Another day, another minor league signing, this time in the form of pitcher PJ Walters. The right-hander is set to turn 30 years old in March and last saw MLB action in 2013. In parts of 5 seasons with the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Twins he's amassed a 6-10 record over 40 games, 24 starts, and 152 innings with a 6.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. In layman's terms- crap pitcher.
PJ has fared better in the minors, posting a 4.18 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 209 appearances, 172 starts, and 1005.2 innings. Can't fault Amaro for this signing, as these types of journeyman Quad-A players are needed to fill out rosters like that of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Don't expect to see PJ pitching for the Phillies in 2015, aside from Spring Training.
As it stands the Iron Pigs look to have PJ and BJ (Rosenberg) on their pitching staff next year. So, that's fun.