Curtiss (neck) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Fish Stripes reports.
He struck out two in one inning during his lone rehab appearance and will take the place of Pablo Lopez (rotator cuff strain). Curtiss should work in mid-leverage situations.
Curtiss (neck) made a rehab appearance for High-A Beloit on Tuesday, striking out two over a scoreless inning.
Curtiss was placed on the 10-day injured list July 4 with a stiff neck, but the reliever looks like he'll be ready to go shortly after the All-Star break. After being acquired from the Rays in the offseason, Curtiss has been a key piece out of the Miami bullpen with a 2.67 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 34:8 K:BB in 33.2 innings.
Curtiss was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with neck stiffness, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Curtiss last pitched one-third of an inning June 30 and has now landed on the injury list with the neck issue. Jordan Holloway was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville in a corresponding move.
Curtiss (3-1) allowed one hit in 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win in Friday's 10-2 victory over the Cubs.
Curtis followed starter Cody Poteet, who lasted only 3.2 innings and failed to qualify for the win in his return from a knee injury. After a strong start to the year, Curtiss has allowed seven runs (five earned) in his last 11 innings. The right-hander has a 2.97 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 33:6 K:BB across 30.1 innings, mainly as a low-leverage reliever, although he's also taken two turns as an opener.
Curtiss will start Friday's game against the Mets, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The 28-year-old will serve as an opener for the second time this season to begin the weekend series. Curtiss has completed two innings on two occasions this season, and he's unlikely to pitch much deeper than that Friday. Jordan Holloway could be in the mix as a bulk option for Miami.
Curtiss (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Brewers while allowing one run on two hits and striking out two over 1.2 innings.
Curtiss ended a 7.2 innings scoreless streak Tuesday after he allowed the Brewers to score and re-take the lead in the fifth off of a pair of extra-base hits from Keston Hiura and Luis Urias. The 28-year-old has still been very reliable overall this year with a 2.38 ERA and a 12:0 K:BB over 11.1 innings.
Curtiss (2-0) struck out one and allowed one hit in one inning of work, earning the win in Wednesday's 6-5 victory over Atlanta.
The righty has settled in after allowing homers in his first two appearances of 2021, as he hasn't given up a run in his ensuing three outings -- lowering his ERA to 3.38 in the process. The two winning decisions -- coincidental products of his team taking the lead late in games -- likely are anomalies for Curtiss, although continued success in late-game situations may earn him more high-leverage innings and opportunities for holds, especially now that Anthony Bass has yielded the closer role to Yimi Garcia.
Curtiss (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings as he picked up the win Tuesday against Atlanta.
Curtiss entered to begin the fifth after Pablo Lopez had reached his limit and pitched an easy 1-2-3 inning on just nine pitches. The 28-year-old Curtiss came out again to start the sixth and got another quick out before surrendering a single to Austin Riley. He finished his day strong, however, as he struck out Ronald Acuna on three pitches before being taken out of the game in favor of Ross Detwiler. Curtiss has thrown back-to-back scoreless outings after allowing a run in each of his first two appearances this year, and he's lowered his ERA to 4.15 over 4.1 innings for the season.
Curtiss didn't throw a pitch Sunday against the Mets before the game was suspended due to inclement weather, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old was serving as an opener Sunday for the Mets, but the teams were called off the field due to rain with one out in the top of the first inning. Curtiss should return to his bullpen role when the Marlins resume the schedule Monday in Atlanta.
Curtis will serve as an opener Sunday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 27-year-old is expected to cover two or three innings for the Marlins as inclement weather could affect the start of Sunday's contest. It's unclear if manager Don Mattingly plans to utilize a bulk reliever or go with a more traditional bullpen game after Curtiss.
Curtiss has posted a 2.70 ERA and 9:3 K:BB over 6.2 Grapefruit League innings this spring.
The right-hander was picked up from the Rays in the offseason after a breakout 2020, and Curtiss is expected to handle a fairly high-leverage role in an unsettled Marlins bullpen if he can maintain the improvements in his control and command he demonstrated last year. That may not put him in the saves picture, but at the very least, the 27-year-old should quickly record his first career hold.
The Marlins acquired Curtiss from the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for first baseman Evan Edwards, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Curtiss emerged from relative obscurity to become a key piece in the Tampa Bay bullpen in 2020, submitting a 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 22.2 K-BB% over 25 innings. The 27-year-old looked on track to factor into the setup mix for Tampa Bay in 2021, but the organization instead elected to cash him in for a minor-league prospect in Edwards to clear up space on the 40-man roster. The move to Miami should at least put Curtiss in better position to contend for saves and holds, as the Marlins' late-inning pecking order remains unsettled heading into spring training. Anthony Bass, who inked a two-year deal with Miami in the offseason, will presumably enter the spring as the frontrunner for the closer's gig, but Curtiss could eventually gain traction in the ninth inning if he's able to carry over his strong form from 2020.
