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Anthony James Veneziano (born September 1, 1997 in Hackettstown, NJ) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Veneziano attended Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington Township, Warren County, New Jersey and played college baseball at Coastal Carolina University. In 2018, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. He made his professional debut with the Idaho Falls Chukars. Veneziano did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He returned in 2021 to play for the Quad Cities River Bandits. He pitched 2022 with the Double–A Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Veneziano started the 2023 season with Northwest Arkansas before being promoted to the Triple–A Omaha Storm Chasers during the season. In 26 games (25 starts) split between the two clubs, he registered a cumulative 10–5 record and 3.55 ERA with 127 strikeouts in 132.0 innings of work. On September 19, 2023, Veneziano was selected to the Royals 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time.
Anthony learned to speak into his glove to mask his talking on the mound from watching Andy Pettitte.
Anthony is on Twitter (X.com) @Antveneziano)
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