PAT VENDITTE NEWS

A’s Place Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte on 15-Day DL

After being called up to the Major Leagues only a week ago, Pat Venditte, the first major league switch-pitcher in over 20 years finds himself on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain. Venditte, a 29-year old rookie, has been a bright spot in an otherwise uninspiring, underachieving, and unreliable A’s bullpen. So far in his big league career, Venditte has pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics switch-pitcher Pat Venditte put on 15-day disabled list

The Oakland Athletics have placed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, just a week after making his major league debut. After pitching in the minor leagues for seven years, Venditte finally got his chance to pitch in the big leagues last Friday, when he threw two scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 29-year...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Switch-pitcher Venditte goes on DL with shoulder injury

  Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the A's began a weekend series against the Angels in Anaheim. The ambidextrous Venditte, the first pitcher...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte goes on DL with shoulder injury

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the A's began a weekend series against the Angels in Anaheim. The ambidextrous Venditte...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch pitcher Pat Venditte placed on DL

Major League Baseball’s only switch throwing pitcher has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics. The 29-year-old had become an intriguing late inning option out of the Athletics bullpen but lands on the DL with a strained right shoulder. In four games Venditte had not allowed a run while pitching a total of 5 2/3 innings.
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Amphibious’ Pitcher Pat Venditte Goes on DL, Everyone on Twitter Wonders Why

Huge news out of Oakland today as ambidextrous — and amphibious — pitcher Pat Venditte was placed on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder: #Athletics place Pat Venditte on the 15-day DL with a strained right shoulder; recall Arnold from Nashville. — #VoteGreenCollar (@Athletics) June 12, 2015 Of course, this allowed Twitter users everywhere to express their originality...
Via Busted Coverage
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Venditte Moved to 15-Day DL

One week ago, Pat Venditte became the first full-time switch pitcher to be called up in the modern era. Today, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Athletics due to a right shoulder strain: #Athletics place Pat Venditte on the 15-day DL with a strained right shoulder; recall Arnold from Nashville. — #VoteGreenCollar (@Athletics) June 12, 2015 Venditte became an overnight...
Via BaySportsNet
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s switch-pitcher Pat Venditte placed on DL

Baseball fans hoping to catch The Pat Venditte Show will have to wait at least another two weeks to do so. The Oakland A’s on Friday placed Venditte, the first switch-pitcher to appear in the majors in 20 years, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The 29-year-old Venditte made headlines last Friday when he threw with both arms in a scoreless two-inning...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Pat Venditte Facts

1) Italian-American switch-pitching Pat Venditte uses both hands to express himself on the podium. 2) It takes Pat Venditte twice as long as to stretch, and to get warm. 3) Pat Venditte‘s six-finger glove was made by Mizuno for him, but the model was designed for switch-pitcher Greg Harris. The Greg Harris Mizuno that Venditte […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Venditte: First Ambidextrous Pitcher in Twenty Years

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 7: Pat Venditte #29 of the Oakland Athletics throws in relief in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 7, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Meet Pat Venditte, Major League Baseball’s first ambidextrous pitcher in over 20 years. For those who don’t know, being ambidextrous means to be equally talented...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians Draft a Switch-Pitcher

The Indians drafted an ambidextrous pitcher earlier today, taking Ryan Perez out of Judson (Illinois) University in the 12th round. According to Cleveland scouting director Brad Grant, the 21-year-old Perez is a different kind of switch-pitcher than Oakland’s Pat Venditte. Unlike Venditte, Perez doesn’t switch hands each time a new, different-sided batter steps into the […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians draft switch pitcher Ryan Perez on 12th round

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have selected switch pitcher Ryan Perez in the 12th round of the baseball's amateur draft. The 21-year-old, taken by Cleveland with the 364th overall pick, played at Judson University, an NAIA school in suburban Chicago. He was 4-1 with a 4.61 record this season as a junior. He was Most Valuable Player in the Cape Cod League All-Game in 2014. Perez, a...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A historic week for newspaper headlines (and former Yankee farmhand Pat Venditte)

Just to recap this week's news in the world of classic headlines.The writer of one of the most famous headlines in the history of the news business has died. The editor behind famed 'Headless Body In Topless Bar' headline dies http://t.co/MHG8rB7Zz5 — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 10, 2015Meanwhile, the writer of this headline is, presumably, still alive. That's ... not...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Venditte explains how he ended up becoming a 'switch-pitcher'

