Former Curve players on the move Thursday

Three former Curve players were involved in the Rule 5 draft during Thursday’s winter meetings.

First baseman Connor Joe, who was with the Dodgers’ organization, was selected in the major league phase of the draft by the Reds. That gives the former first-round draft pick of the Pirates a chance to reach the major leagues next season.

Joe must spend at least 90 days on the Reds’ active MLB roster next season, or he will have to be returned to the Dodgers. Joe was a member of the Curve in 2017 before he was traded to the Braves.

Utility man Jordan George, who spent the past two seasons with the Curve, was selected by the White Sox in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft.

Right-handed pitcher Jason Creasy, who was with the Curve in 2015-16, was selected by the Braves in the Triple-A phase. He had been with the Diamondbacks’ organization.

Also Thursday, outfielder Alex Dickerson signed a minor league deal with the Padres. Dickerson, who was with the Curve in 2013, has missed the past two seasons because of injuries. He got to the majors with the Padres in 2015 and ’16.

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