Glen Perkins RP MIN 22 hours ago

Perkins (back) pitched a perfect seventh inning Friday and recorded a pair of strikeouts, throwing 12 total pitches.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 day ago

Perkins (back) will likely be available Friday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 days ago

Perkins is dealing with back spasms and was unavailable to pitch in Wednesday's win over the Rays, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 week ago

Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins, who had a cortisone injection in his neck Wednesday, is not expected to be ready to pitch until Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Perkins will not throw until at least Saturday but will pitch a bullpen session, perhaps more, before returning. It is unclear how long Perkins has been dealing with a sore neck, but he has struggled since the All-Star break, posting an 8.10 earned-run average with three blowns saves. He last pitched Monday when he allowed a run on two hits and a walk to take the loss against the Yankees. Perkins had a sore neck last season and was eventually shut down with a left forearm strain and secondary nerve irritation in his elbow. The Twins have fallen to four games out of the second wild-card spot in the American League.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 months ago

Perkins posted another perfect inning, striking out one, to register his 28th save of the season in the Twins' 5-3 win over Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon.

He remains perfect (28-for-28) in save chances, and this one moved him into a tie with Eddie Guardado for third in saves for the franchise. Perkins now has a 1.24 ERA on the year, and will quite deservedly be representing the Twins in next week's All-Star game.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 months ago

Perkins breezed through the ninth to finish off a 2-0 victory over AL Central-leading Kansas City on Thursday night.

Perkins remained perfect in 26 attempts, and needs two more saves to match bullpen coach Eddie Guardado (116) for third-most in franchise history. For the season, the 32-year-old has a 1.35 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 30:5 K:BB ratio.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 months ago

Perkins threw a perfect ninth inning Saturday to pick up his 24th save of the season.

A 1.44 ERA and 0.96 WHIP (not to mention all those saves) should have him headed straight to the All-Star Game in a couple of weeks. His K/9 rate has slipped below 9.0 for the first time since he became a regular member of the Twins' bullpen in 2011, which is a tiny bit worrisome, but otherwise Perkins is having the best season of his career.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 months ago

Perkins pitched the final four outs -- two of which were strikeouts -- to pick up the save Wednesday against St Louis.

Perkins improved to 23-for-23 in save chances this season and is now leading the majors in saves. He has a 1.53 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a 26:4 K:BB ratio in 29.1 innings this season.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 months ago

Perkins tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 22nd save of the season Sunday against the Rangers.

The lefty needed just eight pitches to finish off the game and lowered his season ERA to 1.61 in the process. Perkins' strikeout numbers are down this season (7.71 K/9), but he leads the majors in saves and should continue as a strong fantasy reliever as the resurgent Twins continue to present him with an abundance of opportunities.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 months ago

Perkins walked one and struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday to earn his 21st save of the season.

The Twins' closer has been a fantasy boon this season, as he is leading the league in saves and has a minuscule 1.67 ERA through 27 innings. As long as this surprising Minnesota team continues to scratch out wins, Perkins will remain a strong reliever option.