Curtis Michael Casali (born November 9, 1988), nicknamed Cas, is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He played college baseball for Vanderbilt University and was selected in the 10th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers. He made his MLB debut in 2014 with the Tampa Bay Rays and has also played for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Detroit Tigers selected Casali in the 10th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, 317th overall, and he signed on July 1, 2011, for a $40,000 signing bonus.
Baseball America’ wrote that the Tommy John surgery that he had in 2009 while in college reduced his formerly plus arm strength, but that he was still a good defensive catcher with a good approach at the plate.
On January 4, 2021, Casali signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, to serve as the primary backup to catcher Buster Posey. During April 2021, Casali caught team shutouts in five consecutive starts (non-consecutive games).
Curt Casali is married to his wife Rena Sobolewski who is a former golfer and has also been his wife of Curt for almost 4 years. The pair tied the knot on December 8, 2018.
The pair married in a grandiose wedding ceremony in front of relatives and friends in Nashville, Tennessee. The wedding ceremony was conducted in the foyer of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the reception was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Event Hall.
As yet, the pair has not divulged much about their personal lives, except for their pre-marriage lives.