Joey Curletta

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Joey Curletta
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Curletta with the Tulsa Drillers in 2016
Boston Red Sox
First baseman
Born: (1994-03-08) March 8, 1994 (age 25)
Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joseph Dominic Curletta (born March 8, 1994) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Career[edit]

Curletta attended Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona.[1] The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Curletta in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB draft,[2] and he signed with the Dodgers rather than attend the University of Arizona.[3]

Curletta began his professional career with the Arizona League Dodgers.[3] He played for the Ogden Raptors in the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 2013 and the Great Lakes Loons of the Class A Midwest League in 2014.[4] In September 2016, the Dodgers sent Curletta to the Philadelphia Phillies as the player to be named later in their earlier trade for Carlos Ruiz.[5] After the 2016 season, the Phillies traded Curletta to the Mariners for Pat Venditte.[6] He played for the Modesto Nuts of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2017.[7] In 2018, he played for the Arkansas Travelers of the Class AA Texas League, and he won the Texas League Player of the Year Award.[8] Curletta was awarded the Ken Griffey Jr. Minor League Hitter of the Year by the Seattle Mariners for his 2018 season.[9]

The Mariners added him to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft after the 2018 season.[10][11] He began the 2019 season with the Tacoma Rainiers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[12] The Boston Red Sox claimed Curletta off of waivers on May 4, and assigned him to the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League.[13] On September 1, the Red Sox assigned Curletta outright to Portland, removing him from their 40-man roster.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skoda, Jason P. (June 3, 2012). "Curletta expected to go high in MLB draft | Sports". ahwatukee.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Texas notes: Curletta busting loose for Travs". MiLB.com. August 24, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Curletta begins pro career with Dodgers | Ahwatukee Foothills". eastvalleytribune.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Joey Curletta enjoys home cooking for Great Lakes Loons". MLive.com. May 14, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Adler, David (May 24, 2018). "Joey Curletta completes Carlos Ruiz trade". MLB.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Johns, Greg (May 24, 2018). "Mariners acquire Joey Curletta from Phillies". MLB.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Prospect Joey Curletta earns Mariners' notice | San Francisco Giants". Mlb.com. January 16, 2019. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Joey Curletta Wins League Player of the Year | Travelers". Milb.com. August 29, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mariners announce Minor League award winners, led by Joey Curletta & Matt Festa". lookoutlanding.com. September 25, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  10. ^ Press, Associated. "Mariners claim OF John Andreoli, lock up Joey Curletta | Tacoma News Tribune". Thenewstribune.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Prospect Joey Curletta earns Mariners' notice". MLB.com. January 16, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "Tacoma Rainiers 2019 roster breakdown | Tacoma News Tribune". Thenewstribune.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Smith, Christopher (May 4, 2019). "Boston Red Sox claim Joey Curletta off waivers from Mariners, add to 40-man roster". masslive.com. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. September 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.

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