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

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

Texa-Tonka

Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

vote, election

Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

court gavel

Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

Em1jOWyWEAwspXK (1)

St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.

Sanford Health

Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

PennyMomentos

How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

Related