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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%: 92/85 | Average Draft Position: 130.90
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Glen Perkins overwhelms Indians in snagging another save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins had no trouble shutting down the Indians for his 24th save Wednesday at Target Field.

Perkins required only 13 pitches, throwing 12 for strikes, in retiring Cleveland in order. He finished with a flourish, fanning Nick Swisher and Yan Gomes to end it.


Glen Perkins earns 23rd save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins secured his 23rd save Monday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Indians.

Perkins gave up a run in his first July appearance but has put together seven scoreless innings since, giving up just three hits and no walks while striking out six during that stretch. The Twins closer owns a 2.83 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 52:7 K:BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins picks up a save during the All-Star Game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins picked up a save in his home park Tuesday for the All-Star Game.

Perkins entered the game with a two-run lead, and did not disappoint. He tossed a perfect inning of work, striking out one hitter. He induced a weak groundout to second base to end the game. Perkins only threw nine pitches during the outing, seven of which were strikes. 


Glen Perkins makes quick work of Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins made quick work of the Mariners in Seattle Thursday night for the save.

Perkins worked his way past one hit and needed only 10 pitches to secure a scoreless frame in a 4-2 victory over Seattle. He is 22 of 25 in save chances, with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 38 1/3 innings of relief.

Glen Perkins delivers 21st save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Twins pitcher Glen Perkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday to finish off his team's 2-0 win over the Mariners.

Perkins wasn't able to record a strikeout Tuesday, but he only needed seven pitches to sew up the save. He's turned in three straight perfect appearances after giving up runs in three of his previous four. Perkins owns a 3.13 ERA and 48:7 K:BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings.


American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Glen Perkins strikes out side Sunday for 20th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out the side Sunday to earn his 20th save in his team's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Perkins needed just 10 pitches to collect three strikeouts, and it was an excellent rebound after the closer surrendered three runs in two innings over his last two outings. Sunday's save was his first work in more than a week. He owns a 3.24 ERA and 45:6 K:BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins struggles, nails down the save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) One night after blowing his third save of the season, Twins closer Glen Perkins had to dance out of trouble to secure a 4-3 win over the White Sox Saturday.

Perkins entered the game with a two-run lead, and he needed every bit of it as he let the White Sox crawl their way back. He allowed a leadoff triple and then let that run come around to score on a sacrifice fly. He would eventually close out the game, but not before putting the tying run at second base.

Perkins has allowed three runs in the last two nights, raising his ERA to 3.34 in 32 1/3 innings. He is still 19 for 22 on save tries on the season, ranking third in the American League. 


Glen Perkins blows first save since May


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins blew his first save in more than a month Friday, but the offense bailed him out in a 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Perkins actually got the win in the game, despite allowing two runs on four hits and a walk. He finished the inning off and the offense scored in the bottom half to win, pushing his record to 3-0 on the season.

Perkins is now 18 for 21 on save tries this season, with a 3.16 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins shrugs off back injury for save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins (back) was available to pitch Thursday, and he was needed to close out a 4-2 win over the White Sox.

Perkins, who was unavailable during the team's previous game due to a sore back, did not show any lingering effects from that Thursday. He closed out the game quietly, allowing one hit and striking out one batter for the save.

Perkins is 18 for 20 on save chances this season, while holding a 2.67 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 30 1/3 innings. 


Glen Perkins fine for return Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins has recovered well enough from a back issue to be available for the Thursday night game against the visiting White Sox.

Only a setback in pregame activities can prevent Perkins from serving in his role, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His absence Wednesday proved critical as replacement Casey Fien yielded successive home runs to David Ortiz and Mike Napoli to turn a 1-0 lead into a 2-1 defeat.


Glen Perkins sidelined with sore back Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he couldn't go to Glen Perkins in a save situation Wednesday at Boston because the closer was sidelined with a sore back, per MLB.com. Gardenhire instead turned to Casey Fien, who could not hold a 1-0 lead in the 10th inning, as Boston rallied for a 2-1 win.

Glen Perkins notches 17th save Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out one and worked his way past a hit to secure the win and the save Friday night against the Tigers in Detroit. Perkins is 17 for 19 in save chances with a 2.76 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in 29 1/3 innings.

