The Los Angeles Dodgers released Minor League outfielder Zach Walters from the organization on Tuesday. He was designated for assignment on Sunday to clear room on the 40-man roster for Brett Anderson to be reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.
Walters was acquired from the Cleveland Indians, along with James Ramsey, in early April for cash considerations. The 26-year-old Walters played in 94 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, batting .276/.326/.444 with 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 53 RBIs.
However, he struggled of late, going 6-for-32 with seven strikeouts in the last 10 games played. Walters also threw two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen for Oklahoma City.
Walters joined the Dodgers after the All-Star break and made his Major League debut July 16. Appearing in just three games, he went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
In parts of four Major League seasons with the Washington Nationals (2013-14), Cleveland Indians (2014-15) and Dodgers, Walters is a career .176/.227/.382 batter with three doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 21 RBIs in 85 games.
His best stint in the Majors came with the Nationals in 2014 when Walters hit .205/.279/.462 with one double, three home runs and five RBIs in 32 games. He was selected in the ninth round of the 2010 Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.