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Padres prospect interview: Tim Stauffer so close

Tim Stauffer

Tim Stauffer has met his goal...well almost. He is one step away from the Major Leagues and joining the San Diego Padres. A September call-up is not out of the question for the talented right-hander. With that will come more pressure to succeed and other unforeseen problems associated with being in the Majors.

Tim Stauffer, who sports a four-pitch repertoire, has been with Portland since late June, making his first start with the Beavers on June 26. It is the third club he has pitched for this year after starting the year with Lake Elsinore and working his way up through Mobile. Stauffer did not throw a pitch in the Padres system before this season began. After getting drafted by the Padres fourth...

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