Tim Stauffer, one of the players who has helped blaze the trail for Capital Region natives in professional baseball, has been released by the Minnesota Twins.

The Spa Catholic grad was designated for assignment on June 10th.

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 and is free to sign with any team.

You'd have to hope that he can latch on in someone's bullpen or perhaps sign and head to the minors and look to make it back.

Stauffer (2005) and Brendan Harris (2004) of Queensbury both made the majors in the early 2000s,

In professional baseball now from the Capital Region? Jaime Schultz (Maple Hill), Justin Brantley (Hudson), Matt Gage (Broadalbin-Perth), Branden Cogswell (Shen), J.P. Sportman (Shen), Brian O'Keefe (Colonie), Jeff Hoffman (Shaker), and Mike Fish (Bethlehem).

Garrett Whitley of Niskayuna was selected in this years draft as were Trevor Lacosse of CBA and John Stewart of Greenwich.

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