Tampa Bay Rays trade John Curtiss to Miami Marlins, acquire Boston Red Sox pitchers on second deal

MIAMI – Right-handed reliever John Curtiss was traded Wednesday from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Miami Marlins for minor league first baseman Evan Edwards.

The Rays also traded minor league catcher Ronaldo Hernandez and minor league infielder Nick Sogard to the Boston Red Sox for right-hander Chris Mazza, left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Springs and cash.

Boston placed catcher Kevin Plawecki on the COVID-19-related disabled list.

Curtiss was 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 17 games last year. He had a 6.30 ERA in 10 postseason innings for the American League champions.

Curtiss has also pitched for the Angels and Twins, and has a 3.83 ERA in his career. He further strengthens the bullpen for the Marlins, who previously added left-hander Ross Detwiler and right-handers Dylan Floro, Anthony Bass and Adam Cimber.

Mazza pitched nine games as a starter and reliever for Boston last year and was 1-2 with a 4.80 ERA. Springs went 0-2 with a 7.08 ERA in 16 games out of the bullpen.

Edwards was a fourth-round pick out of NC State in 2019. He hit .281 with nine homers in 73 games in the minors that year.


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