June 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins starting pitcher P.J. Walters (39) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

P.J. Walters Injury: Twins Pitcher Sent To Disabled List With Shoulder Inflammation

Twins pitcher P.J. Walters left the Phillies game with shoulder tightness, and has now been placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

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P.J. Walters Injury Update: Right Shoulder Inflammation Lands Pitcher On 15-Day DL

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher P.J. Walters had to leave Wednesday night's 9-8 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies due to stiffness in his right shoulder. Walters only lasted through part of the first inning while throwing only 15 pitches, and during that brief time he was in the game he gave up four hits and four runs.

After Thursday's MRI, Walters had been placed on the 15-day disabled list for having inflammation in his right shoulder.

With Walters now on the disabled list, the Twins recalled right-handed pitcher Lester Oliveros who has been pitching in Class AAA Rochester. Oliveros has pitched 12 games at Triple-A this season and he has gone 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA, with four saves and 22 strikeouts in 17.2 innings.

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P.J. Walters Injury: Twins Pitcher Leaves Game Vs. Phillies With Shoulder Stiffness

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher P.J. Walters had to leave Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning because of shoulder stiffness. He had difficulty getting loose and will have an MRI on Thursday, via the Star Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III.

Walters' injury is partially to blame for the Twins' dismal start to the game. He gave up four hits and four runs on just 15 pitches before leaving the field.

The Twins fell behind 6-0 in the first inning after Jeff Manship gave up two more runs. He pitched three innings before being replaced by Anthony Swarzak.

Minnesota trails Philadelphia 7-3 in the top of the fourth. Trevor Plouffe hit a one-run home run in the second inning.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more on the Phillies, check out The Good Phight. And for the most insightful MLB analysis on the web, be sure to visit Baseball Nation.


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