When Tim Stauffer found out he was being sent to Triple-A Tucson, the first person he thought about was his 10-month-old son, Noah.
If Noah is one day put in a similar situation, how would dad want son to handle it?
“I’d want him to give 100 percent — not 70 percent,” Stauffer said. “And when he comes to watch me pitch this year, I want him to see me give 100 percent and not 70.”
Stauffer, 30, will get the ball tonight for the Tucson Padres when they open their season at Salt Lake City.
It will be a change of scenery for the veteran right-hander, who has made 70 starts in the major leagues and was San Diego’s Opening Day starter in 2011.
Read more about Stauffer in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.