Partch with the Cincinnati Reds
|Born: February 13, 1987|
|June 9, 2013, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Earned run average||5.52|
Curtis Partch (born February 13, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cincinnati Reds drafted Partch in the 26th round of the 2007 MLB draft from Merced College, where he did sign. Partch was assigned to the Gulf Coast Reds, where he pitched in 5 games before being promoted to Advanced Rookie Billings. In 17 games that year (1 start), Partch went 1–0 with a 2.88 ERA and 3 saves, while striking out 26 and 34 1⁄3 innings pitched.
Partch played 2008 with the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League, where in 33 games (17 starts), Partch went 5–11 with a 5.00 ERA and 1 save, striking out 74 in 111 2⁄3 innings. Partch began 2009 with Dayton, before being promoted to Sarasota Reds of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in August. He also pitched in one game for the Carolina Mudcats of the Class AA Southern League. In 27 starts that year, Partch went 12–9 with a 4.49 ERA, striking out 104 in 148 1⁄3 innings.
Partch played 2010 with the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, while pitching one game for Carolina. In 29 total appearances (25 starts), Partch went 7–12 with a 5.33 ERA, striking out 97 in 135 innings. Partch began 2011 with the Bakersfield Blaze of the Class A-Advanced California League, where he made 21 starts before being promoted to Carolina in August, where he finished the year. In 28 total starts, he went 8–13 with a 5.66 ERA, striking out 126 in 160 2⁄3 innings.
Partch played most of 2012 with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League, although he had a 7-game stint with Bakersfield in late April. In 52 total appearances (4 starts), Partch went 7–4 with a 4.26 ERA and 8 saves, striking out 79 in 82 1⁄3 innings. After the season, Partch played with the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League (AFL), and was elected to the AFL Rising Stars Game, along with fellow Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton. The Reds added Partch to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.
Partch began 2013 with Pensacola until he was promoted to the Louisville Bats of the Class AAA International League in late April. On June 8, Partch was recalled by the Reds, replacing Logan Ondrusek on the active roster. On June 9, 2013, Partch made his Major League debut in the 10th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up a grand slam to Matt Holliday, the first batter he faced.
Partch was non-tendered by the Reds after the 2014 season.
San Francisco Giants
He signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2015 season.
On November 1, 2017, he became a free agent.
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