O'Day, Smith, Pettit promoted
Chris Pettit
Chris Pettit

Posted Jun 21, 2007


The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced that outfielder Chris Pettit has been promoted to Rancho Cucamonga of the California League. Also, Darren O'Day and Coby Smith have been promoted to Double-A Arkansas.

Chris Pettit, a Midwest League Western Division All-Star, was among the league leaders in several categories and was leading the league in doubles (24), on-base percentage (.429), and runs scored (47).

In 64 games for the Kernels, he was batting .346 (79-228) with nine homers and 41 RBIs.

The outfielder also swiped 17 bags in 21 attempts in Midwest league play. He had a .404 average in the first inning of games, a catalyst for the Cedar Rapids offense.

Right-hander Darren O’Day, a California League All-Star selection, has been promoted to Double-A Arkansas. The 24-year old Jacksonville, FL native has been nothing short of spectacular for the Quakes this season, posting a 4-0 record with a 0.75 ERA in 24 appearances.

O’Day accrued 11 saves and fanned 26 California League batters while walking just six. The former Florida Gator was signed as a non-drafted free agent in May of 2006. Coby Smith, 26, had played at both Salt Lake and Rancho Cucamonga during the 2007 season. He batted .354 with two home runs and nine RBI in 18 games with the Quakes after joining the team in mid-May.

Smith, an Ashford, AL resident, is currently in his first season of affiliated baseball after playing three seasons in the independent leagues. The Angels purchased his contract from the Shreveport Sports of the independent American Association on January 31st.

A replacement has not been announced at this time. The Kernels roster is at 24 active players with five currently on the disabled list.



Related Stories
Cedar Rapids Kernels June Report
 -by InsideTheHalos.com  Jun 21, 2007
Angels Prospect Interview: DeAndre Miller
 -by InsideTheHalos.com  Jun 24, 2007
Kernels place six on All-Star team
 -by InsideTheHalos.com  Jun 5, 2007

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from InsideTheHalos.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
OF Chris Pettit (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > LA Angels
Baseball > Loyola Marymount > Alumni
Baseball > Rancho Cucamonga
Baseball > San Dimas HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]