MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins knew they were going to have to make a roster move in order to make room for Mike Pelfrey on the 25-man roster. Ultimately, P.J. Walters was the odd man out.
Minnesota designated Walters for release or assignment after Thursday's game and will activate Pelfrey from the disabled list before his start on Saturday in Toronto. In eight starts this year for the Twins, Walters was 2-5 with a 5.95 ERA. He also appeared in 12 games last year and was also 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA in 2012.
Because Walters is out of minor league options, Minnesota had to designate him rather than send him to Triple-A Rochester.
"No matter which way we went, it was going to suck," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said about the roster move. "Somebody was going to have to go. We like these guys out there. P.J.'s thrown some pretty good ballgames for us and pitched pretty well."
Walters recently had back-to-back outings in which he was hit around early and often. On June 22 against C...