NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sounds pitcher Pat Venditte has been called up to the Oakland A’s, the team announced Friday.
Venditte, an ambidextrous pitcher, will become just the second player in history to pitch in an MLB game with both his right and left hands.
Venditte uses a special glove that is designed to be worn on either hand. He made one start for the Sounds and posted a 1.36 ERA in 17 total appearances this season.
Venditte first gained national attention when he played collegiate baseball and was featured in Sports Illustrated.
He was familiar with Nashville before becoming a member of the Sounds. While playing for Creighton, Venditte picked up his first collegiate win against Vanderbilt at Hawkins Field in 2006.
In the official announcement, Oakland designated Venditte’s position as SHP – a switch-handed pitcher.