Pat Venditte, the Oakland Athletics' switch-pitching reliever, made his home debut at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday night, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the A's 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers.As it was Venditte's first game at home since being recalled by the A's last Friday, he spoke with the media before the game in a press conference, at which he was asked a few things about how he...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Newspaper Dubs Pat Venditte An ‘Amphibious’ Pitcher After MLB Debut (Photo)

Pat Venditte can pitch under any circumstances. Left-handed, right-handed, on land, under water, you name it. But yeah, about that last part. The East Oregonian apparently believes Venditte has an extra rare talent, as the newspaper published the following headline after the Oakland Athletics switch pitcher made his MLB debut against the Boston Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk threatens Hulk Hogan; Gronk & Papi sing duet

Legendary WWE superstar Hulk Hogan is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan. Former WWE superstar CM Punk is a Chicago Blackhawks fans. However, when Hogan appeared on NBC Sports Network following Tampa Bay's 3-2 win in Game 3 last night, he hardly sounded like a legit fan, botching the name of Steven Stamkos. This was not lost on Punk, who too to Twitter to threaten Hogan. Hogan then responded...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Triple Play: Gerrit Cole, Robinson Cano, Pat Venditte

In this week’s edition, we look at a former top draft pick who is fulfilling his promise, a big-time free agent who no longer is filling his, and more, including the most interesting pitcher to reach the major leagues in years. Off we go: Who’s Hot? Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates We could have gone with Chris Archer in this area (again), but we opted for an ace who isn’t...
Via i70baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Stand in awe of MLB’s first amphibious pitcher

This is just…………yeah @awfulannouncing pic.twitter.com/EUkbT0BLZZ — Davis MacAulay (@dtrainmac) June 9, 2015 Not only can Pat Venditte pitch with both his left and his right hand, apparently he can also do it at land and sea. If that dosen’t make him the Sportsman of the Year front-runner, I don’t know what will. Let’s see American Pharoah try to do that. The post...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

'East Oregonian' newspaper reports on amphibious switch-pitcher Pat Venditte

Oakland Athletics prospect and switch-pitcher Pat Venditte made his first Major League appearance against the Boston Red Sox this weekend and tossed two scoreless innings.The East Oregonian reported on the amphibious pitcher. Favorite headline of week. He pitches righty, lefty — and evidently, also underwater. Faces Aquaman in next outing. pic.twitter.com/efxaQxFp8Z— Neill Woelk...
Via Bob's Blitz
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No, A's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte isn't 'amphibian'

Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Venditte has been in the headlines ever since making his MLB debut on Friday in the A's loss to the Boston Red Sox, due to the simple fact that he throws with both hands.Yes, he's ambidextrous - and his arrival on Friday after years in the minor leagues garnered attention throughout the Internet. It also, apparently, was an opportunity for amusing...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Pat Venditte & Pitching Coach Curt Young

Episode 570 Pat Venditte is the switch-pitcher originally drafted by the Yankees who recently made his major-league debut with Oakland. Curt Young is the current pitching coach for the latter of those clubs. They’re both guests on this edition of FanGraphs Audio — talking, in both cases, with contributor David Laurila. Don’t hesitate to direct […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Venditte Arrives

The A’s and Red Sox are both last-place teams so perhaps you weren’t riveted to your screen Friday night when the two met for the first of a three-game set in Boston. If not, you missed the major-league debut of a 29-year-old relief pitcher. Your life is undoubtedly sadder now. But have no fear because […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Pickups of the Week

View image | gettyimages.com Catchers Francisco Cervelli (18% owned Yahoo) Cervelli is hitting .331 on the year with a .396 OBP, the best amongst starting catchers. With only 1 home run, he's not going to hit for power but he will keep your team average up and score some runs on a good Pirates team. He's hitting .375 in June. J.T. Realmuto (2%) Realmuto is finally starting...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox use seven-run eighth to rally past A's for 3-game sweep

BOSTON -- Rusney Castillo hit a solo homer and an RBI single during a seven-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics 7-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Xander Bogaerts delivered a go-ahead, two-run double. The Red Sox got eight hits in the comeback before ambidextrous Pat Venditte, Oakland's fifth pitcher of the inning, got the last out...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox rally for 7 runs in 8th, sweep Athletics 7-4

BOSTON (AP) Rusney Castillo hit a solo homer and an RBI single during a seven-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics 7-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Xander Bogaerts delivered a go-ahead, two-run double. The Red Sox got eight hits in the comeback before ambidextrous Pat Venditte, Oakland's fifth pitcher of the inning, got the last...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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