According to Jeff Sanders of UT San Diego, the Padres are one of the teams that have reached out to relief pitcher Tim Stauffer. However, a deal isn’t close to being signed at this moment.
This was retweeted by ESPN’s Buster Olney which gives the report even more credibility.
Stauffer, 32-years-old, had a confusing year for the Padres in 2014. His ERA (3.50) and his strikeout total (67 Ks in 64.1 innings pitched) were decent, but his WHIP (1.40), opponents batting average (.270), and his opponents BABIP (.356) were subpar.
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On the bright side, he only gave up four home runs last year, but he needs to cut down on the number of hits he allows in order to be consistently good. One of the good things about Stauffer is that he throws four different pitches. His fastball speed averages at about 90-91 (both his two and four seamer.) He also throws a slider and a change-up.