Oakland Athletics switch-pitcher Pat Venditte recorded two outs on Tuesday, one with each arm, against the San Francisco Giants.
"I didn't realize it was him when he started throwing, so it kind of tripped me out there for a second," Ben Zobrist said. "Obviously he does it well. It's not like he's weaker from one side than the other. Obviously he's able to throw all of his pitches and spot up from both sides. It's really fun to watch. It's an anomaly for sure."
Venditte signed a Minor League deal with the Athletics this spring after spending seven seasons in the New York Yankees organization.
A natural right-hander, Venditte paid particularly close attention to the new timers that have been installed in ballparks to regulate pace of play.
"For me, it's something I'm going to have to look at, because I don't want to get into a situation where I don't get one of my arms loose," he said. "Usually when I'm switching over, that second arm that I'm pitching with is going to be the first hitter. So I want to make sure I have enough time to get a feel for my pitches with both arms."