According to agent Marc Kligman, switch-pitcher Pat Venditte signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training with the Athletics today. He became a minor league free agent after the season. Venditte, 29, spent parts of the last seven seasons in the Yankees’ farm system, where he had a 2.46 ERA with a 10.1 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 384.2 innings. He’s famous because he throws with both arms, but his stuff is fringy from both sides, especially since he had right shoulder surgery in 2012. Maybe the A’s will give Venditte a chance. That would be neat. I am kinda curious to see him. Venditte is from the Colter Bean class of relievers though, a guy with great minor league numbers but not the stuff to hack it in MLB.
Here is your open thread for the night. The Rangers, Knicks, and Nets are all playing, plus there’s bound to be some college basketball on somewhere. Talk about those games, Venditte, or anything else right here.