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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%: 90/76 | Average Draft Position: 130.80
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Glen Perkins strikes out two to earn third save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning during Sunday's 4-3 win against the Royals to earn his third save.

Perkins struck out Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez to open the ninth inning before retiring Mike Moustakas on batter's interference to end the game. Perkins has eight strikeouts in six innings.


Glen Perkins makes quick work of Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins made quick work of the Indians on Sunday, picking up his second save of the year in a 10-7 victory.

Perkins needed only 12 pitches as he struck out one and retired the side in order to secure the win. He is 2 for 3 in save chances with a 12.00 ERA and 4:2 K:BB ratio over four innings pitched this season.

Glen Perkins bounces back from dud to garner first save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins rebounded from a blown save in his first outing of the season with a shutout inning against the White Sox on Thursday to prevent a three-game sweep.

Perkins gave up a one-out double to Dayan Viciedo, but enduced pinch-hitter Paul Konerko to ground out to end it.


Glen Perkins blows save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins had a rough season debut Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two in the ninth inning to blow the save in his team's 7-6, extra-inning loss to the White Sox.

Wednesday's blown save will likely end up being a blip on the radar for Perkins, who saved 36 games last season while posting a 2.30 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 77:15 K:BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings.


Glen Perkins rewarded by Twins with new contract


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) The Twins have announced a contract extension for closer Glen Perkins through 2017 with a club option for 2018. The deal is reportedly for $21.475 million.

Perkins earned an All-Star Game spot in 2013 in nailing down 36 of 40 save opportunities. He gave up just 43 hits in 62 2/3 innings with just 15 walks and 77 strikeouts.


Glen Perkins expected to throw batting practice Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins is expected to throw live batting practice Sunday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Perkins had knee surgery in October, but has made progress during camp. He has been able to get through three bullpen sessions with no issues. Last season, he posted a 2.30 ERA in 62 2/3 innings.


Glen Perkins throws off mound Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since having knee surgery on Oct. 1, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports, adding that he plans to throw again Friday.

Perkins said that the injured right knee is "rounding into shape." He plans to throw two more bullpen sessions next week heading into the start of spring training. Perkins is coming off his first full season as the Twins closer in which he posted a 2.30 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 77:15 K:BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings along with 36 saves.


Glen Perkins recovering from knee surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins had knee surgery October 1, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Perkins is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. His injury did not have an impact on his play this year. Perkins had a 2.30 ERA in 62 2/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins pitches two strong innings


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched two innings on Monday as Minnesota pulled out a 4-3 extra-inning victory. Perkins did not factor into the decision as he pitched the ninth and 10th innings in an 11-inning win.

The reliever walked two batters and didn't give up a hit over two innings and 27 pitches. He struck out one and his ERA is now at 2.34 on the year.

Perkins has 36 saves for the Twins and just four blown on the year. He's recorded 76 strikeouts over 61 2/3 innings pitched.

Glen Perkins goes 1-2-3 for save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins recorded a 1-2-3 ninth inning Wednesday afternoon in Chicago. Perkins closed out the win for the Twins and earned his 36th save of the season.

The closer struck out two on the performance over 13 pitches, throwing nine for strikes. His ERA is now at 2.41 on the year for Minnesota.

Perkins has saved four consecutive games and has given up just three runs -- all in the same appearance -- over his last 10 outings. He has at least one strikeout in five straight games.

Glen Perkins records 35th save


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Twins reliever Glen Perkins recorded his 35th save in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

Perkins didn't allow a baserunner and struck out a batter in the effort. He now owns a 2.45 ERA in 58 2/3 innings.

Glen Perkins finishes off Athletics


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins finished off a 4-3 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night from Minnesota. Perkins struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

The Minnesota closer earned his 34th save as he needed just 10 pitches to finish off the A's. His ERA is now at 2.50 on the season for the Twins.

Perkins has given up just three runs -- all coming in the same game -- over his last 10 outings. He has six saves over that span and has gone 34 for 38 on the year.

Glen Perkins records 33rd save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins allowed two hits in the ninth inning Monday at home against the Angels. Still, he recorded three outs and closed out the 6-3 win.

Perkins earned his 33rd save of the season as he struck out one batter and needed 22 pitches to finish the inning. His ERA is at 2.54 on the season.

The Twins closer has recorded consecutive scoreless appearances since blowing his fourth save on Sept. 3 at Houston with three runs allowed over an inning of work. He has since rebounded and has 70 strikeouts on the year over 56 2/3 innings.

Glen Perkins blows fourth save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins gave up a three-run home run to Brandon Barnes of the Astros in the ninth inning Tuesday night in Houston as he blew a save.

