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Double take - Venditte's debut with the Ms
Throwback to 2016...
Call to arms: Ambidextrous Venditte shines in debut
By Greg Johns / MLB.com | @gregjohnsmlb | August 30th, 2016
Acquired from Toronto in early August and promoted from Triple-A on Saturday, Venditte impressed in his first foray with the Mariners.
"You want to show these guys that you can get outs," he said. "When you come in throwing with both hands, for the guys that haven't seen you before, you want to show them that you're here to win. They'll see what I'm about the next month here, but to get off on the right foot was big."
Manager Scott Servais certainly liked what he saw in the 54-pitch outing from his versatile new reliever.
"Venditte did a great job mixing and matching and doing what he does," Servais said. "It's pretty remarkable when you sit there and watch how he does it."