Oakland Athletics switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has fallen victim to the injury bug that has forced him to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. 

Continue for updates. 

Venditte Has Shoulder Strain

Friday, June 12

According to the A’s official Twitter, Venditte has a strained right shoulder that will keep him out for at least the next 15 days:

“I’ve gone from pure joy to this,” Venditte said, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group. Hickey reported the pitcher won’t throw for a week.

Joe Stiglich of CSN California reported the MRI shows Venditte has minor fraying in the area of his shoulder he had surgery on in 2012, but the pitcher hasn’t torn the muscle completely.

Venditte became one of the best stories in 2015 when he made his MLB debut on June 5 against Boston at the age of 29 after spending seven-plus seasons in the minors. He became the first pitcher to throw from both sides since 1995 in that game, throwing two scoreless innings. 

Oakland manager Bob Melvin used Venditte a total of four times covering 5.2 innings before he was injured. It’s especially unfortunate timing for the former 20th-round draft pick after he fought for so many years to reach the big leagues, but hopefully he will be able to return soon. 

Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com