OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
4 weeks ago

Perkins (shoulder) began throwing lightly three weeks ago and feels he could be to throw at the start of spring training. "I've thrown the ball 75 feet at about 50 percent effort. So I'm still a really long ways away from even throwing off a mound," Perkins told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I know I've made progress, but there's still a lot more to be made."

EDGE Analysis

Perkins underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder June 23. The procedure was more extensive than expected as his labrum had become completely detached from the shoulder bone. The odds of Perkins returning back to his prior All-Star form seem unlikely, but he's on track to be able to try to revive his career in spring training.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
5 months ago

The surgery on Perkins' injured labrum was more extensive than expected and he'll be out at least eight months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Perkins' labrum had to be reattached to the bone during surgery.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Perkins' career could be in doubt after the procedure. He could be ready to start throwing at the start of spring training with an eight month timetable, but any return date is uncertain at this point.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery in the next 7-to-10 days, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Berardino, Perkins has "abnormalities" in his labrum, including fraying of the labrum in his pitching shoulder. He will miss the remainder of the season once he undergoes surgery, and general manager Terry Ryan stated that the best case scenario for Perkins would be for him to resume throwing by December. The Twins will likely stick with a closer-by-committee for the foreseeable future, using Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad in the back end of the bullpen.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins will miss the rest of the 2016 season and will likely have shoulder surgery, La Velle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins tore his shoulder labrum in the first week of the 2016 season, and it may require a surgery to repair it. Shoulder labrum repairs generally require about six months to a year to fully heal. General Manager Terry Ryan said that Perkins could be ready to go at the start of the 2017 season. Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad will close for the Twins while Perkins is out.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) will visit with another specialist after he cut his last bullpen session off after feeling soreness in his left shoulder, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins had thrown two bullpen sessions and seemed set to begin a minor league rehab assignment before the setback. Now it sounds like he's back to square one and any timetable for his return is unclear.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday and may have suffered a setback, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I don't think it was a great day for him in terms of progress," manager Paul Molitor said. "We're going to reconsider where he's at."

EDGE Analysis

Perkins had thrown two bullpen sessions and appeared set to go out on a minor league rehab assignment. However, now it sounds like those plans will be delayed or shelved.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) threw 37 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha MN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins was able to mix in both fastballs and sliders and expects to throw another bullpen session Friday. Depending on how that goes, facing live hitters could be the next step. A return before the end of June still looks to be a possibility, but a more exact timetable should become clearer the further along Perkins moves in his recovery.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday marked Perkins' first bullpen session since suffering a setback with his shoulder injury in May. According to Bollinger, Perkins will likely need upwards of three more bullpen sessions before the Twins send him out on a rehab assignment. Once Perkins is activated, he should push the struggling Kevin Jepsen for the closer's role in Minnesota.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) remains on track to throw a bullpen session on Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perkins has had some hiccups in his rehab, but appears to be moving in the right direction. He will likely need to throw more than one bullpen session before moving on to a rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, a mid-June return still appears to be the goal.

OUTGlen Perkins
RP MIN
6 months ago

Perkins (shoulder) will throw his first real bullpen session Saturday, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

EDGE Analysis

It has only been a few days, but so far Perkins' throwing program is going well. The veteran closer has already suffered a setback since hitting the DL in mid April, so it's hard to say how long it will be until he can return to the big league bullpen. Stay tuned for updates about how his bullpen session went this weekend.