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Dodgers sign switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a minor league deal

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 02: Relief pitcher Pat Venditte #61 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on October 2, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Athletics defeated the Mariners 3-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that the Dodgers have signed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a minor league deal.

Venditte, 32, spent the 2017 season entirely at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the affiliate of the Phillies. He pitched 69 2/3 innings, accruing a 3.36 ERA with a 69/36 K/BB ratio.

Venditte pitched in the majors briefly in 2015-16. He has a career 4.97 ERA in 50 2/3 innings in the big leagues. Though his ability to pitch with either hand is interesting, it’s unlikely he occupies any role of importance with the Dodgers. He will simply serve as bullpen depth.

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