Switch-pitching Pat Venditte signs Minor League deal with A's
Switch-hitters are fairly common in the Majors. And they can be really good. See Chipper Jones. See Eddie Murray. See below:
But how about switch-pitchers? Well, apart from four in the 19th century, just one has appeared in a big league game during the modern era -- Greg A. Harris in 1995. But in 2015, we might be treated to another:
Venditte has spent seven seasons in the Yankees' Minor League system, tallying 384 2/3 innings, 431 K's and a 2.46 ERA. He's done most of his work as a reliever, and as you can see from his numbers, he's done a pretty good job. Let's hope the 29-year-old impresses Billy Beane enough this spring to get a call up to The Show, because, honestly, who wouldn't want to see him there?