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Updated: July 8th, 2013 2:07pm
P.J. Walters clears waivers, expected to remain in Twins organization

P.J. Walters clears waivers, expected to remain in Twins organization

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P.J. Walters is expected to remain in the Minnesota Twins organization after clearing outright assignment waivers. The righthanded pitcher was designated for assignment last Thursday.

The website Major League Trade Rumors reported Monday that Walters intends to accept his assignment to Triple-A Rochester, though the decision is not yet official. Walters had the right to decide whether to stay with the Twins or become a free agent.

He has until Wednesday to make it official.

Walters, 28, went 2-5 with a 5.95 ERA in eight starts for the Twins this season. He won his first two starts but lost five of his final six. Walters gave up three runs and four hits in five innings of a 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees last Wednesday.

The Twins sent Walters to the minors to create room on the roster for righthander Mike Pelfrey, who came off the disabled list and started Saturday. Pelfrey had been dealing with a back injury.

In this story: Mike Pelfrey, P.J. Walters