It appears the Milwaukee Brewers will end the 2021 trade deadline with a power bat and two relief pitchers. The Brewers picked up John Curtiss from the Miami Marlins.
Brewers get reliever John Curtiss for Payton Henry, a catcher who goes to Marlins
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2021
Going back to the Marlins will be catcher Payton Henry, the team’s number 19 prospect according to MLB.com. Milwaukee have four other catchers in their top 20 prospect list currently.
The 28-year-old is having a great season. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA over 35 games. He only has nine walks over 40 innings of work. He is averaging a strikeout per inning.
John Curtiss has Minor League options remaining and has four years of club control beyond 2021. Pre-arb for '22 and then three arb years from '23-'25.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 30, 2021
Not only do the Brewers add another reliever, but they add a reliever that is not a rental. Curtiss won’t hit free agency until 2026. He is a fastball and slider combo pitcher, and has been compared to former Brewer J.P. Feyereisen.
Before joining the Marlins, the Texas native had played with the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays.
Has minor league options, plus team control until 2025. All for a 24 year old catcher who can’t hit. Stearns did well pic.twitter.com/jJEdJJc61z
— Zac (Wear A Mask) (@WiscoSportsZac) July 30, 2021