Walters is a 28-year-old reliever who has yet to crack the majors. He showed promise with a strong effort at the Double-A level last year, earning a repeat bid at the highest level of the minors. But over 22 1/3 frames this year at Las Vegas, Walters has coughed up 9.27 earned runs per nine. He has permitted 38 hits, including five long balls, with just 14 strikeouts against 18 walks.
New York will get its first look at Loney in tonight’s action. He’s set to start at first base and take the sixth spot in the lineup. Infielder Eric Campbell was optioned to clear room on the active roster.