CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Reliever Pat Venditte is bringing his two-armed skills to Tampa.

The Charletson RiverDogs said Saturday their switch-pitching closer was promoted to the Yankees advances Class A team. Venditte uses a specially designed, six-fingered glove with two thumbs so he can face batters as a rigthy or a lefty.

Venditte led the South Atlantic League with 20 saves. He had a 2-2 record with a 1.47 ERA over 30 2-3 innings. He finished with 73 strikeouts and nine walks.

Venditte became a national sensation in college at Creighton with his ambidextrous delivery. He converted all 23 of his save opportunities last summer for the Staten Island Yankees before moving on to Charleston this season.

Venditte continued his success with the RiverDogs, making the South Atlantic League all-star team.


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