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Glen Perkins | Relief Pitcher | #15

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (22) / MIN
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Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press writes that the "leading option" for Glen Perkins (shoulder) is to start the season on the 60-day disabled list.
Perkins has progressed well of late in his recovery from major shoulder surgery, but he hasn't appeared in any games this spring and the Twins are going to proceed extra cautiously with him. It's unclear when he might be ready for game action. Mar 26 - 12:55 PM

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The Twins will meet this week to come up with a plan for Glen Perkins (shoulder) moving forward.

Perkins, the coaching staff, and the medical staff will all be involved in the process. One recent report suggested that the club hasn't ruled out putting Perkins on the 60-day disabled list to begin the season. Either way, it doesn't sound like he's going to be ready in the early part of the season. Perkins is coming back from labrum surgery.
Mar 21 - 10:00 AM

The Twins have not ruled out putting Glen Perkins (shoulder) on the 60-day disabled list to start the season.

The 10-day DL is viewed as the most likely scenario, but the 60-day DL is possible if the club is still unsure about a projected return date. The Twins' brass is expected to meet soon to discuss Perkins' situation. The former closer has been throwing the last few weeks without issue and is slated to go through another 20-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.
Mar 19 - 12:55 PM

Glen Perkins has continued his throwing program without reporting any discomfort in his surgically-repaired left shoulder.

Perkins had to be shut down for a bit after feeling soreness in the shoulder a month ago, but he's progressed without any issues since resuming a throwing program. The lefty might still be a long shot to ever get his closer job back, but things are moving in the right direction.
Mar 10 - 4:59 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) is set to throw his fifth bullpen session of the spring on Thursday.

Perkins stretched things out to 20 pitches in his most recent bullpen session on Sunday, though he's still limited to throwing fastballs. While he's making progress from labrum surgery, he appears likely to begin the season on the disabled list. Brandon Kintzler is expected to begin the season as the Twins' closer.
Feb 28 - 9:51 AM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw 15 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday.

It was his third bullpen session since arriving to camp. "I'm happy with how I feel," said Perkins, who ramped up the intensity a bit on Wednesday. The southpaw is coming back from surgery last June to repair a torn labrum and there's a good chance he'll begin the season on the disabled list. Still, he's making progress.
Feb 22 - 12:48 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) will throw his next bullpen session on Wednesday.

Perkins felt some minor discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder after arriving to camp, but he has thrown a couple of bullpen sessions in recent days. The real test will be to see how he responds to ramping things up to batting practice and game action. The Twins aren't going to rush things here, so he's a possibility to start the year on the disabled list. Brandon Kintzler is expected to begin the season as the Twins' closer.
Feb 21 - 9:35 AM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw a successful 15-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

It was his second bullpen since undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in June. Twins manager Paul Molitor estimated that Perkins was throwing at about 75 percent effort. Perkins also took part in fielding drills including throwing to bases. Perkins is making definite progress but is still a long shot for Opening Day and could begin the year on the disabled list.
Feb 18 - 5:18 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session on Saturday.

Perkins felt discomfort in his surgically-repaired left shoulder while playing catch last week, but he apparently bounced back well from a bullpen session Tuesday and is ready to try things from the bump again. It's going to be a long road back for the former closer.
Feb 17 - 9:28 AM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw 15 pitches off the mound on Tuesday.

Perkins was originally expected to throw off a mound last Friday, but that was scratched after he experienced renewed discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder. Assuming he bounces back okay from Tuesday's session, he'll do some long tossing on Thursday. Still, he's a major question mark for the start of the 2017 season. Brandon Kintzler currently projects to begin the year as Minnesota's closer.
Feb 14 - 2:53 PM

Glen Perkins is experiencing renewed discomfort in his throwing shoulder.

Perkins had been aiming to throw off a mound Friday, but that plan was scrapped Thursday after the veteran reliever felt a familiar catch behind his left shoulder while doing flat-ground work. Perkins made only two appearances last season -- both in April -- and he is obviously now questionable for the beginning of the 2017 campaign. Brandon Kintzler is set to open as the Twins' closer.
Feb 9 - 3:38 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) is hoping to throw off a mound by February 7.

The left-hander will head to the Twins' spring training facility on Tuesday. Perkins has been long-tossing up to 120 feet and seems to be making good progress in his recovery from shoulder surgery. It remains unclear if Perkins will be ready for Opening Day or if he'll reclaim the closer role from Brandon Kintzler.
Jan 28 - 5:56 PM

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Friday that Glen Perkins (shoulder) looked good when he saw him recently throwing at the club's spring training complex.

It doesn't mean a ton at this point, but we'll take any positive news with Perkins after his injury-shortened 2016 that ended with major shoulder surgery. Falvey cautioned that the team will take things slowly with Perkins, whose status for the beginning of the season remains up in the air.
Jan 27 - 12:50 PM

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said that Glen Perkins has made "solid progress" in his rehab from shoulder surgery.

Perkins underwent significant labrum surgery in late June. Falvey indicated that given the pace of his rehab, it is "reasonable" that the veteran closer will be able to pitch in games during spring training at some point. A more clarified timetable figures to be passed along after the calendar flips to 2017 and the team has a better idea of just how close Perkins is to a return to the mound. He started into a light throwing program near the end of October.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) began a light throwing program three weeks ago.

Perkins is 4 1/2 months into what's expected to be a nine-month rehab program for labrum surgery. He hopes to be on a regular throwing program in March, although it's certainly no guarantee that he'll be ready to go on Opening Day. "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 said. "I know I’ve made progress, but there’s still a lot more to be made." Perkins will have to earn his closer job back and the odds that he'll regain his pre-op effectiveness are pretty slim.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 11:06:00 AM

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2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Craig Breslow
8Ryan O'Rourke
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11Raul Fernandez
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