Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they plan to recall right-handed pitchers Chase De Jong and John Curtiss from Triple-A Rochester and select the contract of infielder Gregorio Petit prior to tomorrow night's game at Houston.
De Jong, 24, was acquired by the Twins from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Zack Duke on July 30 and appeared in seven games (5 starts) for the Red Wings posting a 2-3 record with a 3.20 ERA (39.1 IP, 14 ER). Prior to the trade, De Jong started 21 games for Double-A Arkansas (Seattle), going 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA (120.2 IP, 51 ER), 34 walks and 89 strikeouts. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-hander went 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA (28.1 IP, 20 ER), 13 walks, and 13 strikeouts in seven games (4 starts) with Seattle last season. De Jong was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
Curtiss, 25, appeared in 38 games for the Red Wings this season posting a 2.77 ERA (55.1 IP, 17 ER) with 61 strikeouts while converting 10 saves in 12 opportunities. Curtiss, who appeared in two games earlier this season for the Twins, was originally selected by Minnesota in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
Petit, 33, appeared in 79 games for the Red Wings this season, hitting .268 (76-for-284) with 12 doubles, one triple, one home run, 29 RBI and 31 runs scored. Petit, who has played in 183 career games at the major league level with Oakland, Houston, New York-AL, Los Angeles-AL and Minnesota, hit .308 (8-for-26) with four walks in 12 games for the Twins earlier this season.
To make room for Petit on the Twins 40-man roster, they have transferred first baseman/designated hitter Logan Morrison to the 60-day disabled list. Morrison had surgery on his left hip last month, ending his season.
The Twins now have active 34 players on their major league roster.