Minnesota Twins Officially Release Tim Stauffer


Goodbye to something we should have never been this exposed to. After designating him for assignment a week ago, the Minnesota Twins officially cut Tim Stauffer on Wednesday leaving him a free agent and with the ability to sign with any team.

There is really no way to sugarcoat the signing for the Twins; it was bad from the start. Minnesota handed the right-hander $2.2 million to come over from the San Diego Padres and never once had a moment of brilliance in a Twins uniform.

Stauffer struggled in spring training and that continued right into the regular season. In all honesty, Stauffer should have never made the trip north with the Twins, but $2.2 million sure makes a baseball team do some crazy things.

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The 33-year-old only made 13 appearances stretched over 15 innings for the Twins while sporting a 6.60 ERA and a 2.067 WHIP.

General Manager Terry Ryan told 1500ESPN that he thinks somebody will end up picking up Stauffer and that he had high hopes for Stauffer in Minnesota, but it just didn’t work out for either party.

Stauffer had appeared in nine different seasons for the San Diego Padres before coming over to the Twins. If a team is desperate for a starter, Stauffer does have a history of starting as well. Stauffer started 73 games for the Padres in 196 total game appearances.

Stauffer’s career ERA now stands at 3.94 with a 1.327 ERA.

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