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Tim Stauffer | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets signed RHP Tim Stauffer to a minor league contract.
Stauffer was released by the Twins last month after posting a 6.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP over 15 innings. He had latched on with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters from there, but will now function as organizational depth for New York. Jul 30 - 4:19 PM

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Tim Stauffer has signed with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters.

Stauffer was released by the Twins last month after posting a 6.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP over 15 innings. He'll keep busy in independent ball before trying to return to the majors.
Jul 14 - 11:03 PM

Twins released RHP Tim Stauffer.

Stauffer was designated for assignment last week. The right-hander owned a 6.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 15 innings with the Twins this year before being released.
Jun 17 - 7:43 PM

Twins designated RHP Tim Stauffer for assignment.

Stauffer posted an ugly 6.60 ERA and 2.07 WHIP over 15 innings this season. The team needed the roster space for a reliever who might have a little more success at the big league level.
Jun 10 - 11:44 PM

Twins activated RHP Tim Stauffer from the 15-day disabled list.

Stauffer wound up missing a little over three weeks with a strained right intercostal muscle. He had an 8.32 ERA in 9 2/3 innings of relief for the Twins before landing on the 15-day disabled list at the end of April.
May 21 - 12:03 PM

Tim Stauffer (intercostal) struggled in his minor league rehab outing with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings.

He had been scheduled to work three innings in the contest. It's assumed that the early departure was due to the elevated pitch count from his struggles, rather than a recurrence of his injury. He's expected to rejoin the Twins bullpen before the end of May.
May 17 - 4:20 PM

Tim Sauffer (intercostal) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Rochester.

Stauffer landed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a right intercostal strain. The 32-year-old posted an ugly 8.32 ERA and 2/6 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 relief innings prior to the injury.
May 12 - 12:03 PM

Tim Stauffer (intercostal) has begun light throwing.

The action is the first reported since Stauffer hit the disabled list with a right intercostal strain last week. It's still unclear how long he might be sidelined with the injury.
May 6 - 8:24 PM

Twins placed RHP Tim Stauffer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a right intercostal strain.

It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Stauffer holds an ugly 8.38 ERA and 2.28 WHIP over eight appearances this season. Ryan Pressly has replaced him in the Twins' bullpen.
May 1 - 2:21 PM

Tim Stauffer is moving to the bullpen.

Stauffer has been in the mix for a rotation spot so far this spring, but the Twins believe he's a better fit in relief. He's probably a better bet to hold up that way. The 32-year-old signed a one-year, $2.2 million deal with Minnesota over the winter.
Mar 18 - 11:07 AM

Twins signed RHP Tim Stauffer to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.

Stauffer posted a 3.50 ERA and 67/23 K/BB ratio in three starts and 41 relief appearances this past season for the Padres. The 32-year-old righty was the fourth overall pick in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft. He'll give Minnesota both rotation and bullpen depth.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:18:00 PM

According to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres are interested in re-signing Tim Stauffer.

But nothing is imminent and there are other teams pursuing the 32-year-old right-hander. Stauffer, a first-round pick (fourth overall) in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft, posted a 3.50 ERA and 67/23 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings this past season for San Diego. He has experience in both a starting and relief role.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 01:17:00 PM

Tim Stauffer was chased after just 2 2/3 innings Monday, yielding two runs on four hits and two walks in a loss to the Pirates.

Stauffer was 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA early last week, but his fortunes, predictably, have changed abruptly. The right-hander was coming off one of the worst starts of his career, coughing up seven runs while recording just one out against the Snakes on Wednesday. Things went better this time around, but that's only by degrees -- he lasted just 71 pitches in Petco. Stauffer has allowed nine runs and secured only nine outs over his last two outings, but San Diego isn't sure it has anyone better to replace him. Stauffer hosts Washington this weekend.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 02:17:00 AM

Tim Stauffer got pulverized in Arizona on Wednesday, yielding seven runs on six hits and a walk while recording just one out against the Snakes.

He entered the game 2-0 with a 1.90 ERA and exits 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA. Stauffer began the season in the bullpen and blanked the Cubs for five innings to win on Friday in his first start of 2014. The right-hander can't be trusted in fantasy. Stauffer hosts Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Thu, May 29, 2014 01:12:00 AM

Making his first start since 2012, Tim Stauffer blanked the Cubs for five innings to win on Friday night.

Stauffer was better than he needed to be, as the Padres gave him eight runs of support. He probably shouldn't get used to that, though. In truth, he was just thrilled to be back in the rotation in the first place. If he continues to pitch well while Robbie Erlin is out, he should get a chance to stick. He's not a great mixed-league pickup yet, but he should continue to have value in NL-only leagues.
Sat, May 24, 2014 01:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Yoenis Cespedes
3Michael Conforto
4Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin