Ambidextrous pitcher throws for Yanks vs. Braves

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte threw
with both arms for the New York Yankees on Tuesday, giving up one
run in 1 1-3 innings during a 9-6 split-squad loss to the Atlanta

Venditte switched back and forth, depending on whether he was
facing a righty or lefty. He gave up two hits and a walk.

The 24-year-old reliever, who uses a six-finger glove, pitched
in Class A last season and went 4-2 with 22 saves and a 1.87 ERA.

Yankees ace CC Sabathia tuned up for his start in the major
league opener Sunday night at Boston, allowing five runs and eight
hits. He has a 7.23 ERA this spring.

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