Curletta with the Tulsa Drillers in 2016
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|Born: March 8, 1994|
Curletta attended Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Arizona. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Curletta in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB draft, and he signed with the Dodgers rather than attend the University of Arizona.
Curletta began his professional career with the Arizona League Dodgers. 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. 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. After the 2016 season, the Phillies traded Curletta to the Mariners for Pat Venditte. He played for the Modesto Nuts of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2017. 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. Curletta was awarded the Ken Griffey Jr. Minor League Hitter of the Year by the Seattle Mariners for his 2018 season.
The Mariners added him to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft after the 2018 season. He began the 2019 season with the Tacoma Rainiers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. 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.
The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 123rd for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 55th season in Los Angeles. The Dodgers celebrated the Golden Anniversary of Dodger Stadium, their home since 1962. It was a transitional year as the sale of the team from Frank McCourt to Guggenheim Baseball Management was not finalized until May 1. The new ownership group put their stamp on the team quickly by making a number of big trades and putting more money into the team than McCourt did. After a fast start, the team faded down the stretch and finished eight games behind the World Series Champion Giants.2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season
The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 125th for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 57th season in Los Angeles. On April 30, the Dodgers picked up their 10,000th win since joining the National League in 1890. They proceeded to win their second straight NL West championship but lost in four games to the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series.
Several players had excellent years: Adrian Gonzalez led the major leagues in runs batted in; Dee Gordon led the major leagues in stolen bases and triples and Clayton Kershaw led the major leagues in earned run average and wins. In addition, both Kershaw and Josh Beckett pitched no-hitters during the season. Kershaw won the NL Cy Young Award and the NL MVP Award, making him the first National League player to win both awards in the same season since Bob Gibson in 1968.2018 in baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 2018 throughout the world.2019 Boston Red Sox season
The 2019 Boston Red Sox season is the 119th season in the team's history, and their 108th season at Fenway Park. The Red Sox enter the season as reigning World Series champions.A. J. Ellis
Andrew James Ellis (born April 9, 1981), is an American former professional baseball catcher, who is currently a Special Assistant to the General Manager, in the front office of the San Diego Padres. Ellis played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins, and the Padres, before retiring, following the 2018 season.Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The Red Sox have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13. Their most recent appearance and win was in 2018. In addition, they won the 1904 American League pennant, but were not able to defend their 1903 World Series championship when the New York Giants refused to participate in the 1904 World Series. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox' home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, circa 1908, following the lead of previous teams that had been known as the "Boston Red Stockings", including the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves.
Boston was a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, dubbed the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged inception due to the Red Sox' sale of Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees two years after their world championship in 1918, an 86-year wait before the team's sixth World Championship in 2004. The team's history during that period was punctuated with some of the most memorable moments in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in 1946, the "Impossible Dream" of 1967, Carlton Fisk's home run in 1975, and Bill Buckner's error in 1986. Following their victory in the 2018 World Series, they became the first team to win four World Series trophies in the 21st century, with championships in 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018. Red Sox history has also been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports.The Boston Red Sox are owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also owns Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League in England. The Red Sox are consistently one of the top MLB teams in average road attendance, while the small capacity of Fenway Park prevents them from leading in overall attendance. From May 15, 2003 to April 10, 2013, the Red Sox sold out every home game—a total of 820 games (794 regular season) for a major professional sports record. Both Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", and The Standells's "Dirty Water" have become anthems for the Red Sox.Carlos Ruiz (baseball)
Carlos Joaquín Ruiz (born January 22, 1979), nicknamed "Chooch", is a Panamanian professional baseball catcher for Chiriqui in the Panama Major League. He formerly played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Seattle Mariners. During his time in the big league, Ruiz stood 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall, weighing 215 pounds (98 kg). He batted and threw right-handed.
As a seven-year-old, Ruiz resolved to play in the big leagues after both his father and grandmother died within two weeks of each other. He made his way through the Phillies farm system from 1998 until 2006, playing at each level of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). Ruiz soon fulfilled his childhood dream, making his MLB debut with the 2006 Phillies. He battled adversity in his progression through the system, including feeling homesick, a position change, and the language barrier (he spoke Spanish, while most teammates and team officials spoke English).
Ruiz spent his first full season in MLB in 2007 and remained there until he left the Mariners, electing free agency after the 2017 season. In 2008, for his strong postseason performance, including a walk-off hit, during the Phillies playoff run that concluded with victory in the 2008 World Series, he earned the nickname "Señor Octubre" (Mr. October). Despite being one of the quietest players on the team, Ruiz was subsequently called the "heart and soul" of the Phillies; he serves as a constant source of encouragement and rebuke alike to his teammates. Over the following seasons, he was a part of the core group of players that led the Phillies to five consecutive playoff appearances, from 2007 until 2011.
