Skip to content

After just one start, Tim Stauffer returns to DL for Padres

May 18, 2012, 6:31 PM EST

Tim Stauffer Getty Images

This certainly hasn’t been Tim Stauffer‘s year. Four days after making his season debut against the Nationals, the right-hander has gone right back on the disabled list due to a sprained right elbow.

Stauffer’s original injury that kept him out the first five weeks of the season was termed a right elbow strain. After a rehab assignment, he returned to give up four runs — three earned — in five innings versus Washington on Monday.

It’s yet to be announced who is pitching in his place Saturday. Left-hander Eric Stults, who was claimed off waivers from the White Sox yesterday, is one possibility.

Stauffer, the fourth overall pick in the 2003 draft, was a nice story for the Padres in 2010, when he amassed a 1.85 ERA in seven starts and 25 relief appearances, and he remained pretty good as a full-time starter last year, going 9-12 with a 3.73 ERA. Still, he’s never been able to escape the injury bug that’s held him back from the moment he was drafted. Now it looks like 2012 could go down as another lost year for him.

  1. icanspeel - May 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Another day, another injured Padre. They weren’t predicted to be good this year, but the injury bug has hit them too hard to recover from.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Cubs shore up rotation with Jon Lester
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. C. Gonzalez (2171)
  2. J. Grilli (2103)
  3. A. Pierzynski (2051)
  4. D. Young (1969)
  5. D. Ross (1956)
  1. S. Smith (1905)
  2. T. Stauffer (1838)
  3. J. Walden (1664)
  4. D. Uggla (1648)
  5. H. Kuroda (1582)