Venditte scheduled to pitch today
TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees minor league ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte is expected to pitch in his first major league spring training game during Tuesday's split-squad contest against Atlanta.
Venditte, who uses a six-finger glove, pitched at Class-A Charleston and Tampa last season, posting a combined 4-2 record with 22 saves. Venditte is an Omaha, Neb., native who pitched at Creighton University.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he has wanted to see Venditte pitch all spring.
Girardi earlier this spring asked that Venditte be sent over for a big league game from the minor league complex.
Yankees opening day starter CC Sabathia is scheduled to start the game with the Braves.
Also, reliever Alfredo Aceves has back tightness and will not pitch for the next few days.