Ruiz had his best season in 2012, holding a batting average of over .300, earning his first appearance in the All-Star Game, and finishing in the top 30 of the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting. In 2013, he began the season with a 25-game suspension for using Adderall, and subsequently spent time on the disabled list, ultimately playing in fewer than 100 games for the first time in his MLB career.
Ruiz is the only player in the history of the NL to catch four no-hitters, and one of only two catchers in MLB (the other being Jason Varitek).Eastern League rosters
Below are the full rosters and coaching staff of the 12 teams of Minor League Baseball's Eastern League. The rosters may drastically change over the course of the calendar year due to assignments into higher or lower-level leagues.John Andreoli
John Francis Andreoli (born June 9, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Seattle Mariners organization. He has played for the Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball, and for the Italian national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.List of Major League Baseball team rosters
Below are the full rosters, including the coaching staffs, of all 30 Major League Baseball teams. All teams are allowed up to 40 players on their roster, which doesn't include players on the 60-day injured list.Pacific Coast League rosters
Each of the 16 teams of Minor League Baseball's Pacific Coast League carry a 25-man active roster. Only these players are eligible to play.
Teams may have any number of inactive players on their rosters at a given time who do not count toward active roster limits. Injured players may be placed on the injured list (7-day or 60-day). The temporary inactive list and bereavement list are for players attending to personal matters. Major league players may be placed on rosters for injury rehabilitation for a maximum of 20 days for non-pitchers and 30 days for pitchers.Players who are ineligible to play due to failure to adhere to the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, violations of their contract, who are receiving team disciplinary action, or who are unable to join the team due to visa problems may be placed on the restricted or suspended lists. These players count against a team's active roster limit.
Each team usually has a three-man coaching staff including a manager, hitting coach, and pitching coach. Depending on each Major League Baseball organization's development approach, some teams may have additional coaches.Pat Venditte
Patrick Michael Venditte Jr. (; born June 30, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers. After attending Creighton University, Venditte was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2008. He signed with the Athletics as a free agent before the 2015 season, and made his MLB debut that year.
Venditte is a switch pitcher, capable of pitching proficiently with both arms. He is recognized as the only active professional pitcher who is able to do this. Venditte's rare ability to pitch with either arm required both Major and Minor League Baseball to create a rule for ambidextrous pitchers, known colloquially as the "Pat Venditte Rule". This rule essentially requires any ambidextrous pitcher to declare which hand he will use to pitch to a batter before the at-bat starts, and to throw with that hand through the entire at-bat (unless he is injured during the at-bat).Portland Sea Dogs
The Portland Sea Dogs are a Minor League Baseball team based in Portland, Maine, that currently plays in the Eastern League. Established in 1994, the Sea Dogs are the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
The Sea Dogs became part of the Red Sox system for the 2003 season; previously they were affiliated with the Florida Marlins. The change in affiliation brought success in the 2005 and 2006 seasons as the Sea Dogs went to the Eastern League championship series both years. They won their first-ever title on September 17, 2006, defeating the Akron Aeros, 8–5, in a rematch of the series from the previous year. It was the first Double-A championship for a Red Sox farm team since 1983 when they were based in New Britain, Connecticut.
Currently, all games are carried on a network of radio stations with Mike Antonellis providing the play-by-play, with the flagship WPEI and select TV games on NESN with Eric Frede play-by-play and former Red Sox relief pitcher Ken Ryan.Seattle Mariners minor league players
Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Seattle Mariners system.Tacoma Rainiers
The Tacoma Rainiers are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. They are located in Tacoma, Washington, and play their home games at Cheney Stadium which opened in 1960. At only 26 miles (42 km) south of Seattle, the Rainiers have the shortest distance between a Triple-A team and its major league parent. Tacoma, which has the longest current active streak of PCL membership, operated under several monikers before becoming the Rainiers in 1995. They have won the PCL championship five times (1961, 1969, 1978, 2001, and 2010), more than any other active PCL team.Texas League Player of the Year Award
The Texas League Player of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best player in minor league baseball's Texas League. In 1931, Dizzy Dean won the first ever Texas League Player of the Year Award.
First basemen, with 21 winners, have won the most among infielders, followed by third basemen (16), second basemen (7), and shortstops (6). Two catchers have also won the award. Thirty outfielders have won the Player of the Year Award, the most of any position. A total of five pitchers have won the award. The Texas League established a Pitcher of the Year Award in 1933. The five pitchers who won Player of the Year Awards won the honor before its creation and during two periods in which the pitcher's award was not given.Eight players each from the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations have won the Player of the Year Award, more than any other, followed by the Houston Colt .45's/Astros organizations (7); the St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers organizations (6); the New York/San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics organizations (5); the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and San Diego Padres organizations (4); the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets organizations (3); the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners, organizations (2); and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers organizations (1). Five players won the award on teams that were not affiliated with a major league team.
Boston Red Sox current roster