Stauffer to make first start for Padres in two years
Former Saratoga Central Catholic standout Tim Stauffer will be making his first start in two years on Friday when he leads the San Diego Padres against the Chicago Cubs.
The 31-year-old Stauffer, who has pitched out of the bullpen since the start of last season, is replacing Robbie Erlin. Erlin, who is 3-4, was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The right-handed Stauffer has appeared in 12 games this season and is 1-0 with a 2.41 earned run average. He last started a game May 14, 2012, against the Washington Nationals. That would prove to be his final game of the season. Stauffer was shut down because of an elbow strain.
Stauffer pitched in 43 games last season, all in relief. He was 3-1 with a 3.75 ERA.