Skip to main content

Twins put struggling reliever Stauffer on disabled list, recall Pressly

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Twins have placed right-handed reliever Tim Stauffer on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain. To fill his spot on the roster, they have recalled righty Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester.

It is just the latest setback for Stauffer, who has struggled since spring training. In eight appearances, he has an 8.38 ERA, while striking out just two and walking six in 9 2/3 innings.

FOX Sports North notes it's the same injury that Twins reliever Brian Duensing has been dealing with.

According to Twins blogger Rhett Bollinger, Stauffer has seen his velocity dip compared to recent seasons, and the injury may be one reason why.

"Stauffer's fastball has averaged 88.6 mph after averaging 91.7 mph in 2013 and 90.6 mph in '14, according to fangraphs.com."

Stauffer joined the Twins in the offseason agreeing to a $2.2 million deal and was serving as the team's long reliever. That role will now go to recently demoted Tommy Milone, who is headed to the bullpen to make room for Ricky Nolasco's return to the rotation.

Pressly allowed five earned runs in 10 innings for the Red Wings. He's struck out 15 batters to six walks. Pressly has done alright during previous call-ups for the Twins, he has a career 3.60 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 35 walks in 105 innings over the last two seasons.

Should the bullpen problems persist for the Twins another option the team could consider is Lester Oliveros. He has a 19:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio for Rochester, but ESPN 1500's Derek Wetmore notes Oliveros isn't on the 40-man roster, which means he'd have to take someone else's spot.

Next Up

image

Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus

Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.

syphilis

Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases

The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Airport police intercept 5,600 fentanyl pills headed to St. Cloud

Three were arrested following a police raid in St. Cloud.

covid

Minnesota switches to weekly COVID updates

The weekly updates will be provided on Thursdays.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.22.08 PM

Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive

The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.

monkeypox

Minnesota confirms second case of monkeypox virus

More cases are expected in the coming days and weeks, the health department says.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29

One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 10.19.37 AM

Drone drops bag of candy near kids fishing

A black SUV quickly left the area afterwards.

FLickr - AL Franken 2016 - Lorie Shaull

Al Franken to bring comedy tour to Minneapolis

Acme Comedy is hosting the former senator in late August.

Alabama

Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival

The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.

Related