Dodgers Sign Chris Pettit

We actually have some Dodger news that’s not about the sale. The Dodgers have made an acquisition. The Dodgers have signed outfielder Chris Pettit to a minor league deal according to Jerry Crasnick, Jerry Crasnick Tweet. Pettit is a 27-year old outfielder that was originally drafted by the Angels in the 19th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Pettit is 6’0, 200 pounds, and a right handed hitter. Pettit is from Southern California, born in Pasadena. Pettit attended San Dimas High School, and was named male Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2002. He went to Loyola Marymount University, and then was drafted by the Angels.

Pettit has been playing professionally since 2006. He has played for Cedar Rapids of the Midwest league, Rancho Cucamonga, Arkansas, and the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League. Pettit, in the minor leagues, has a career average of .280 with a career OBP of .365. Pettit has hit 49 home runs in the minors, and stolen 77 bases.

As a Major Leaguer, Pettit was called up to the show in 2009. He played in 10 games for the Angels that season, going 2 for 7 in 7 at bats, which is a .286 batting average. Pettit collected his first major league hit in his first major league at-bat, and scored his first run on a Howie Kendrick double.

Pettit missed the entire 2010 season because of shoulder surgery. Pettit spent the entire 2011 season between double AA Arkansas and AAA Salt Lake. He struggled hitting a combined .182 with 10 home runs and 67 RBI. He appeared in only one game for the Angels in 2011, but as a pinch-runner. Pettit’s defense ranks about average, and he has had experience playing all three outfield positions. He also has played some games at first base in the minor leagues. Pettit should provide depth for the Isotopes in the Albuquerque outfield.

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