The San Francisco Giants made the signing of Pat Venditte to a one-year contract official on Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but he did secure a Major League deal.
Venditte joins the Giants after spending one season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He signed a Minor League contract that included an invitation to Spring Training, which the veteran took full advantage of.
Venditte began the 2018 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City but was called up eight times throughout the course of the year. He went 2-0 with one save and a 1.53 ERA through 15 appearances for Oklahoma City before earning the promotion.
The switch-pitcher wound up going 4-2 with four saves, a 1.75 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 45 Triple-A games. In 15 games with the Dodgers, he pitched a 2.57 ERA, 3.87 FIP and 1.00 WHIP. Venditte closed the regular season on a strong note, throwing 9.2 scoreless innings over his final 10 games.
The 33-year-old reunites with former Dodgers general manager and current Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. He was also in the Oakland Athletics front office during the same time Venditte was a member of the organization.
Venditte made his MLB debut with Oakland in 2015, going 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 26 games.