Tim Stauffer DFA’d by Twins
It's been mostly good news this week on the local baseball scene, as we saw three Section II products get drafted in Garrett Whitley of Niskayuna, John Stewart of Greenwich, and CBA graduate Trevor Lacosse.
But with all the good news, comes some bad...
Tim Stauffer, the Spa Catholic graduate, who helped blaze the trail for Capital Region ballplayers in professional baseball was DFA'd by the Twins.
What does that mean? The Twins have 10 days to figure out his fate. They can put him on waivers, and if he clears, he can elect free agency or accept a demotion to the minor leagues. They could also trade him.
What would Stauffer do if he cleared waivers?
Stauffer spent nine years with the Padres before signing a 1 yr/$2.2 million deal with the Twins this off-season. He allowed 13 runs (11 earned), in 15 innings this season. That's a 6.60 ERA. He walked seven and allowed four home runs.
Stauffer is 33-years-old.