The Mariners acquired ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
The Mariners acquired switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later, the team announced Saturday. The Mariners also designated right-handed pitcher Donn Roach to clear room on the 40-man roster.
Venditte has allowed 5 earned runs over 8.2 innings for the Blue Jays this season, spending most of the year with AAA Buffalo, where he posted a 4.37 ERA in 35 innings pitched. Venditte spent his rookie season in 2015 with the Oakland Athletics, where he posted a 4.40 ERA, allowing 14 earned runs over 28.2 innings.
The 31-year-old is the first known full-time ambidextrous pitcher in MLB history. He’ll first report to AAA Tacoma.