December 14, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has completed a $3 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

The deal pays Petit $2.5 million in 2016 and includes a club option of $3 million in 2017, with a $500,000 buyout. That option would become guaranteed if Petit were to pitch at least 80 innings in 2016 - a total he has surpassed twice in eight major league seasons.

Washington announced the agreement Monday.

In 2015, Petit threw 76 innings for the San Francisco Giants, going 1-1 with a 3.67 ERA in 42 appearances, all but one as a reliever.

Since making his major league debut in 2006, Petit is 20-27 with a 4.59 ERA in 161 games, 57 as a starter. He was 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in the 2014 postseason, playing a key bullpen role as the Giants won the World Series. In Game 2 of the Division Series against the Nationals, he pitched six shutout innings of one-hit ball before San Francisco won in the 18th.

The 31-year-old spent the past four seasons with the Giants.

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