Twins trade reliever Curtiss to Angels in exchange for minor-league infielder
Curtiss pitched in 17 games for the Twins over the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings. He walked six and struck out 17. The right-hander was designated for assignment Monday to make room for pitcher Blake Parker.
Curtiss made 38 appearances for Triple-A Rochester in 2018, logging a 2.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings of work. He also sang the National Anthem before a Red Wings game in September.
John Curtiss, known more as a late inning reliever, opened tonight’s game by singing the National Anthem! pic.twitter.com/STfBnItcDu
— Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) September 2, 2018
The 18-year-old Ozoria played for two rookie-level teams last season, batting a combined .195 with 12 RBIs in 51 games.
Minnesota announced the deal Tuesday night.