Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte is back in the major leagues after being recalled by Oakland on Saturday.
Venditte was recalled from Triple A Nashville along with pitcher Dan Otero as the A's shuffled their roster of arms, sending pitcher Aaron Brooks back to Triple A and designated pitcher Brad Mills for assignment.
Venditte, 30, an ambidextrous pitcher who can throw with both arms, has not pitched for the A's since June, when he made his major league debut and threw four scoreless relief appearances before heading to the disabled list with a right shoulder strain. The Athletics activated him August 3, but optioned him to Triple A.
The A's sit last in the American League West at 51-66. Oakland takes on Baltimore in the second of a three-game series Saturday night.
- Jeremy Woo