Update: Former Cards pitcher agrees to deal with Twins

Update: Former Cards pitcher agrees to deal with Twins

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Update: Former Cards pitcher agrees to deal with Twins

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 9:34 PM

(BaseballStL) -- Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher P.J. Walters agreed to a Minor League deal with the Minnesota Twins on Monday, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.  The deal includes an invite to Spring Training.

***It was previously reported that Walters refused the Twins' request to send him to the minors and would test the free agent market.

Walters, 27, was selected in the eleventh round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Cardinals. 

In three seasons with the Cardinals, Walters posted a 7.38 earned run average in 19 appearance, which includes four starts, before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays before the trade deadline last season.  The trade included Colby Rasmus, Trever Miller and Brian Tallet for Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzepczynski.

Walters compiled a 2-5 record with a 5.69 earned run average in 12 starts this season with the Twins.

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