Glen Perkins sets down the side on seven pitches


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked an effortless ninth for the save Wednesday, in a 6-4 win over the Brewers.

Perkins needed just seven pitches to retire the side, and he did so in order. He struck out one batter for the save, his 16th in 18 chances.

Perkins has a 3.08 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 26 1/3 innings of work, while striking out 35 batters and walking just five. 


Glen Perkins surrenders one run in save vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins gave up one earned run on no hits and two walks Tuesday but escaped with his 15th save after closing out his team's 6-4 win over the Brewers.

Perkins walked the first two batters of the ninth inning, and after a groundout advanced the lead runner to third base, a sacrifice fly brought him home. Perkins was then able to notch a game-ending strikeout. He owns a 3.20 ERA and 34:5 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings even after issuing two walks Tuesday.


Glen Perkins earns win vs. Rangers Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up a win Tuesday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

Perkins (2-0) gave up one hit in his scoreless frame and left with his team down 3-2, but they were able to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the victory. He has 3.09 ERA and 31:3 K:BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins locks down 14th save Wednesday vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins secured his 14th save Wednesday, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-0 win over the Padres.

Perkins has bounced back nicely after blowing a save last Thursday, stringing together four straight saves and holding the opposition scoreless in each. He owns a 3.22 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 31:3 K:BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins records save No. 12 easily


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins had little trouble recording the save Saturday, in a 4-3 win over the Mariners.

Working on for the second night in a row, Perkins once again allowed a hit in a one-run game in the ninth inning. He retired the side quickly, however, recording one strikeout and finishing the inning with just 13 pitches for the save.

Perkins is now 12 for 14 on saves, leading the American League with that total. He also has a 3.54 ERA in 20 1/3 innings of work.


Glen Perkins locks down 11th save vs. Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked his way past one hit and needed only 16 pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning, securing a 5-4 victory over the Mariners and the save. Perkins is 11 for 13 in save chances with a 3.72 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and 28:3 K:BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings pitched this season.

Glen Perkins blows second save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins struggled to close out Thursday's game against the Red Sox, as he blew his second save of the season in a 4-3 win.

Perkins entered the game with a two-run lead and could not make it stand up. He allowed two runs on four hits in his one inning of work, though he did record each of his outs via strikeout while throwing 23 pitches.

Perkins is now 10 for 12 on save chances this season with a 3.93 ERA, while striking out 28 batters in 18 1/3 innings of work. 


Glen Perkins notches win vs. Red Sox Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins was awarded a win after striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 8-6 win over the Red Sox.

Perkins (1-0) kept the game tied at 6-6 heading into the bottom of the ninth, where his offense delivered a walkoff home run to end the festivities. The Twins closer owns a 3.12 ERA and 25:3 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings.


Glen Perkins earns four out save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins picked up a four-out save Sunday against the Tigers.

Perkins was called on to get the extra out after Casey Fien had to leave the game in the eighth inning. Perkins didn't seem fazed by the change, tossing a perfect 1 1/3 innings. He did not record any strikeouts during the appearance. Perkins now has 10 saves on the season. 


Glen Perkins pitches around trouble for save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins was a bit shaky Friday, but was still able to close out a 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Perkins allowed two of the first three batters to reach base, with both clubbing doubles. He allowed a run on the second double, but was able to get out of the jam by retiring the next two hitters he faced, finishing the inning with two strikeouts.

Perkins now has nine saves in 10 opportunities, with a 3.60 ERA in 15 innings of work, with 23 strikeouts and just three walks. 


Glen Perkins strikes out two in eighth save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out two in a 1-2-3 10th inning to earn his eighth save of the season in his team's 1-0 win over the Indians Monday.

Perkins had a rough first week, giving up four earned runs over his first three appearances, but he's surrendered only one earned run on just four hits and one walk in 11 innings since. He owns a 3.21 ERA and top-notch 21:3 K:BB ratio in 14 innings.


Glen Perkins picks up seventh save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Twins closer Glen Perkins worked his way past a hit and struck out one, needing 17 pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning to secure a 5-2 win and his seventh save. Perkins is 7 for 8 in save opportunities with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 13 innings. He has a 19:3 K:BB ratio over that span.