor league career.

The 28-year-old Julio went 2-4 with a 4.23 ERA in 62 appearances with the Diamondbacks and New York Mets last year. He was Arizona's closer for part of the season, recording 15 saves in 19 opportunities.