The Twins recalled reliever John Curtiss from Class AAA Rochester on Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of Tyler Duffey, who was sent down Sunday.
Curtiss struck out 17 in 9 1/3 innings for the Red Wings, walking only two. He had a 2.89 ERA in five appearances. The 25-year-old right hander pitched in nine games for the Twins last season.
Duffey allowed runs in all three outings, five of them while retiring only one batter Friday against the Reds, and leaves with a 13.50 ERA so far this year.
The Twins received Rule 5 righthanded reliever Luke Bard back from the Angels this weekend, but they would have to create a roster spot to promote him to the majors.