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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Padres reassigned RHPs Tim Stauffer and Sean O'Sullivan, C Juan Rivera, OF Travis Buck and INF Gregorio Petit to minor league camp.

Each player will open the season with Triple-A Tucson. Stauffer and O'Sullivan are expected to pitch as starters.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:51:00 PM

Tim Stauffer has been told that he will begin the season with Triple-A Tucson.

Stauffer owns an ugly 8.74 ERA over six appearances this spring, but his 11/2 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings provides reason for encouragement. He also hasn't had any issues with his elbow. If all goes well, the veteran right-hander could be an option for the major league rotation by the end of April.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Tim Stauffer was knocked around again Wednesday, yielding three runs on five hits and a walk over five innings against the Giants.

He did strike out four but needed 52 pitches to navigate through the three frames. Stauffer's elbow hasn't been an issue this spring, but he now has a 10.61 ERA over 9 1/3 innings. He does, however, have a nice 10/2 K/BB ratio. It's possible the Padres will ease him into things, but he should be ready to join the rotation sometime in April.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 07:01:00 PM

Tim Stauffer continued his early spring struggles in Friday's loss to the Royals, surrendering four runs on four hits in his 2 1/3 innings of relief work.

The results haven't been anything to write home about thus far, but the most important thing to note is Stauffer's health. He's progressing nicely from an elbow operation that he underwent in August, and should be able to rejoin the rotation at some point in the first month of the season.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Tim Stauffer (elbow) allowed four runs in two innings of work Sunday.

Stauffer is progressing nicely from August elbow surgery and has appeared in three games so far this spring. He still seems doubtful to be ready for Opening Day, but should regain his spot in the Padres' rotation when healthy.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 07:29:00 PM

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