Blue Jays: Former players suiting up for new teams in 2019
Pat Venditte- San Francisco Giants
Pat Venditte will take his ambidextrous circus act to the Bay City in 2019 after inking a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Venditte spent part of the 2016 campaign with the Blue Jays after being selected off waivers from the Athletics.
The dual-throwing reliever made eight relief appearances for Toronto accumulating an inflated 5.19 earned run average in 8.2 innings of work. The Jays would eventually flip Venditte to the Mariners for minor-leaguer Tim Lopes in August of 2016.
Last season, Venditte made 15 appearances for the Dodgers sporting an impressive 2.57 earned run average while fanning nine in 14 innings of work. The reliever hadn’t appeared in the majors since 2016 prior to his small sample size with the Dodgers last season.
Venditte owns a career 2-2 record with a 4.45 earned run average and a -0.1 WAR in 56 career games with the Athletics, Blue Jays, Mariners, and Dodgers.
The 33-year old will look to put it all together over the course of an entire season with his new employer in 2019. Hopefully, for the Giants, two hands will be better than one.