O'Day, Smith, Pettit promoted

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.

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