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15 Glen Perkins RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 3/2/1983 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Minnesota | College: Minnesota | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 77/52 | Average Draft Position: 130.66
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Jared Burton named the closer for Arizona series


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Jared Burton is expected to remain the closer for the Twins in their upcoming series against the Diamondbacks, while Glen Perkins works his way back from neck and shoulder injuries. Burton has converted 2 of 3 save chances this season, with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 62 innings of work.

Glen Perkins shut down with arm issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Twins reliever Glen Perkins has been shut down due to a forearm strain and nerve irritation, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The news is actually somewhat positive for Perkins. His throwing elbow and UCL have no damage at this time, and he's expected to be ready for Spring Training. Perkins finished the year with a 3.65 ERA over 61 2/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins injuries not as serious as feared


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins has received some good news. An MRI on his arm has revealed nerve issues rather than structural damage.

Perkins has struggled down the stretch after a typically strong season in which he racked up 34 saves.


Glen Perkins to undergo MRI Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins will undergo an MRI on his pitching arm Thursday, MLB.com reports.

The test will check his elbow and biceps area after the closer complained of soreness this week. Perkins has surrendered 10 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings over his last eight appearances.


Glen Perkins out, Jared Burton in as closer Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins will at least be shut down Wednesday, if not for the year, with neck and shoulder injuries, per MLB.com. The results of an exam by doctors has yet to be revealed. Jared Burton will serve as the closer against Detroit on Wednesday and should remain in that role while Perkins is down.

Report: Twins contemplating shutting down Glen Perkins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Twins could be considering shutting down closer Glen Perkins for the season, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Ron Gardenhire has admitted he's worried about the struggling veteran left-hander.

"Yes, I'm concerned," he said about Perkins' recent drop in velocity. "We're going to talk with him (Wednesday). There's a lot of frustration involved right now. We're going to definitely talk with him and see where we're at and see how he's feeling because he just came off that (neck/shoulder) thing and he's had a couple outings where we think the velocity is down. We just want him to be honest with us and not hurt himself."

Perkins has blown three of his last five save opportunities, including Tuesday night, when he surrendered a three-run homer to Detroit slugger J.D. Martinez in the ninth inning. He has allowed five homers in his last eight appearances and at least one hit in each of his last nine.


Glen Perkins blows save, picks up win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins blew a save opportunity Tuesday but still ended up with a win in his team's 4-3 victory over the Tigers.

Perkins (4-3) was handed a 2-0 lead after a brilliant performance by Ricky Nolasco, and he served up a three-run home run to put his team in a hole. However, the offense delivered a walkoff win in the bottom half of the ninth to take Perkins off the hook. The closer's recent struggles continue, as he's now allowed runs in four straight appearances and six of his last eight games, serving up five home runs during that stretch. Perkins owns a 3.65 ERA and 66:11 K:BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings.


Glen Perkins earns first save in two weeks Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The recent struggles of Twins closer Glen Perkins didn't end Sunday against the White Sox, but he did nail down his first save since Sept. 1.

Perkins gave up a home run to Jose Abreu and single to Marcus Semien with nobody out, but retired the next three in order to notch his 34th save of the season.


Glen Perkins takes blown save, loss in Game 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins was charged with a blown save and a loss in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the White Sox Saturday night. Perkins served a walkoff solo home run to Dan Viciedo in the ninth to end the game. He allowed two runs on one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning. He owns a 3.17 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 59 2/3 innings of work.

Glen Perkins, Danny Santana expected to be ready Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that closer Glen Perkins and outfielder Danny Santana are expected to be ready to play Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports.

Santana has been sidelined since Saturday with a back injury. Perkins hasn't pitched since Thursday with a neck issue.


Glen Perkins hopes to return Wednesday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/9/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins, who hasn't pitched since Thursday because of a stiff neck, threw a bullpen session Tuesday and hopes to be back Wednesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Perkins has been one of the top closers in the game this year, recording 33 saves with a 2.88 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.


