Tim Stauffer P MIN 9 Months

Tim Stauffer will start on Friday versus the Cubs.

He's filling in for the injured Robbie Erlin (elbow). Stauffer hasn't started a game in the majors since 2012, so he'll obviously be on a pitch count. It's possible he'll be given additional turns in the rotation if he pitches well.

Tim Stauffer P MIN Sep 13 '79

Padres avoided arbitration with RHP Tim Stauffer by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.

After missing nearly all of 2012 with an elbow injury, Stauffer pitched well out of the bullpen for the Padres in 2013, posting a 3.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 43 appearances. It's possible he'll be given another shot to start in 2014, though San Diego has a bevy of rotation options.

Tim Stauffer P MIN Mar 03 '79

Tim Stauffer pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief Wednesday, allowing one run and striking out seven Cardinals.

Tonight's showing should get Stauffer back into the Padres rotation, so give him a look in NL-only leagues. There are still questions about his arm, but he a pretty effective starter in 2011.

Tim Stauffer P MIN Feb 25 '79

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 MIN Jan 05 '79

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 MIN Jan 05 '79

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 MIN Dec 29 '78

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 MIN Dec 24 '78

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 MIN Dec 19 '78

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 MIN Dec 11 '78

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.