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Righty Curtiss recalled after Duffey sent down

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The Twins called up right-hander John Curtiss on Monday from Triple-A Rochester. Curtiss takes the spot of fellow right-hander Tyler Duffey, who was optioned to Rochester on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Curtiss has compiled a 2.89 ERA over five relief appearances at Triple-A this season, striking out 17 batters and walking just two over 9 1/3 innings. Curtiss came out of the Twins' bullpen for nine games as a rookie last season and allowed eight earned runs over 8 2/3 innings.

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The Twins called up right-hander John Curtiss on Monday from Triple-A Rochester. Curtiss takes the spot of fellow right-hander Tyler Duffey, who was optioned to Rochester on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Curtiss has compiled a 2.89 ERA over five relief appearances at Triple-A this season, striking out 17 batters and walking just two over 9 1/3 innings. Curtiss came out of the Twins' bullpen for nine games as a rookie last season and allowed eight earned runs over 8 2/3 innings.

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Duffey, 27, was optioned after early struggles in which he allowed nine runs (eight of them earned) and four home runs over 5 1/3 innings of relief.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

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