Glen Perkins to miss "a few days"


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB.com he expects closer Glen Perkins to miss multiple games with a stiff neck. Though Gardenhire categorized Perkins as "day-to-day," he also said, "we're not going to even mess with him for a few days."

Perkins has been unavailable ever since experiencing stiffness in his neck during Thursday's game against the Angels. Jared Burton and Casey Fien are the leading candidates to be used in save situations in Perkins' absence.


Glen Perkins day-to-day with neck issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins is day-to-day with a neck injury, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press

Perkins had an MRI, which revealed no structural damage or pinched nerves. Perkins has a 2.88 ERA over 59 1/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins has MRI Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins had an MRI Saturday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press

Perkins had tingling in his left shoulder/neck area. He did not pitch Friday, and was unavailable Saturday, due to the injury. Perkins has a 2.88 ERA over 59 1/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins sidelined by stiff neck Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins remains unavailable Saturday as he continues to deal with a stiff neck, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Perkins has allowed earned runs in three of his last five outings, recording just one save during that stretch. He last pitched Thursday.


Glen Perkins dealing with stiff neck


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins is day-to-day with a stiff neck, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Perkins did not pitch during the team's extra-inning game Friday. Perkins was able to pitch Thursday, but gave up a run during his one inning of work. Perkins has a 2.88 ERA over 59 1/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins unable to send game to extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins was pegged with the loss Thursday night at home against the Angels. Perkins permitted a sacrifice fly to Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning to end a 4-all tie. He permitted one run on one hit and no walks over one inning of work. He owns a 2.88 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 59 1/3 innings of relief.

Glen Perkins serves up home run in 33rd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins gave up a solo home run Monday but still recorded his 33rd save in his team's 6-4 win over the Orioles.

Perkins didn't allow any baserunners aside from the home run, and he didn't strike out any batters. The home run was only the fourth one he has surrendered this season, but two of those four have come his in his last three appearances. Perkins owns a 2.83 ERA and 65:9 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins can't shut the door Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins took his first loss Tuesday against the Royals.

Perkins entered the game with a one-run lead. Alcides Escobar led things off with a single, putting the tying run on first base. Alex Gordon then stepped to the plate and took an 81 mph slider out to right center for the walkoff shot.

With the loss, Perkins dropped to 3-1. 


Glen Perkins picks up save No. 32


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins saved his 32nd game Thursday against the Indians.

Perkins entered with a three-run lead and shut the door quickly. He tossed a perfect inning of work against Cleveland. Perkins struck out one batter during the outing. The save puts Perkins just four away from his career-high of 36 saves from last season. Perkins has a 2.48 ERA.


Glen Perkins saves his 31st game Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Twins reliever Glen Perkins notched his 31st save Saturday against the Royals.

Perkins entered the game with a three-run lead, and closed the door easily. Perkins pitched around a leadoff single, striking out the next two hitters. He induced a foul out to end the game. 


Glen Perkins picks up 29th save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning for the save Monday night against the Astros in Houston. Perkins has converted 29 of 33 save chances, with a 2.68 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 59:9 K:BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.

Glen Perkins records 28th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up his 28th save Tuesday, giving up two hits in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-1 win over the Padres.

Perkins has given up multiple hits in four of his last five appearancs, but he's managed to limit the damage to just one run over that stretch. He owns a 2.66 ERA and 57:8 K:BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins closes out White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins struck out one, worked his way past a hit and needed only 11 pitches to close out an 8-6 victory Saturday night against the White Sox in Chicago. Perkins has converted 27 of 30 save chances, with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 46 1/3 innings.

Glen Perkins surrenders run in 26th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins gave up a run on two hits Tuesday but came away with his 26th save in his teams' 2-1 win over the Royals.

Perkins gave up his first run since July 2, and he's now surrendered multiple hits in three straight outings. The hits haven't slowed him down, however, as the closer has successfully converted eight straight save opportunities. He owns a 2.78 ERA and 56:8 K:BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.