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Tim Stauffer | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Tim Stauffer (elbow) suffered no setback and said that he felt great after his inning of work on Thursday.

Stauffer, who is recovering from an August surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow, is progressing nicely and could be ready to join the Padres' rotation for the start of the regular season. The 30-year-old right-hander is a name to remember in the later stages of fantasy drafts, especially for his home starts in the friendly confines of Petco Park.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 08:48:00 PM

Tim Stauffer (elbow) threw live batting practice for the first time Monday.

Stauffer reportedly "felt fine" and didn't have any setbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander will regain his spot in the Padres' rotation when healthy, but may not be ready for the start of the season.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 09:40:00 AM

Padres signed RHP Tim Stauffer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Stauffer, who had surgery in August to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow, is currently about two weeks behind his usual throwing program. The 30-year-old right-hander may not be ready for the start of the season, but he's a fine gamble on a minor league deal.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Tim Stauffer (elbow) is already throwing from 75 feet.

Stauffer underwent surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right (pitching) elbow in late August but is only two weeks behind his normal offseason schedule. The 30-year-old free agent right-hander is hoping to find a team soon.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Padres are interested in re-signing Tim Stauffer on a minor league deal.

The Padres non-tendered Stauffer and Dustin Moseley (shoulder) this offseason, but haven't ruled out bringing them back on minor league deals. Both lasted just one start before losing the entire year to injury. Moseley underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in April and is targeting a return at some point in 2013.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 09:40:00 AM

Padres RHP Tim Stauffer has cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent.

Stauffer underwent successful surgery on his right elbow at the end of August to repair his flexor tendon. He was limited to just one major league start on the season, and would have been in line for around $3.2 million in arbitration had the Padres tendered him a contract.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 06:21:00 PM

Tim Stauffer underwent successful surgery on his right elbow Friday.

Stauffer had the flexor tendon in his elbow repaired. The 30-year-old right-hander was limited to just one start in the majors this season and with his salary set to jump from $3.2 million in arbitration, it's likely he'll be non-tendered this winter.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 06:45:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Nick Hundley
3Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Everth Cabrera
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Xavier Nady
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Josh Johnson
4Tyson Ross
5Eric Stults
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Donn Roach
8Bobby LaFromboise