Stults, Stauffer agree to contracts with Padres

Left-hander Eric Stults and right-hander Tim Stauffer agreed to

one-year deals with the San Diego Padres in the hours before Monday

night’s deadline for teams to tender contracts to unsigned


Stults gets a raise from $507,600 to $2.75 million and Stauffer

from $1 million to $1.6 million.

Stults, 34 next week, was 11-13 with a 3.93 ERA this year in a

career-high 33 starts. The 31-year-old Stauffer was limited to one

appearance in 2012, lasting five innings at Washington on May 14,

and had surgery that Aug. 31 to repair tendon damage in his right

elbow. He was 3-1 with a 3.75 ERA this year in 43 relief