|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||32.10||1.00||2.00||0.00||5.85||1.46||23.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto|| 6.0||0||1|| 3.00||0||0||5|
|vs LHB|| 31.1||0||0|| 4.31||0||17||21|
|vs RHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 7.12||0||5||21|
|09/03/2012||Jeanmar Gomez, RP PIT|
Torii Hunter, RF DET
Justin Grimm, SP TEX
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
David Murphy, LF TEX
Travis Blackley, RP HOU
P.J. Walters, SP MIN
|Brennan Boesch, RF NYY|
Vinnie Pestano, RP CLE
Mike Adams, RP PHI
Jonny Gomes, LF BOS
|09/02/2012||P.J. Walters, SP MIN||Franklin Morales, RP BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
|Twins finalizing rotation plans|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/13) The Twins narrowed their list of candidates for the fifth spot in the starting rotation Tuesday by optioning pitchers Samuel Deduno and P.J. Walters to their minor-league camp. The move essentially leaves Cole De Vries as the leading candidate for the position.
Deduno was slowed by a minor groin issue recently, which limited him to just one appearance with the big-league club in Grapefruit League play. Walters, meanwhile, surrendered three runs in three innings during his lone start in exhibition play on Sunday.
|P.J. Walters takes mound for Twins|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(3/24/13) Twins rotation long shot P.J. Walters made a start against the Blue Jays in Grapefruit League competition Sunday. Walters lasted three innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Walters, who is not on the 40-man roster, allowed a two-run home run to Luis Jimenez -- one of two on the day hit by Jimenez -- in the second inning. Walters allowed his first runs of the spring Sunday after going his first 10 innings scoreless for the Twins. He has nine Ks over 13 innings on the spring.
Walters went 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA for the Twins last year over 12 starts. He does not seem likely to break camp with the Twins as a starter. Perhaps he could still win a bullpen spot.
|Walters decent in losing effort|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/12) Minnesota starting pitcher P.J. Walters turned in a decent performance but suffered his fifth loss of the season during Saturday's outing against the Tigers. Walters, who was making his 12th start of the year, surrendered just two runs on four hits in five innings of work in a 6-4 defeat. Walters allowed a solo home run to Prince Fielder and an RBI double to Jhonny Peralta all in the second innings. He struck out five and walked one in 92 pitches while his ERA went down to 5.69 on the year.
Playoff Snapshot: AL Central poised for photo finish
AL Central plot lines dominate the action, as just a single game separates the Tigers and White Sox in the standings. Elsewhere, seeding is very much in play, and the AL wild card is far from settled ...
Triple Crown Tracker: Miguel Cabrera increases his lead in batting average
A 2-for-4 night upped Miguel Cabrera's batting average to .327, while his nearest competitor, Joe Mauer, took an 0-for.
Carroll's RBI hit gives Twins win
Jamey Carroll hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday, winning both games of a doubleheader to prevent the Tigers from at least tying the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.
The Lineup: Fister huge for Tigers; can A's rebound?
What a day of action. Three of the five 1 p.m. games went into extra innings -- where the Orioles are making history and the Yankees took a wild one. The NL Central and West divisions were won, and the Cardinals gained some separation from several NL wild-card contenders. Let's recap the day, set up Sunday and hit some links.
|Cardinals castoff P.J. Walters was given a legitimate chance to contribute in the majors when injuries decimated an already thin Twins starting rotation early last season. But after an impressive first month in which he posted a 2.96 ERA in four starts, his true colors began to show. A hittable pitcher throughout his minor-league career, he ended up allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings during his 12 starts in the majors, only unlike in the minor leagues, he didn't have a decent strikeout rate to counteract it. At age 28, Walters doesn't have much growth potential, so the Twins likely won't turn back to him except out of desperation. He's a player to avoid even in AL-only leagues. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/20/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
|5/21/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Tim Hudson|
|5/22/13||@ ATL||12:10 pm||Paul Maholm|
|5/23/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/24/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/25/13||@ DET||4:08 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/26/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Max Scherzer|
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