MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Daniel Ozoria.
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.
Ozoria, 18, split the 2018 season between Rookie-Level AZL Angels and Rookie-Level Orem, combining to hit .195 (39-for-200) with three doubles, one triple, 12 RBI, 15 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .248 on-base percentage in 51 games.
The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native was signed by the Angels as an undrafted free agent in August of 2016 and has played in 111 career games over two seasons in the Los Angeles system, hitting .222 (93-for-419) with nine doubles, four triples, 34 RBI, 46 runs scored, 27 stolen bases and a .293 on-base percentage.