Zac Curtis

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Zac Curtis
Matt Beaty & Zac Curtis Texas League ASG 01 (cropped).jpg
Curtis at the Texas League All-Star Game in 2017
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1992-07-04) July 4, 1992 (age 26)
Panama City Beach, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 30, 2016, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average4.74
Strikeouts34
Teams

Zachary Aaron Curtis (born July 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers.

Career[edit]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

Curtis attended Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He played college baseball at Volunteer State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University.[1] The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Curtis in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB draft. He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Hillsboro Hops. Curtis was called up to the majors for the first time on April 30, 2016, and made his major league debut that night.[2]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On November 23, 2016, the Diamondbacks traded Curtis to the Seattle Mariners, along with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger, for Taijuan Walker and Ketel Marte.[3]

He began the 2017 season with the Arkansas Travelers of the Double-A Texas League and was called up by the Mariners on May 11, 2017.[4] He pitched his first game for the Mariners that evening against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto. On September 4, Curtis was designated for assignment.[5]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On September 11, 2017, the Philadelphia Phillies claimed Curtis off waivers.[6] Curtis was designated for assignment on July 31, 2018.[7]

Texas Rangers[edit]

On August 7, 2018, the Texas Rangers claimed Curtis off waivers and immediately optioned to Triple A.[8] He was promoted to the major leagues on September 1, 2018.

On December 17, 2018, Curtis re-signed with the Texas Rangers on a minor-league contract, after being non-tendered earlier in the offseason.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Curtis married Chelsea Richardson in 2014. They met at Volunteer State.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Commando Zac Curtis waits for MLB Draft call". Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Former MTSU pitcher Zac Curtis called up to majors". Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Perry, Dayn (November 23, 2016). "Mariners, D-Backs swap Taijuan Walker, Segura as part of 5-player trade: Arizona gets help in the rotation while Seattle lands an impact infielder". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Johns, Greg. "Mariners claim Lawrence, recall Curtis". The Official Site of the Seattle Mariners. MLB.com. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ Adams, Steve (September 4, 2017). "Mariners Claim Hannemann, Frankoff; Curtis Designated; Phelps To 60-Day DL". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Zolecki, Todd (September 11, 2017). "Phils claim lefty Curtis off waivers". mlb.com. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/07/rays-trade-wilson-ramos-phillies.html
  8. ^ "Rangers' Zac Curtis: Claimed and optioned by Rangers". CBSSports. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rangers sign pitchers Matt Bush, Zac Curtis, and Tim Dillard, along with infielder Chase d'Arnaud, to Minor League contracts". MLB.com. December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

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