Zac Curtis

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Zac Curtis
Curtis at the Texas League All-Star Game in 2017
Born: (1992-07-04) July 4, 1992 (age 31)
Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 30, 2016, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2018, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average4.74

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


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] He was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to open the 2019 season.[10] Curtis was released by Texas on July 12.

Personal life[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "Former Commando Zac Curtis waits for MLB Draft call". The Tennessean. 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. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Adams, Steve (September 4, 2017). "Mariners Claim Hannemann, Frankoff; Curtis Designated; Phelps To 60-Day DL". Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Zolecki, Todd (September 11, 2017). "Phils claim lefty Curtis off waivers". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rays, Phillies "Deep into Talks" on Wilson Ramos Trade".
  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". December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Sounds Announce Tentative Opening Day Roster". March 27, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.

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