Former Creighton pitcher Pat Venditte, professional baseball’s only ambidextrous pitcher, has a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Venditte said Monday night that he is hoping to avoid surgery that would sideline him for around 10 months. He is currently rehabbing the injury at the New York Yankees’ training complex in Tampa, Fla.
“I should know more in about two weeks or so,’’ Venditte said.
Venditte started the season with the Yankees’ Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team. After allowing four runs in his season debut on April 6, Venditte put together a string of six scoreless appearances covering 11 innings, capped by a three-inning outing on April 29 against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
It was shortly after that Venditte went on the disabled list.
“At first I thought it was just soreness, but I found out it was a little more serious,’’ Venditte said. “We’ll have to see what happens in the next couple of weeks.’’
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