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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||46.10||3.00||1.00||0.00||3.69||1.27||45.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
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|vs RHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 9.00||0||0||0|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins' Tim Stauffer struggling with changeup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Twins reliever Tim Stauffer admits that he's not "where I'd like to be at this point in the year," per TwinCities.com.
Through five appearances, Stauffer has a 9.00 ERA.
"I’ve always been a little bit of a slow starter," he said. "Obviously, I don’t want to make any excuses. I’d like to be able to go out there and get in a groove. I really don’t feel like I’ve hit that groove quite yet."
Stauffer said that his changeup "is still not where I want it to be".
Tim Stauffer no longer in the running for spot in Twins' rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor announced Wednesday pitcher Tim Stauffer has bowed out of the competition for the final spot in the rotation and will now focus on a move to the bullpen, per the Pioneer Press.
Molitor said Stauffer is "fine" with the move to the bullpen. Stauffer has made three appearances this spring -- all in relief -- but has not pitched well. He has allowed 12 runs (10 earned) on 16 hits and four walks in six innings. He has a 15.00 ERA.
“We will make a little adjustment with his routine, and he is going to get into more of a bullpen routine to prepare for something along the lines of that role,” Molitor said. “He was fine with that. Neil will change his schedule on how we’re going to be using him.”
Twins' Tim Stauffer feels 'a little sluggish'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Twins pitcher Tim Stauffer has struggled with production and velocity this spring, but he said Tuesday he's completely healthy and just feeling "a little sluggish," the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
"I just feel a little sluggish out there," Stauffer said. "Nothing hurts or anything. There’s no pain. Just a little dead-arm funk right now."
Manager Paul Molitor said Sunday that he and pitching coach Neal Allen would meet with the pitcher Tuesday to discuss plans for the final three weeks of camp, which could include Stauffer preparing for a bullpen role. Stauffer indicated that his lack of fastball velocity has caused him to use more offspeed pitches in games.
"Obviously everything is related to the arm speed and velocity," he said. "That’s all going to change when you get going the right way. Obviously it’s much more challenging working with half a deck of cards, so to speak. I’m staying positive and not getting overly concerned with the results. You know when your stuff is good. I know right now it’s not where it was last year and the previous year. I know my arm’s not where it’s going to be. Hopefully here in the next couple weeks I’ll get it ironed out."
Stauffer has surrendered 12 runs (10 earned) in six innings while striking out two and walking four this spring.
Twins GM Terry Ryan not ready to name favorite for final rotation spot
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Jim Souhan of The Star Tribune wrote in his Sunday column he feels Alex Meyer is the leading candidate for the final spot in the Twins' rotation. He mentioned it to Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who doesn't appear to have anyone atop his list yet as the favorite for the role of fifth starter.
“You’re ahead of yourself,” Ryan said. “There are people who are going to argue with you. There are other people out there who are going to compete for that job and believe they’re ahead of Alex Meyer, because of their track record and experience.
“One of them is Tommy Milone. He’s got a lot more experience than Alex Meyer. He’s got somewhat close to the same stuff. He’s won 13 games in the big leagues. He isn’t going to want to hear that … stuff.
“There are guys competing out there who want to send Alex Meyer back to the minors. Alex better realize he has to earn this thing. Which is a good position for us to be in.
“Tim Stauffer is another guy. He had a good year in San Diego about three years ago. He’s no slouch.
“Mike Pelfrey is a good man. I’m hoping things turn for him. He certainly wants to earn his keep. He has a shot at the fifth spot, and if that doesn’t work out, he has a shot at the bullpen.”
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