Tim Stauffer P SD May 17 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Mar 27 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Mar 27 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Mar 20 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Mar 15 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Mar 10 '13

Tim Stauffer (elbow) allowed four runs in two innings of work Sunday against the Cubs.

Stauffer is progressing nicely from August surgery to repair a flexor tendon in his right elbow and has appeared in three games so far this spring. At this point, He still seems doubtful to be ready for Opening Day, but should regain his spot in the Padres' rotation when healthy.

Tim Stauffer P SD Mar 01 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Feb 26 '13

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

Stauffer reportedly "felt fine" and didn't report any setbacks. The 30-year-old right-hander is expected regain his spot in the Padres' rotation when healthy, but may not be ready for the start of the season.

Tim Stauffer P SD Jan 29 '13

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.

Tim Stauffer P SD Jan 15 '13

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.