Minnesota Twins pitcher P.J. Walters, who is currently rehabbing a shoulder injury, could be back with the big league club once rosters expand next week, according to Twins assistant GM Rob Antony (via Ben Goessling).
Walters, who hasn't pitched for the Twins since June 13 due to shoulder inflammation, has appeared in five games since returning to action on Aug. 4. He has allowed nine earned runs in 11 innings during that time, but has struck out 13 batters and walked only five. Prior to the injury, Walters posted a 2-2 record with a 5.40 ERA in seven starts with the Twins, while maintaining middling peripherals.
In parts of four big league seasons with the Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals, Walters has a 6.47 ERA and a 1.75 K/BB ratio.
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