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New York Yankee notes: Venditte still a sideshow

CC Sabathia had a rough outing Tuesday, failing to make it through the fifth inning. Nobody seemed to care, though, as the main attraction was switch-pitching Pat Venditte.

Venditte pitched 1.1 innings in his role as Spring Training sideshow. That is really all Venditte has ever been in the Yankee organization -- a curiosity, somebody to watch because he is different, not because of his ability.

He knows he is the only one who can change that.

"I understand where it's coming from, and it's my job to go out there and prove that I can pitch," Venditte said. "People are going to have their doubts when they hear something like this, and it's my job to prove that I can do it."

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