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22 Tim Stauffer RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/218 | Birthdate: 6/2/1982 | Birthplace: Portland, ME | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: Richmond | MLB Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Twins' Tim Stauffer struggling with changeup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) 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".


Twins bullpen set after Caleb Thielbar sent down to minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Twins have optioned left-handed reliever Caleb Thielbar down to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

With Thielbar heading down to the minors to start the season, Minnesota's seven-man bullpen will include Glen Perkins, Casey Fien, Brian Duensing, JR Graham, Blaine Boyer, Mike Pelfrey and Tim Stauffer.


Tim Stauffer no longer in the running for spot in Twins' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) 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
(3/17/2015) 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
(3/9/2015) 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.”


Twins' Tim Stauffer open to any role


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Twins pitcher Tim Stauffer said it doesn't matter whether he's a starter or reliever, according to MLB.com.

Stauffer said he doesn't mind pitching in either role, though admits there are big differences. Mostly, he just wants to help out the team. "At this point in my career, I'm open to whatever the team needs," he said. 

Stauffer added that his pitch mix as a starter has helped him excel in a relief role. Last seaon, Stauffer posted a 3.50 ERA over 64 1/3 innings. He started three games, but mostly pitched out of the bullpen. 


Twins' Ryan: Tim Stauffer will get the chance to start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday pitcher Tim Stauffer, who signed a one-year deal in December, will get a chance to start, per FOXSportsNorth.com. 

Stauffer, who has spent his nine-year MLB career with San Diego, has made 73 starts and 110 relief appearances in his career. He is 21-30 with a 4.29 ERA as a starter and has a 2.85 ERA as a reliever.


Twins sign pitcher Tim Stauffer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) The Twins have signed pitcher Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal.

Stauffer will make $2.2 million next season. The 32-year-old posted a 3.50 ERA over 64 1/3 innings last year. He was mostly used in relief, though did manage to start three games. 

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Tim Stauffer picks up win in extras


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer picked up his fifth win of the season Friday, as he pitched a scoreless 12th inning to help down the Dodgers, 3-2.

Stauffer closed out the game by allowing one hit in an otherwise nondescript 12th inning, during which he also struck out one batter. He picked up the win as the offense went on to score in the bottom half of the inning, pushing his record to 5-2 for the season.

Stauffer has a 3.61 ERA in 52 1/3 innings on the season. 


Tim Stauffer picks up fourth win Sunday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 10th inning to earn a win in his team's 4-3 victory over the Braves Sunday.

Stauffer (4-2) has picked up wins on two straight days, though he was far from perfect Saturday, giving up three hits and a walk in two innings of work. He owns a 3.72 ERA and 49:21 K:BB ratio in 46 innings.


Tim Stauffer heading to the bullpen


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer will head back to the bullpen soon, according to MLB.com.

Manager Bud Black prefers Stauffer out of the pen. Stauffer was filling in for Robbie Erlin in the rotation. The club will call up a starter to replace Stauffer, but it's unclear which player will get the call at this point. 

Stauffer has a 4.15 ERA over 30 1/3 innings.


Tim Stauffer pulled in third inning of loss Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer couldn't make it out of the third inning Monday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 10-3 loss to the Pirates.

Stauffer (2-2) got through two scoreless innings before coming unglued in the third, starting by giving up a leadoff home run. After two infield singles and a walk loaded the bases, he gave up his second run on a sacrifice fly and was removed after walking the next batter to re-load the bases. Stauffer, who threw 71 of his team's whopping 249 pitches in the short outing, has only managed to pitch three innings in his last two starts combined to tax the San Diego bullpen.

Stauffer owns a 4.73 ERA and 28:13 K:BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings. He's tentatively scheduled to face the Nationals Sunday, but he could have his start pushed back or skipped altogether with the expected return of Andrew Cashner this weekend.


Tim Stauffer lasts one out in seven-run outing Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer was removed after recording just one out Wednesday, giving up seven earned runs on six hits and a walk in his team's 12-6 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Stauffer (2-1) was at least able to record a strikeout against the only batter he retired, but that was the only positive to take away from Wednesday's start, in which he surrendered five singles and a double before being removed. He owns a 4.50 ERA and 24:11 K:BB ratio in 24 innings. Stauffer is scheduled to face the Pirates Tuesday.


Tim Stauffer steps up in spot start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Padres reliever Tim Stauffer stepped up in a spot start against the Cubs, in an 11-1 win.

Stauffer received plenty of help, but didn't really need much. Despite working on a pitch count, he made it through five innings to qualify for the win, tossing 77 pitches in the process. He shut the Cubs out on two hits, while striking out five batters and walking just one.

Staffer is 2-0 in 13 appearances, only one of which has come as a starter. He has a 1.90 ERA in 23 2/3 innings of work on the season. At this point, it is not clear if he will make another start.


