"Stauff threw today in San Diego," manager Bud Black said before Tuesday's game with the Rockies. "He stretched it out. He threw a little bit of a bullpen today. He's going to throw another one this weekend."
Black confirmed that Stauffer would need to go through a Minor League rehabilitation assignment before rejoining the club, and given the time needed to build back his arm strength, the best-case scenario for his return is the weekend series with the Marlins on May 4-6.
Stauffer was 9-12 with a 3.73 ERA in 31 starts for the Padres last season.