Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

Perkins was shut down for the season with a left forearm strain secondary nerve irritation in his elbow, but doesn't have any structural damage, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Perkins will just need rest and rehab before returning to the team according to Dr. John Steubs. That news is good for Perkins, as it won't require him to have surgery, but his status for this season is unclear at this point.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

While Perkins is undergoing tests, the Twins believe he has nerve irritation in his left arm and will not need surgery, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Twins haven't officially ruled him out for the rest of the season, but it seems very unlikely he'll pitch again. Jared Burton will likely serve as Minnesota's closer with Michael Tonkin and Lester Oliveros perhaps also given a save chance.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

Perkins will undergo tests on his neck and shoulder and won't be available until Friday at the soonest, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Perkins' numbers had taken a dive since he returned from a stiff neck last weekend, with the left-hander blowing two saves and surrendering six runs over his last 2.1 innings. The Twins hope that a couple of days off will be all he needs to get over the issue, but there's a real possibility Perkins will end up being shut down for the season. If that's the case, Jared Burton looks like the top candidate to pick up saves for the Twins in the interim.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

The Twins are worried about Perkins' health and may shut him down for the season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "We just want him to be honest with us and not hurt himself," said manager Ron Gardenhire.

Perkins has a 13.50 ERA in September and has battled a stiff neck most of the month. With the Twins eliminated from the playoff race, it would seem likely that Perkins may be shut down.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

Perkins was charged with his seventh blown save of the season Tuesday, but was also able to pick up his fourth win after the Twins were able to walk-off the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth.

Perkins came in with a two run cushion in the ninth inning, but then gave up a three-run homer to J.D. Martinez after giving up two hits. It's been a little dicey for Perkins in the ninth inning at times this season, but he still has a very firm hold on the closer job in Minneapolis.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 Months

Perkins returned from a stiff neck and promptly blew the save against the White Sox on Saturday, giving up a walk and a two-run home run to Dayan Viciedo while recording only one out.

Perkins has now blown six saves this season, but he still maintains a respectable 3.17 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 65:11 K:BB ratio. It was his first time pitching in nine days after sitting out with neck stiffness.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 Months

Perkins (neck) will likely be available out of the Twins' bullpen Wednesday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Perkins threw lightly Tuesday and reported no issues, so it appears he has recovered from his neck injury. He will sit out one more game so that he does not have to throw twice Tuesday, but he figures to be summoned from the bullpen Wednesday if the Twins need to protect a late lead.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 Months

Perkins (neck) is day-to-day after an MRI revealed no structural damage, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

The Twins have no incentive to push Perkins back quickly, but he could be available to pitch as soon as Sunday if he continues to show signs of improvement.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 Months

Perkins (neck) will not be available for Saturday's game, and he could miss further action as well, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Perkins is dealing with a sore neck, and manager Ron Gardenhire said it might be a few days until Perkins pitches next. The Twins are off Monday, so it seems likely that Perkins will sit out the entire weekend before being reevaluated early next week.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 Months

Perkins wasn't available for Friday's loss to the Angels due to a stiff neck, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins could have used him in the one-run extra inning loss that featured nine Minnesota pitchers. He's listed as day-to-day with the ailment.