Tim Stauffer named starter Friday vs. Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer will make the spot-start in Robbie Erlin's place on Friday against the Cubs, U-T San Diego reports. Stauffer owns a 2.41 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 18 2/3 innings of relief this season.

Tim Stauffer picks up win Monday vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer was awarded a win Monday despite giving up one earned run on two hits in one inning of action and striking out one in his team's 6-5, 12-inning win over the Royals.

Stauffer (1-0) had managed to string together eight scoreless innings over five appearances going into Monday's game before giving up his first earned run since April 12. However, his team was able to deliver him his first win of the season with a two-run walkoff single. He owns a 2.45 ERA and 14:7 K:BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings.


Tim Stauffer not a candidate for rotation yet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday pitcher Tim Stauffer is not a candidate for the rotation in the wake of Josh Johnson's forearm injury, per U-T San Diego.

"In time, maybe, but as of right now, no," Black said. "He's not built up. There's no way we can get him the innings and the pitch count to have him start a game."


Tim Stauffer avoids arbitration with one-year contract


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) The Padres resigned pitcher Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal worth $1.6 million to avoid arbitration Monday, according to FOXSports.com.

Stauffer pitched well as a full-time reliever for the Padres last season, posting a 3.75 ERA in 69 2/3 innings of work. 


Tim Stauffer picks up win in long relief


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer pitched four innings of long relief and picked up his first win of the season Friday night against the Dodgers.

Stauffer (1-0), who came in for an injured Clayton Richard in the first inning, allowed just one run on a Juan Uribe in the opening frame for his only damage of the night. He yielded one run on four hits and two walks while striking out four in four innings pitched in a 5-2 win.

Stauffer picked up his first win since Sept. 16, 2011. He has a 3.97 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 14 relief appearances.


Padres purchase Tim Stauffer's contract


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2013) The Padres announced Friday they have purchased the contract of Tim Stauffer from Triple-A Tucson to take Carlos Quentin's place on the active roster. Quentin was placed on the paternity list, and Thad Weber was designate for assignment to open a place on the 40-man roster for Stauffer.

Stauffer is likely to pitch in relief while with the team. He has been recovering from elbow surgery, and he put up a 3.16 ERA in eight games at Triple-A. 


Tim Stauffer worth deep NL-only speculation


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/16/2013) Last season, Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer was a trendy late-round draft pick, coming off a 3.73 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 2011 (in 31 starts). This followed a 1.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 82 2/3 innings the season before, mostly out of relief. Stauffer celebrated by pitching five innings in his first 2012 game ... and going down with an elbow injury that eventually required surgery. 

Now that he's healthy, Stauffer has been quietly compiling a nice set of stats in the PCL, with a 3.16 ERA over eight games. Despite some early returns, he won't get a lot of strikeouts when he's called back up. Additionally, Stauffer has an ugly 1.52 overall WHIP, but he's managed to control that lately, with a 1.11 mark in his last three games. For the hitter-happy PCL, these are encouraging numbers. 

Stauffer has a "role" problem -- in that he doesn't have one. The Padres have all five spots filled, with Clayton Richard rehabbing and Tyson Ross supposedly slotting back in when he's fully healthy. But for NL-only leaguers looking for a clever long-term (plan on maybe a June/July call-up, at best?) stash to their rotation, Stauffer has been left out of a lot of conversations, but has gotten the job done before in the majors. 


Tim Stauffer feels good about health


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2013) Padres starting pitcher Tim Stauffer, who had August surgery on his right elbow, said he is feeling good about his health, according to MLB.com. Stauffer has been told he will begin the season at Triple-A Tucson. He is 0-3 with an 8.74 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in six relief outings this spring.

Tim Stauffer takes third spring loss


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2013) Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer had another rough outing in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Giants. He allowed three runs on five hits over three innings of the 6-4 loss. The right-hander struck out four and walked one.

Stauffer, in camp on a minor-league deal, has gone 0-3 with a 10.61 ERA through five spring appearances.


Stauffer slips up vs. Cubs


(3/10/2013) After hurling two scoreless frames in his first two appearances this spring, Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer was not as sharp in Sunday' Cactus League game against the Cubs. He allowed four runs on four hits over two innings of work. Stauffer also struck out one with no walks. "I thought his stuff was good. I thought his stuff was fine," manager Bud Black told MLB.com. "I thought his stuff was better than the first two outings, so that's a really good sign for Stauff."

Stauffer sharp in spring debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2013) Padres starting pitcher Tim Stauffer made his spring debut Thursday afternoon against the Royals in Cactus League action. Stauffer, who came on in the eighth inning for Houston Street, pitched a 1-2-3 inning in his first appearance since elbow surgery that forced him to miss all but one start last season.