Port Coquitlam pitcher Curtis Taylor is scheduled to go to the Southern League All-Star game in Biloxi, Miss. on June 18.
He’ll be joined by six other teammates from the Montgomery Biscuits, the AA minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.
Taylor, a right-handed relief pitcher who was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB draft then traded to Tampa last November, is currently on the team’s seven-day injury list retroactive to June 5. His last appearance on the mound for the Biscuits was May 30 when he retired a batter in the eighth inning with his team ahead 2-0, then gave up a run and left two runners on base. Montgomery went on to lose that game to the Birmingham Barons, 5-2.
And while that was Taylor’s third loss in 15 appearances on the mound, he has racked up seven saves and struck out 16 batters in 17.2 innings pitched. His earned run average is 3.06, and he’s yet to give up a homerun.
Taylor’s Biscuits are currently the top team in the Southern League’s North division with 39 wins and 25 losses. They’re three games ahead of the Chattanooga Lookouts, which are affiliated with MLB’s Cincinnati Reds.