Send catcher Payton Henry to Miami
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed pitcher John Curtiss from the Miami Marlins in exchange for catcher Payton Henry. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.
Curtiss, 28, is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 35 games (3 starts) with Miami this season. He is holding opponents to a .227 batting average with 40 strikeouts in 40.0 innings pitched. He has a 1.08 WHIP. Over his last 16 appearances, Curtiss has posted a 1.00 ERA along with a 0.89 WHIP (18ip, 10h, 3r, 2er, 6bb, 15k).
Curtiss has gone 6-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 2 saves in 70 games (6 starts – all as an opener) during his Major League career with Minnesota (2017-18), Los Angeles-AL (2019), Tampa Bay (2020) and Miami (2021). Over the last two seasons with the Rays and Marlins, he is 6-1 with a 2.22 ERA and 2 saves in 52 games (6 starts). His WHIP during this period is 1.03 as he has just 12 walks compared to 65 strikeouts in 65.0 innings.
Henry, 24, was selected by Milwaukee in the sixth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. At Double-A Biloxi (30g) and Triple-A Nashville (19g) this season, he was batting .297 with 2 HR and 19 RBI in 49 games.