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15 Glen Perkins RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/215 | Birthdate: 3/2/1983 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Minnesota | College: Minnesota | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/57 | Average Draft Position: 171.31
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Twins RP Glen Perkins won't return to closer role until healthy


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) While Twins manager Paul Molitor said he is optimistic Glen Perkins will be available to pitch in Friday's game against the Astros, he will not close until he shows that he is healthy, reports MLB.com. Perkins has not pitched since Sunday after experiencing back spasms.

Twins closer Glen Perkins dealing with back spasms


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins has missed the last two games due to back spasms, and his return to the bullpen remains up in the air, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press

"It's frustrating getting a cortisone shot, coming back and having my back lock up," Perkins said. "It isn't how I planned things. It's been a crappy week."

Perkins felt his back tightening up Sunday, but he went out and pitched. Since then, he's been undergoing heat and ice treaments. Kevin Jepsen is 3-for-3 in save situations in Perkins' absence.


Twins RP Glen Perkins returns to earn win against Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins had been considered unlikely to pitch Sunday in Baltimore, but his ailing neck could not keep him off the mound as the game headed into extra innings.

The result was a scoreless 11th inning and a win for Perkins.

His first appearance since Monday was not easy. He allowed two hits before striking out the dangerous Adam Jones to retire Baltimore.


Twins' Glen Perkins (neck) to throw bullpen session Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins played catch on Saturday, the first time he has done so since receiving a pair of cortisone shots in his neck earlier this week. Perkins has not pitched since Monday, as an MRI showed he was dealing with a bulge in his neck.

Perkins reported to issues on Saturday, and he is expected to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. If that goes well, he could be available out of the bullpen by Tuesday, according to MLB.com.


Twins RP Glen Perkins (neck) will not throw for three days


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/19/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins received an injection for his ailing neck on Wednesday. Perkins is expected to rejoin the team in Baltimore on Thursday, but he will not throw for three days, according to the Star-Tribune


Molitor: Kevin Jepsen to fill-in as closer while Glen Perkins is out


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/19/2015) It is not yet known how long Twins closer Glen Perkins will be out for. Perkins is heading back to Minnesota to undergo tests on his ailing neck, and is expected to miss Wednesday's game at the very least. 

So while Perkins is out, manager Paul Molitor has tabbed newcomer Kevin Jepsen as the short-term closer, according to MLB.com. Jepsen, who was acquired at the trade deadline, has five saves this season, with all of them coming as a member of the Rays. The five saves represent a career-high for the eight-year veteran.


Twins RP Glen Perkins to receive MRI on neck


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins will head back to Minnesota to receive an MRI on his neck on Wednesday, reports MLB.com. Perkins has allowed runs in three of his last six appearances.

Twins closer Glen Perkins notches 31st save of the year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/16/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins closed out the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Indians for his 31st save of the season.

Perkins allowed just one hit in what turned out to be a smooth relief appearance. He now has a 2.49 ERA in 47 innings of relief this year.


Twins' Glen Perkins shakes off struggles, gets 30th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/8/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth inning to secure his 30th save of the season in Friday's 10-9 win over the Indians. Perkins allowed two men to reach, but was able to escape the jam unscathed. 

This was Perkins' first save since July 23, as he had really been struggling over the last couple of weeks. The right-hander's ERA has risen from 1.41 to 2.45 over his past seven appearances.


Twins closer Glen Perkins loses second straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins entered a tie game in the ninth inning, his first non-save situation in five games. 

Perkins gave up a home run, his third in two games, and took a loss for the second straight outing, dropping to 0-3 on the year. 

Perkins has allowed six runs in his last four appearances. 


Twins RP Glen Perkins has disastrous ninth inning


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins has been rock-solid as the team's closer, but he had an off night Saturday, allowing four earned runs in 2/3 of an inning as the Yankees rallied for an 8-5 win. 

Perkins had allowed 2 homers in his previous 40 outings, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, but gave up the game-tying homer to Alex Rodriguez and the game-winning blast to light-hitting John Ryan Murphy in the ninth inning. 

The last time Glen Perkins allowed two homers in the same game was August of 2009, when he was a starting pitcher. It's just his second blown save of the season.


Twins RP Glen Perkins earns save Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning during Thursday's 3-0 win over the Angels to earn his 29th save of the season. Perkins has converted 29 of his 30 save opportunities this season.

