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Updated: June 13th, 2012 10:50pm
Lester Oliveros to be recalled as Twins look to help depleted staff

Lester Oliveros to be recalled as Twins look to help depleted staff

by Phil Mackey
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins bullpen pitched a full nine innings on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies when starter P.J. Walters left after only 15 pitches due to shoulder soreness.

Walters will undergo an MRI on Thursday, and it's likely he'll wind up on the disabled list.

In need of reinforcements, the Twins announced right-hander Lester Oliveros will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester in time for Thursday night's game, with a corresponding roster move coming later.

Oliveros, 24, owns a 2.70 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 12 walks in 36 2/3 innings between Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester this season.

He was acquired by the Twins as the player to be named later in the Delmon Young deal last summer.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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