Tim Stauffer P MIN 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 1 month ago

Stauffer gave up two home runs and three runs while retiring two batters in Tuesday's loss to Detroit. He's given up nine earned runs and 16 hits in 9.7 innings this season.

Stauffer's average fastball is down over two mph from last year (88.4 mph vs. 90.6 mph) which is likely the cause for his struggles. It would seem likely the Twins will send him to the minors or release him at some point despite his one-year, $1.6 million contract.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 2 months ago

Stauffer gave up two more runs (one earned) in Monday's loss to the Royals, allowing two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.

Stauffer lost out on the fifth starter's battle in spring training and had velocity issues then. So far his velocity is down in the regular season too, with an average fastball 2.2 mph slower than last year.

Tim Stauffer P MIN 2 months ago

Stauffer will move to the bullpen after losing out of the fifth starter role, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Stauffer has struggled this spring with a 15.00 ERA and a fastball clocked several mph below his usual average. Stauffer says he's healthy and he's been slow to ramp up in previous spring trainings. He'll likely work in a swingman role in the bullpen and could get some spot starts.