Last season Stauffer went 6-5 in over 32 appearances with a 185 E-R-A.
That success has transferred well into the spring. After a rough first game, where he gave up 5 runs, he went on to allow only 5 runs and had 14 strikeouts over 18 innings through the rest of spring training.
During spring training Stauffer talked about moving up in the ranks.
"Last year I was a little bit in limbo, not sure exactly what role or if I was going to be with the team and what-not," he said. "I feel like I put myself in a good position and I look forward to going out there and competing again."