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Glen Perkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Glen Perkins has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season due to a left forearm strain and nerve irritation in his left elbow.
It's actually terrific news for the Twins and for Perkins, as a precautionary MRI revealed no damage to his UCL. He'll take part in an offseason strengthening program, and is expected to be back to full-strength in around two months. He'll be ready to go for spring training 2015. Sep 19 - 8:14 PM

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LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Glen Perkins is dealing with "some nerve irritation and maybe a slight muscle strain" in his left elbow.

Neal adds that the ailment "doesn't appear to be serious." However, with just a week and a half left in the season, the closer will undoubtedly be shut down. The good news is that it doesn't sound like it will be a long-term issue for Perkins. Jared Burton will continue to fill in as the Twins' closer.
Sep 19 - 9:30 AM

Glen Perkins will undergo an MRI exam on his left elbow/biceps area on Thursday.

Perkins looked abysmal on Tuesday night, surrendering a three-run home run to J.D. Martinez en route to blowing his seventh save of the season. He certainly hasn't looked right as of late, posting a 14.21 ERA and 2.21 WHIP over his last eight outings (6 1/3 innings), so hopefully Thursday's exam will provide some answers. Casey Fien or Jared Burton would likely get the call to work the ninth inning in his absence.
Sep 17 - 7:53 PM

Glen Perkins (neck) won't pitch on Wednesday night.

Perkins, who's been dealing with neck discomfort all month, allowed a three-run homer to blow a save opportunity on Tuesday. He was scheduled to be examined by Twins team doctors on Wednesday afternoon. Jared Burton will close if needed Wednesday versus Detroit.
Sep 17 - 5:25 PM

Glen Perkins served up a three-run home run to blow a save opportunity against the Tigers Tuesday.

Perkins put runners on the corners with one out and a two-run lead. He then got the dangerous Victor Martinez to pop out, lending hope to the idea that he might get out of the jam unscathed. A J.D. Martinez three-run homer dashed that hope, serving Perkins with his seventh blown save of the season. He stuck around to get the win, but it's little consolation for Perkins' owners. The closer has now allowed runs in four of his last five outings.
Sep 16 - 11:19 PM

Glen Perkins allowed a solo home run but nothing more, earning the save in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

After blowing a save and taking the loss Saturday, Perkins got right back on the horse to get the save Sunday. He served up a solo homer to Jose Abreu -- not the first pitcher to get victimized by Abreu -- but he closed out the game without incident after that. He's been shaky since late August, but Perkins is still the guy in Minnesota and he needs to be started while he's getting saves.
Sep 14 - 5:24 PM

Glen Perkins blew his seventh save of the season as the Twins dropped the second half of a doubleheader Saturday night against the White Sox.

The Twins also lost the first game, 5-1. They carried a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning in the nightcap, but Perkins walked Jose Abreu and then served up a two-run walkoff shot to Dayan Viciedo. He was bothered earlier this month by a neck injury and might not be completely over it yet.
Sep 13 - 11:23 PM

Glen Perkins (neck) was cleared to return to action Thursday.

Perkins hasn't pitched since last Friday due to soreness in his neck, but he's made significant progress in recent days and is ready for the next save chance when it presents itself. The left-hander holds a 2.88 ERA and 65/10 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings this season while converting 33-of-38 save opportunities.
Sep 12 - 9:37 AM

Glen Perkins (neck) is aiming to return Wednesday.

Perkins has been sidelined since Friday due to soreness in his neck, but an MRI taken this weekend showed no structural damage and he felt fine after throwing off a mound on Tuesday afternoon. Jared Burton has been serving as the Twins' fill-in at closer.
Sep 9 - 4:05 PM

An MRI taken Saturday evening on Glen Perkins' neck showed no structural damage.

Perkins has been out since Friday with neck soreness but should be able to return to action early next week. Jared Burton is thought to be the fill-in closer for the Twins, but he probably isn't worth picking up.
Sep 6 - 7:45 PM

Glen Perkins is out with a sore neck again Saturday versus the Angels.

Perkins missed Friday as well with the neck injury, which is thought to be fairly minor. Jared Burton would close in his place if the opportunity arises. Perkins has a 2.88 ERA with 33 saves this year for the Twins.
Sep 6 - 4:54 PM

Glen Perkins was unavailable for Friday's game against the Angels because of a stiff neck.

After working three of the previous four days, he was due for a night off anyway. Perkins should be ready to pitch at some point this weekend. Jared Burton was to close in his place tonight, but he ended up taking a loss after entering a tie game in the 10th.
Sep 6 - 1:14 AM

Glen Perkins gave up a two-run walk-off home run to suffer the blown save against the Royals on Tuesday.

Called on to protect a one-run lead, the Royals saw just four pitches to hand Perkins his fifth blown save of the season. Alcides Escobar led off the ninth with a single before Alex Gordon swatted a game-winning two-run homer. Perkins had been pretty good recently, not allowing a run in his last seven appearances before Tuesday, so it was likely just a bump in the road for the 31-year-old.
Aug 26 - 11:28 PM

Glen Perkins suffered his fourth blown save of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Perkins allowed just one hit in the inning, but it was a big one in the form of a leadoff double from Yonder Alonso. He then walked the next batter and watched the tying run come home after a sac bunt and a sac fly. It was an unfortunate little hiccup, but Perkins has been great this season with a 2.79 ERA while converting 28 saves in 32 chances.
Aug 6 - 5:03 PM

Glen Perkins made things interesting, allowing two singles in the ninth, but he escaped unharmed to earn his 28th save against the Padres on Tuesday.

Everth Cabrera's single with one out put runners on first and second, but Perkins got Yangervis Solarte to fly out and retired Seth Smith on a liner to end the game. It's been like that for Perkins of late -- he hasn't had a 1-2-3 inning since July 21, a span of six appearances -- but he hasn't blown a save in that time. The southpaw owns a 2.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 57/8 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings on the year.
Aug 6 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Mark Hamburger