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Twins place P.J. Walters on disabled list with shoulder injury

Jun 14, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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P.J. Walters was throwing in the low-80s and failed to retire any of the four batters he faced before exiting last night’s start with a shoulder injury, so not surprisingly the Twins placed him on the disabled list today.

Walters provided a much-needed spark for the Twins’ injury wrecked rotation initially, but then came back down to earth and heads to the DL with a 5.40 ERA in 37 innings.

And yet the Twins are so short on healthy starters that losing him actually hurts. They called up Triple-A reliever Lester Oliveros to fill his roster spot, but are expected to recall top pitching prospect Liam Hendriks to step into the rotation this weekend.

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