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Tim Stauffer | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Tim Stauffer will start on Friday versus the Cubs.

He's filling in for the injured Robbie Erlin (elbow). Stauffer hasn't started a game in the majors since 2012, so he'll obviously be on a pitch count. It's possible he'll be given additional turns in the rotation if he pitches well.
Thu, May 22, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Padres avoided arbitration with RHP Tim Stauffer by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.

After missing nearly all of 2012 with an elbow injury, Stauffer pitched well out of the bullpen for the Padres in 2013, posting a 3.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 43 appearances. It's possible he'll be given another shot to start in 2014, though San Diego has a bevy of rotation options.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:51:00 PM

Tim Stauffer pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief Wednesday, allowing one run and striking out seven Cardinals.

Tonight's showing should get Stauffer back into the Padres rotation, so give him a look in NL-only leagues. There are still questions about his arm, but he a pretty effective starter in 2011.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:02:00 AM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Tim Stauffer from Triple-A Tucson.

Stauffer, who was limited to one start last season due to flexor tendon surgery, had a 3.16 ERA and 38/15 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings over eight starts in Triple-A. It's not clear what his role will be with the Padres, but he's worth stashing away in NL-only fantasy leagues.
Fri, May 17, 2013 05:44:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly
9Michael Tonkin