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Glen Perkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Glen Perkins was asked to get four outs Tuesday, earning his 17th save against the Red Sox.
With two on and two outs in the eighth, Perkins was brought in to face Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval hit an infield single to load the bases, but Perkins got Hanley Ramirez to fly out to end the threat. He then worked a perfect ninth to earn the save. Perkins leads the league with his 17 saves, and he owns a 1.25 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 21/2 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings. May 27 - 12:47 AM

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Glen Perkins picked up his 16th save of the season Saturday in the Twins' 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Perkins allowed a two-out single to Alexei Ramirez and then walked J.B. Shuck, but he rallied to strike out Tyler Flowers. The 32-year-old left-hander has a fantastic 1.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 21/2 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings this season, and he leads all major league closers in saves. Minnesota is off to a surprising 24-18 start.
May 23 - 7:29 PM

Glen Perkins kept the Pirates off the board in the 13th inning for his 15th save, securing the Twins' 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

It was not without stress, as Perkins allowed a one-out single to Andrew McCutchen, uncorked a wild pitch, and issued a two-out walk to Jung-Ho Kang. Perkins, however, struck out Pedro Alvarez to end the game. The lefty is 15-for-15 in save chances with a 1.40 ERA and a 19/1 K/BB ratio on the season.
May 20 - 11:19 PM

Glen Perkins notched his 10th save of the season after pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball against the A's.

With the Twins clinging to a 6-5 lead, the A's put a runner on first with two outs in the eighth inning. Perkins came in and struck out Marcus Semien to put out the potential fire. He then went on to pitch a perfect ninth to earn his 10th save of the season. The southpaw is now 10-for-10 in save opportunities, pitching to a 1.35 ERA and a 12/0 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. Simply fantastic numbers for the 32-year-old.
May 7 - 5:04 PM

Glen Perkins narrowly escaped the ninth inning with his ninth save on Monday, closing out an 8-7 victory against the Athletics.

Perkins was protecting a two-run lead, but allowed a two-out RBI double to Stephen Vogt to put the tying run in scoring position. He managed to strike out Craig Gentry to end the threat, however. Despite the tense situation, Perkins has been terrific this season, going 9-for-9 in save opportunities with a 1.50 ERA and an 11/0 K/BB ratio in 12 innings.
May 4 - 11:40 PM

Glen Perkins danced around trouble against the White Sox on Friday to secure his seventh save of the season.

Holding a slim one-run lead, allowed a pair of hits in the ninth and had runners on second and third with two outs, but he got Tyler Flowers to strike out looking to end it. Perkins is 7-for-7 in save chances and owns a 0.90 ERA and 9/0 K/BB ratio over 10 innings.
May 1 - 11:28 PM

Glen Perkins retired the Tigers in order in the ninth Tuesday to earn his sixth save.

Perkins needed just 10 pitches to earn the save, his sixth in as many chances this year. The southpaw now owns a 1.00 ERA and 0.56 WHIP in nine innings of work. Perkins struggled a bit in 2014 but appears to be back on track this season.
Apr 28 - 11:15 PM

Glen Perkins did not allow a hit in the eleventh inning, picking up his fifth save against the Mariners on Sunday.

The save came in the bottom of the 11th inning after Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple in the top of the frame. Perkins entered and struck out one without allowing a hit or a walk. He's now 4-for-4 in save situations and holds a 1.13 ERA and 7/0 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
Apr 26 - 8:40 PM

Glen Perkins finished out the Twins' 3-0 victory over the Royals on Wednesday to earn his third save.

Perkins struck out Alex Gordon, got Salvador Perez to fly out, and Paulo Orlando to hit an infield pop-up to end the ballgame. The lefty moves to 3-for-3 in save situations with a 1.50 ERA and a 6/0 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Apr 22 - 11:05 PM

Glen Perkins notched a two-out save Thursday against the Royals.

He needed just five pitches to secure his second save of the season. Brian Duensing began the ninth with a five-run lead, but he gave up an RBI double to Lorenzo Cain and an RBI single to Eric Hosmer before Perkins put out the fire. It didn't look like he was going to be needed, but fantasy owners won't complain.
Apr 16 - 4:55 PM

Glen Perkins threw a perfect inning Thursday afternoon in a minor league game.

Perkins needed just 11 pitches to get through the frame and struck out two of the three batters he faced. The left-hander was slowed by an oblique strain earlier this spring, but it looks like he'll carry a clean bill of health into the regular season. Perkins should again have good value as a fantasy closer, even if the Twins don't win many games.
Mar 26 - 1:29 PM

After giving up a run in an inning Saturday, Glen Perkins said that he's at full strength and completely recovered from the oblique strain that slowed him earlier in the month.

Between the oblique strain and the forearm and elbow issues that he dealt with last season, there are questions as to Perkins' durability heading into the 2015 season. When healthy, he has performed as one of the better closers in the American League. The lefty should still be worth the gamble in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 21 - 3:43 PM

Glen Perkins (oblique) threw a scoreless inning Thursday in a minor league game.

Perkins has been slowed this month due to a mild right oblique strain, but he's over it now and should make his Cactus League debut this weekend. The Twins' closer should only need a handful of outings to get ready for the season.
Mar 19 - 5:00 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday that he has discussed using Glen Perkins in tie games on the road.

Who knows how Molitor will fare as manager, but it's refreshing to see that he's not rigid in his thinking like so many managers are in regard to their closers. For what it's worth, Perkins is open to the idea. It might cost Perkins a couple of saves over the course of the season, but it could result in another couple of wins for the Twins.
Mar 18 - 11:21 AM

Glen Perkins (oblique) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Thursday.

Barring any setbacks, Perkins should make his Cactus League debut this weekend. The Twins' closer has been slowed this spring with a mild right oblique strain, but he should only need a handful of appearances to get geared up for the regular season.
Mar 17 - 11:29 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly