Twins manger Ron Gardenhire tells the Pioneer Press right-hander P.J. Walters is scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 5. Walters has been on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder since June.
Pitcher P.J. Walters is coming back to the Twins after a 60-day stint on the disabled list. The right-hander was 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA before going on the disabled list in June 14 with shoulder inflammation.
Right-hander P.J. Walters was sent to Class AAA Rochester and is scheduled to take the hill on Saturday. Walters hasn't pitched since June 13 because of shoulder inflammation. He can rejoin the Twins on Aug. 13.
The Twins' comeback effort fell short Wednesday night at Target Field. The Phillies bolted to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and held on for a 9-8 victory. Trevor Plouffe and Josh Willingham each homered for the second straight game.
P.J. Walters left tonight's game against the Phillies before he even recorded an out. He gave up four straight singles to start the game before leaving with shoulder stiffness. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on his shoulder tomorrow.
The Cleveland Indians will go for a fourth consecutive win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night when the Central Division rivals meet at Progressive Field. Minnesota will feature pitcher P.J. Walters, a right-hander who is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA in four starts since being called up from Triple-A Rochester to replace injured starter Nick Blackburn.
General manager Terry Ryan expects P.J. Walters to give the Twins a chance against the Blue Jays on Saturday. The 27 year old will make his first major league start since 2010. At Triple-A Rochester Walters was 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA. He says he'll try to pitch the way he has with the Red Wings.