Twins send LHP Stauffer to DL, recall Pressly

MINNEAPOLIS — Another Twins pitcher has landed on the disabled list.

Minnesota announced Friday that right-hander Tim Stauffer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain, the same injury that landed left-hander Brian Duensing on the DL in mid-April. To fill Stauffer’s spot on the roster, the Twins recalled right-hander Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester.

Stauffer, signed this offseason as a free agent, pitched in eight games for Minnesota before his DL stint. He had an 8.38 ERA with just two strikeouts and six walks in 9 2/3 innings. His last outing came Wednesday against Detroit in which he allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning, including a pair of home runs.

Pressly pitched in 74 total games with the Twins between 2013 and 2014, posting a combined 3.60 ERA. In seven outings this season with Rochester, the right-hander has a 4.50 ERA with 15 strikeouts and six walks in 10 innings. Pressly is expected to be available for Friday’s game against the White Sox at Target Field.

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