Curtis playing for the UCLA Bruins in 2007
|Left fielder / Third baseman|
|Born: July 10, 1987|
Panorama City, California
|April 27, 2013, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Jermaine A. Curtis (born July 10, 1987) is an American professional baseball left fielder who is currently a free agent. He has played for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball (MLB), as well as the UCLA Bruins baseball team.
Curtis attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins baseball team. In 2007, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Curtis in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He made his professional debut that season playing for the Class A-Short Season Batavia Muckdogs. In 2009, he played for the Class A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals and Class A Quad City River Bandits. He played for Palm Beach and the Double-A Springfield Cardinals in 2010. Curtis spent the entire 2011 season with Springfield, but played that winter with the Cañeros de Los Mochis of the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico. He opened the 2012 season with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, but ended the season with Double-A Springfield. He again played winter ball with Los Mochis after the season.
He began the 2013 season with Memphis, but was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals on April 26 after Matt Adams was placed on the disabled list. Curtis made his major league debut the next day as a pinch hitter. He was optioned back to Triple-A about a week later after appearing in three games. He was recalled in mid-August, hitting off the bench in two games. He was outrighted to Triple-A on November 20, 2013.
On December 23, 2014, Curtis signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Excluding a month-and-a-half stint on the disabled list late in the season, he played the entire 2015 season with the Triple-A Louisville Bats. He elected free agency on November 6, 2015, but later re-signed with the Reds. He again played with Louisville in 2016, missing the last month of the season due to injury. He elected free agency after the season.
Curtis signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics for 2017. He played two games with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds before being transferred to the Double-A Midland RockHounds. He was reassigned to Nashville about two weeks later. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.