Twins trade reliever Curtiss to Angels in exchange for minor-league infielder

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Daniel Ozoria.

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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.

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.