Miami Marlins: John Curtiss Traded to Milwaukee Brewers
The Miami Marlins made a newsworthy move earlier Friday afternoon by sending outfielder Adam Duvall across the division to the Atlanta Braves.
While the rest of the day was fairly quiet for Miami, the Fish made yet another move almost directly at the 4:00 pm ET deadline.
The Miami Marlins trade John Curtiss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Marlins have traded relief pitcher John Curtiss to the Milwaukee Brewers in return for catcher Payton Henry.
Curtiss, a 28-year old right-hander, was currently in year one with the Marlins after being acquired in a trade from the Tampa Bay Rays back in February. Across a career-high 40 innings pitched this season, Curtiss posted a 3-1 record with a 2.48 ERA with nine walks and 40 strikeouts.
It was clear that Curtiss would be one of Miami’s more sought-after relievers, but it was unknown if the Marlins would even trade the right-hander, a place who is still under team control for multiple years.
In return, the Marlins received the Brewers No. 19 prospect. Henry is a 24-year old catcher who is currently slashing .262/.338/.361 down in Triple-A in limited action.
Henry is yet another seemingly big league ready catcher to add yet another that the Marlins acquired earlier today in Alex Jackson. Henry is seen as an above-average defensive catcher, while also a solid hitter who provides some power from the right-side of the plate.
It appears that this may be the final move that the Miami Marlins make as the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline has now officially passed. The moves and returns that the Marlins made over the past week can be seen below.
- Starling Marte to Oakland – Jesus Luzardo to Miami
- Yimi Garcia to Houston – Bryan De La Cruz and Austin Pruitt to Miami
- Adam Duvall to Atlanta – Alex Jackson to Miami
- John Curtiss to Milwaukee – Payton Henry to Miami