Former Creighton switch-pitcher Pat Venditte called up by Los Angeles Dodgers

Pat Venditte is back with the Los Angeles Dodgers after making five relief appearances for the big-league club earlier this season.

Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte is back in the majors after getting called up Saturday by the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Venditte takes the place of reliever Yimi Garcia, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list. This will be the Creighton and Omaha Central graduate's fifth stint with the big-league club this season. He made five relief appearances for the Dodgers in May, recording an 8.31 ERA over 4-1/3 innings.

Venditte has been much sharper at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He has 46 strikeouts and a 1.93 ERA over 32 minor-league appearances. Venditte earned a win in his native Omaha last month against the Storm Chasers, retiring six of the seven batters he faced over two scoreless innings.

Venditte has pitched in 46 MLB games during his career. Most of that came with Oakland in 2015, and he also reached the majors with Toronto and Seattle in 2016. He joined the Dodgers' organization as a free agent during the offseason.

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Bravo "Again" Famiglia Venditte!


Hope he can his ERA down and stick for a while. Classy guy.

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