A's put switch-pitcher Venditte on DL

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics have placed ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right shoulder.

Venditte became the first switch-handed pitcher to appear in a major league game since 1995 when he tossed two scoreless innings at Boston's Fenway Park on June 5. The 29-year-old did not allow a run in 5 2/3 innings over four outings after being promoted from Triple-A Nashville last week.

Right-hander Arnold Leon was recalled from Nashville in a corresponding move and will be available for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Leon posted a 5.06 ERA over five relief appearances in two previous stints with the A's this season. The 26-year-old was 0-3 with a 3.93 in seven games (six starts) with the Sounds.


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