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Stauffer promoted to San Diego

May 9, 2005 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Portland Beavers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Beavers right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer had his contract purchased by the San Diego Padres, it was announced Monday morning.

Stauffer, 22, was 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA and 31 strikeouts in six starts with the Beavers. The second-year professional is coming off his best start with the Beavers after tossing 9.0 scoreless innings and allowing six hits and one walk in a no-decision against Salt Lake on May 5.

At the time of his promotion, the first of his career, Stauffer ranked sixth in the Pacific Coast League in ERA, also ranking among league leaders in innings pitched (38.2).

Stauffer was a first-round selection (fourth overall) of the Padres in the 2003 draft.

Also on Monday, the Padres purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Brian Falkenborg. In 13 relief appearances with Portland, Falkenborg, 27, was 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA.

Falkenborg, who signed with the Padres a minor league free agent in the off-season, has eight major league appearances to his credit, coming in stints with Baltimore in 1999 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004. He is 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA (12er, 17.1ip) in his eight big league appearances.

The moves were necessitated when the Padres placed right-handed pitcher Tim Redding on the disabled list and designated left-handed pitcher Randy Williams for assignment.

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