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.


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]


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

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