Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte goes on DL with shoulder injury

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

The team announced the roster move Friday, and it is retroactive to Thursday. Oakland recalled right-hander Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville to fill the roster spot as the A's began a weekend series against the Angels in Anaheim.

The ambidextrous Venditte, the first pitcher to throw with both hands in the majors since Greg Harris in 1995, pitched in four games and allowed one hit with four strikeouts and two walks in 5 2-3 innings of relief. He made his major league debut June 5 in Boston at age 29.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.