Tim Stauffer P MIN 2 weeks ago

Stauffer was released by the Twins on Wednesday, LaVelle Neal of the Star-Tribune reports.

Stauffer posted an ERA of 6.60 over 15 innings with the Twins this season before being designated for assignment June 10. He'll now become a free agent, but it's unclear how much interest he'll garner on the pitching market.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 3 weeks ago

Stauffer will likely opt out of his contract if he clears waivers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Stauffer had struggled with the Twins this season, pitching a 6.60 ERA and a 6:7 K:BB ratio. He said that he would like a "fresh start" with a new team, which could help him get back on track.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 3 weeks ago

Stauffer was designated for assignment by the Twins. He had a 6.60 ERA and a 6:7 K:BB ratio in 15 innings.

The Twins had stuck with Stauffer despite his struggles with lower velocity dating back to the start of spring training, but it looks like the finally gave up on him trying to find his form in the majors. Stauffer may approve an assignment to Triple-A Rochester to try and get his career back on track.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 1 month ago

Stauffer was activated from the 15-day DL on Thursday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Stauffer's velocity was down a couple ticks in his last rehab appearance, so he may not be very effective out of the bullpen for the Twins. He gave up three runs on six hits over five innings (four appearances) with Triple-A Rochester. Still, they deemed that he was ready to return to his role in the middle innings and he should be available for Friday's game.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 1 month ago

Stauffer (oblique) will throw one inning with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

He said he felt fine after his rocky previous outing, but there is no word on how many more rehab outings he will need before rejoining the Twins.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 1 month ago

Stauffer (strained intercostal) gave up two runs and four hits and two walks in 1.1 innings in Sunday's outing for Triple-A Rochester. He was supposed to go three innings and the next step in his rehab is in doubt, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Twins had indicated if he was able to throw three innings they may activate him from the DL, but it sounds like he'll need another outing or more at Triple-A.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 1 month ago

Stauffer (strained intercostal) has thrown three scoreless innings in two appearances for Triple-A Rochester. However, he "still has time to go" before being activated from the DL, GM Terry Ryan told the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Twins may keep Stauffer in the minors for several weeks during his rehab stint since the major league bullpen is on a roll and since Stauffer struggled before the injury.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 2 months ago

Stauffer (strained intercostal) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Stauffer should rejoin the Twins at some point in mid-to-late May, but his middle/long-relief role doesn't figure to change. He struggled before the injury, turning in an 8.38 ERA, 2.28 WHIP and 2:6 K:BB ratio over 9.2 innings.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 2 months ago

Stauffer (strained intercostal) has started playing catch, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

He won't be back until late-May at the earliest and considering how bad he was before the injury, there are not many formats where he should be monitored closely.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 2 months ago

Stauffer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain Friday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

It's not much of a loss for the Twins, as Stauffer owns an 8.38 ERA over 9.2 innings, working mostly in lower-leverage situations. Ryan Pressly was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to replace Stauffer in the bullpen.