Yes, I decided to unveil my ode to Keith Olbermann who odes some movie I can never remember on a move that has little to no consequence. Timing is everything.
P.J. Walters is no longer a member of the Minnesota Twins, as he has signed with the divisional rival Kansas City Royals. This news was broke on Twitter by… P.J. Walter’s dad.
I am now a Huge Huge KC Royals fan. #Royals2014
— Philip-Tonya Walters (@pwalters25) November 21, 2013
Later, P.J. Walters himself took to the microblogging site to confirm the signing.
Thank you to all the twins fans the last 2 seasons but I'm happy to sign with the Kansas City Royals now. Looking forward to a great season
— PJ Walters (@PJwalters39) November 21, 2013
A nice gesture to thank the Twins fans on the way out, I must say.
Walters has been up and down in his major league career, making his debut in 2009 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He appeared in 19 games for the Cards from 2009-2011. In 2011, Walters was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and made only one appearance in a Jays uniform before signing with the Minnesota Twins.
Walters appeared in 20 games for the Twins between 2012 and 2013, all 20 of which were starts. Both seasons Walters finished with a 2-5 record. Walters had a 5.79 ERA with Minnesota with a 1.604 WHIP. This past season, Walters was a negative .07 WAR following a negative .05 in 2012.
The 101 innings Walters logged for the Twins will probably be forgotten soon and written off as just another arm the Twins hoped would do something over these past dreadful years.
He’s gone now and will enjoy some darn good Kansas City BBQ, if he knows what’s best for him.