Curtis played in Alexandria during the 2006 season
Rochester, MN – Last week Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams hit the DL with a tear in his abdomen. To fill Adams spot, the Cardinals purchased the contract of infielder Jermaine Curtis from Memphis. Curtis was not on the 40-man roster, but the Cardinals had an opening for him which made the decision easier.
Curtis was off to a very solid start in his first full year at Triple-A Memphis. In 17 games, Curtis was hitting .292 with 1 home run and a team leading 17 RBI. Curtis has been very consistent offensively to start the season.
Curtis, who played collegiately at UCLA, played for the Alexandria Beetles during the 2006 season, and was drafted by St. Louis in the fifth round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
During the 2006 season Curtis hit .269 in 48 games with the Beetles. He ended up hitting 6 homeruns, 7 doubles and drove in 31 runs.
Curtis began his minor league career in 2008 in short-season rookie ball with the Batavia Muckdogs. He hit .305 and drove in 20 RBI. He also stole 4 bases out of 5 attempts.
From 2009 through 2012 Jermaine was promoted throughout the Cardinals system. During the 2012 season Curtis spent time at AA and AAA. He compiled a .310 batting average and had 20 doubles and 25 RBI.
Curtis has appeared in two games since being with the Cardinals.
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