Curtiss will be on the hill to start Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Curtiss will likely be nothing more than an opener in this contest, as he's recorded no more than eight outs in any of his appearances this season. He's a good bet to pitch well during his brief outing, as he recorded a 1.80 ERA and a 25:3 K:BB in 25 innings this season.
Curtiss allowed one run (zero earned) on three hits across two-thirds of an inning Saturday against the Phillies. He did not factor into the decision.
Rays manager Kevin Cash opted to use Curtiss as the team's opener Saturday despite the 27-year-old picking up a save in Friday's series opener. Curtiss allowed consecutive singles to begin the game and was charged with an unearned run after Jean Segura hit a sharp ground ball that forced Yoshi Tsutsugo to make a wild throw to first, which plated a run for the Phillies. The righty owns a 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 25:3 K:BB across 25 innings.
Curtiss will serve as the opener for Saturday's game against the Phillies, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Curtiss earned the save Friday as he fired one clean inning while striking out three. Despite his ninth-inning role for the series opener, he'll serve as the opener for Saturday's contest. Ryan Yarbrough should serve as the primary pitcher during the game.
Curtiss walked one and struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings during Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Nationals.
The right-hander was effective as Tampa's opener before giving way to Ryan Yarbrough. Curtiss has reeled off nine straight appearances without allowing an earned run, posting a 0.71 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB through 11.1 innings over that stretch with two wins and a save, but his inconsistent role in the Rays bullpen limits his fantasy utility to deeper formats.
Curtiss will serve as the opener Tuesday against the Nationals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 27-year-old will open for the second time this season, with Ryan Yarbrough following in the bulk role. Curtiss hasn't allowed an earned run over his past 10 innings and has a 1.53 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 18:2 K:BB across 17.2 frames this season.
Curtiss (3-0) was credited with the win in an extra-inning victory over the Marlins on Sunday, allowing an unearned run on one hit and recording a strikeout over one inning.
Curtiss opened the top of the 10th in typically strong fashion, inducing a groundout from Starling Marte and a lineout from Jesus Aguilar with inning-opening baserunner Lewis Brinson stuck on second base. However, Matt Joyce was subsequently able to bring his teammate home with a clutch two-out single, marking it the first run, albeit unearned, on Curtiss' ledger in the last five appearances. Although the timely hit did give the Marlins a temporary 4-3 advantage, Curtiss garnered his third win of the campaign when Ji-Man Choi and Brandon Lowe were able to bring home a pair of runs for the Rays in the home half of the frame.
Fairbanks (2-0) picked up the win in a victory over the Yankees on Wednesday, firing a pair of scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and one walk while recording three strikeouts.
The right-hander has now put together four straight scoreless efforts, a stretch during which he's logged six innings of work and yielded just three hits overall while recording six strikeouts. Curtiss has yet to allow more than one earned run in any of his eight appearances, including one start. The versatile 27-year-old is likely to continue seeing multi-inning relief assignments on occasion for the balance of the regular season.
Curtiss picked up his first save in Sunday's 5-4 win over Toronto, allowing no hits and no walks in 1.2 scoreless innings. He did not record a strikeout.
Curtiss has demonstrated great versatility of late, picking up his first career save just three days after serving as the team's opener. The right-hander wasn't able to pick up any strikeouts, but he retired each of the five Jays he faced. With Nick Anderson (forearm) landing on the 10-day injured list earlier Sunday, Curtiss could see more save opportunities moving forward.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/23||vs SD||L 2-5||1.1||1||0||0||2|
|07/22||vs SD||L 2-3||0||0||0|
|07/20||@ WAS||L 3-6||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|07/18||@ PHI||L 4-7||0.2||1||1||0||0|
|06/30||@ PHI||W 11-6||0.1||1||0||1||0|
|06/27||vs WAS||L 1-5||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/23||vs TOR||L 1-3||2.0||1||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||46.0||16||7||0||3||3||2||44||10||62||6.07||1.565|
|2016||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||8.0||6||0||0||0||0||2||17||2||2||0.00||0.500|
|2016||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||53.0||38||0||0||0||2||3||68||23||42||3.06||1.226|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||24.1||18||0||0||0||0||6||33||10||11||1.87||0.871|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||55.1||38||1||0||2||4||10||61||31||41||2.78||1.307|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||21.1||13||0||0||2||0||1||29||13||20||5.97||1.564|
|2019||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||12.1||9||1||0||0||1||0||15||9||20||11.16||2.397|