The Yankees have announced that they’ve designated infielder Gregorio Petit for assignment. The Yankees also optioned righty Branden Pinder to Scranton. The moves clear space for righty Nick Goody, whose contract the Yankees selected from Triple-A Scranton after 48 1/3 strong innings of relief in the high minors this season.
The 30-year-old Petit collected 47 plate appearances with the Yankees, hitting .167/.217/.238. He’s also played with the Athletics and Astros in parts of four seasons in the big leagues. Petit isn’t a strong hitter, but he does provide versatility in the field, appearing at second and third with the Yankees and also appearing at shortstop in the minors this season.