Perkins blew his fourth save of the year as he allowed three hits including the three-run homer to tie the score at six and send the game into extra innings. He needed 21 pitches to finish off the inning. His ERA is now at 2.63.

The 30-year-old Perkins had gone six straight scoreless appearances before his hiccup Tuesday. Still, he's been lights out for the most part this season with 32 saves in 35 chances for the Twins.

Glen Perkins Ks two for another save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins recorded his 32nd save Sunday afternoon in Texas. Perkins struck out two batters on his way to a 1-2-3 inning for Minnesota against the Rangers.

Perkins needed just 13 pitches to finish the inning as he lowered his ERA to 2.18 in the 4-2 victory.

The closer has earned saves in seven of his last 11 appearances and has allowed just three earned runs over that stretch. He's struck out seven batters over his last three innings of work.

Glen Perkins strikes out two in 31st save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins earned his 31st save in Friday's 3-2 win over the Rangers, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Perkins ran into a little turbulence in late July and early August after piecing together 19 straight scoreless appearances from May 29 through July 22, but he's rebounded to throw five straight zeroes on the board in his last five appearances. He owns a 2.22 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 66:12 K:BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings.


Glen Perkins racks up 30th save


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Twins reliever Glen Perkins racked up his 30th save in Tuesday's win over Detroit.

Perkins worked around a hit and a walk to save the one-run game. Over 50 2/3 innings as the Twins closer, Perkins owns a 2.31 ERA and has blown three saves in 33 chances (91 percent conversion rate).


Glen Perkins battles out of jam for save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins had to clear a major hurdle to finish out Tuesday's win against the Tigers, as he faced Miguel Cabrera with two outs and two on in a three-run game.

With Cabrera standing in the box representing the tying run, Perkins buckled down for a strikeout, his first of the outing. He ended up tossing a scoreless ninth to preserve a 6-3 win, despite allowing one hit and a walk in the game. He now has 29 saves in 32 chances, with a 2.36 ERA on the season. 


Glen Perkins serves up homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins appeared in Wednesday's home game against the Indians. Perkins had to put an end to a wild eighth inning that saw the Indians score four times. 

Perkins himself allowed Carlos Santana's solo homer. In the end, as the game went into extra innings, Perkins did not factor into the decision. 

Perkins gave up a run on the one hit over 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts. His ERA is at 2.45 on the year. He's given up three runs over his last three appearances. 


Glen Perkins makes quick work of White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins made quick work of the White Sox as he collected the save in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader. The left-hander needed just nine pitches as he retired the side in order to preserve a 3-2 win in extras.

Perkins has converted 28 of 31 save opportunities. He owns a 2.35 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 56:10 K:BB ratio in 46 innings.

Glen Perkins earns 26th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn his 26th save in his team's 6-4 win over the Astros Saturday. Perkins struck out one, giving him a 53:10 K:BB ratio to go with a 2.09 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 43 innings.

Twins won't trade Glen Perkins


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) The Twins will not trade reliever Glen Perkins, the Boston Globe reports.

Rumors have surrounded the effective left-hander all season, but the Twins will hold on to what they view as a solid long-term asset. He is signed through 2015 for $11.85 million total and the club also holds an option for 2016. Perkins has a 2.03 ERA in 40 innings to go with 25 saves.


Glen Perkins escapes with save No. 25


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins endured a shaky outing but escaped with his 25th save of the season Friday night in extra innings against the Mariners.

Perkins, who entered the game in the 13th inning with a two-run lead, served up a solo home run to Kendrys Morales to cut the lead in half. The left-hander made allowed one run on two hits over one inning of work in a 3-2 win. He owns a 2.03 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP in 40 innings of relief.

Glen Perkins expected to rest Wednesday, Jared Burton to close if needed


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins is expected to get a day off Wednesday against the Angels, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Perkins threw 55 pitches in the last two days and was beat up in the Twins extra-inning loss Tuesday, so he'll get a chance to rest barring another extra-inning contest. Jared Burton will get the closing shot if needed.


Glen Perkins snaps saves streak


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Twins closer Glen Perkins blew a save Tuesday night in Anaheim. Unusually wild, Perkins walked three batters and walked in the game-tying run. He ended up pulling the victory, however, as the Twins won it with seven runs in the top of the 10th.

Taking the ball in the ninth with 3-2 lead over the Angels, Perkins (2-0) walked the leadoff batter. He gave up a double to Mark Trumbo and then recorded an out. Perkins walked the next batter to load the bases before walking Erick Aybar to tie the score. 

Perkins, who got a double play to end the inning, now has a 1.85 ERA after suffering his third blown save of the season. It was his first since May 28 at Milwaukee.