Twins' Perkins doesn't suffer 1st blown save until after All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins suffered his first blown save this season during a 3-2 loss to the A's on Saturday. 

Perkins entered the game after Minnesota went ahead 2-1 in the top of the ninth. He retired the first two batters before Brett Lawrie singled. Lawrie moved up to second base on a wild pitch before Jake Smolinski hit a bloop single to tie the game at 2.

Perkins was able to keep the game tied at 2, as he struck out Marcus Semien to end the inning.

"I always said if I get beat, I want them to hit a ball in the gap or hit a home run," Perkins said, per MLB.com. "But I put myself in that spot and I didn't work my way out this time. It was bound to happen. I've said all along I'm going to blow a save. I'm going to blow more than one. I've got to be able to bounce back. I'd love nothing more than to get the ball tomorrow and win a series."

Perkins had been a perfect 28 for 28 in save chances this season prior to Saturday's game.


Twins' Glen Perkins closes out All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins finished off an American League All Star Game win for the second straight year. 

Perkins pitched the ninth. He entered with a four-run lead, meaning it was a non-save situation. 

Perkins allowed a run on a hit before closing out the game. He's the first Twins pitcher to allow an All Star run since Joe Nathan in 2005. 


Twins RP Glen Perkins gets 28th save on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins nailed down his league-leading 28th save of the season in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Orioles. Perkins struck out a batter in his perfect inning of work, lowering his season ERA to 1.24.

Perkins tied Eddie Guardado for third on the Twins' all-time saves list with 116, and his 28 consecutive saves is the most in club history. 


Glen Perkins preserves tie with scoreless ninth for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins delivered in a non-save situation in Monday's 10-inning win over Baltimore.

Perkins entered in a tie game and pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two.

Perkins turned in his 11th straight scoreless outing and fourth straight without surrendering a hit. 


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Twins RP Glen Perkins works clean inning Saturday for 27th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins recorded his 27th save in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Royals. Perkins worked another perfect ninth inning, striking out a pair of batters on the way. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in his last 11 appearances.

Twins' Glen Perkins closes out victory for 26th save on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth inning on Thursday to record his league-leading 26th save of the season. Perkins struck out a batter in his inning of work, preserving the 2-0 win over the Royals.

Perkins hasn't allowed a run in his last 16 innings of work, and has not blown a save this season. 


Glen Perkins saves 25th straight for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins remained perfect this season, by converting his 25th straight save opportunity. 

Perkins walked one in a scoreless, hitless inning to protect a three-run lead. He struck out one.

Perkins hasn't allowed a run in his last nine outings and hasn't allowed a hit in six of them. 


Twins closer Glen Perkins rolls merrily along with 24th save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) There has rarely been any suspense with Twins closer Glen Perkins this season. If he comes in with a lead, it's game, set, match.

Perkins hasn't allowed a run since May 29. He was lights-out again Saturday in Milwaukee, nailing down his 24th save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

The right-hander has not been scored upon in his last eight appearances. He has six saves during that stretch while allowing just three hits in 8 1/3 innings. His ERA has shrunk to 1.44.


Twins RP Glen Perkins nails down 23rd save on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up his league-leading 23rd save of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals. Perkins was called upon with two outs in the eighth inning, as he succesfully recorded the four-out save.

The right-hander is now a perfect 23-for-23 in save chances this year and owns a shiny 1.53 ERA on the season.


Twins closer Glen Perkins notches 22nd save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins needed just eight pitches to earn his 22nd save of the season against the Rangers on Sunday.

Perkins closed out the ninth with ease, dropping his ERA to 1.61 in 28 innings on the season.


Twins pitcher Glen Perkins picks up 21st save of season Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins recorded the final three outs during Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers to earn his 21st save of the season.

Perkins walked one batter during the inning. Perkins has not blown a save this season and he now has a 1.67 ERA.


Twins' Glen Perkins earns 20th save Wednesday vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins racked up his 20th save on Wednesday, striking out a pair of batters in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.

Perkins took his first loss of the season on Friday but has bounced back without issue in his last two outings. He hadn't recorded a strikeout in four straight appearances before delivering a pair of punchouts on Wednesday. Perkins owns a 1.80 ERA and 23:3 K:BB ratio in 25 innings.