"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 I've got to prove that I can do it."
Venditte was a walk-on at Creighton University, then drafted as a 20th-round Draft pick by Yankees in 2008 and is 5-2 with a 1.53 ERA in 79 career Minor League relief appearances.
Last season, Venditte finished at Class A Tampa, where he was 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA in 21 games.
Venditte allowed 1 earned run and 2 hits while working 1 and 1/3 against the Braves.