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Giants pitcher Pat Venditte taking leave of absence after wife’s brain hemorrhage


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Giants switch-pitcher Pat Venditte released a statement on social media Tuesday, announcing he would be stepping away from baseball for undetermined period of time as his wife, Erin, recovers from a brain hemorrhage she suffered on July 4. Thankfully, Venditte said that Erin was able to return home last Sunday, and that while it will take some time, a full recovery should take place.

“A massive headache led to a visit to the emergency room where scans showed blood on (Erin’s) brain,” Venditte wrote. “She was air lifted to the neurologist intensive care unit at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center. After 16 days, 2 angiograms, and an MRI of her head and spine, it was found that she had a subarachnoid hemorrhage with no know source of the bleed.”

Here’s Venditte’s full message:

After being signed by the Giants to a one-year deal in December, Venditte was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento and has spent much of the 2019 season with the River Cats. Venditte was a member of the Oakland A’s in 2015.

 

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