Twins Outright P.J. Walters

3:49pm: Walters accepted the assignment to Rochester and will report tomorrow, tweets Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

1:35pm: Walters intends to accept the assignment, though the decision is not yet official.

11:00am: Righty P.J. Walters has cleared outright assignment waivers, MLBTR has learned.  Having been outrighted previously in his career, Walters now has to decide whether to accept this assignment or elect free agency.  Walters has until Wednesday to decide, and will likely do so before then.

Walters, 28, was designated for assignment Thursday upon the Twins' activation of Mike Pelfrey. A former 11th round draft pick by the Cardinals, Walters was traded to the Blue Jays in 2011 as part of the Colby Rasmus deal and later joined the Twins as a free agent.  Walters made eight starts for the Twins this year, posting a 5.95 ERA, 5.0 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, 1.14 HR/9, and 39.7% groundball rate in 39 1/3 innings.  He was better at Triple-A, with a 3.31 ERA in nine starts.  Prior to the 2011 season, Baseball America noted Walters' plus change-up helps him mask average velocity.  At that time, they projected him for a long relief/swingman role.  


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