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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 worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 21st save in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
The All-Star left-hander sports a so-so 3.13 ERA, but he's pitched better than that in accruing a 48/7 K/BB rate and 1.07 WHIP in 37 1/3 innings. Perkins has converted 21-of-24 save opportunities. He hasn't quite been a top 10 fantasy closer, but pitching up to his peripherals in the second half will get him there. Jul 9 - 12:56 AM

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Glen Perkins survived a shaky ninth inning Saturday to notch a save against the White Sox.

After blowing a save on Friday, Perkins entered Saturday's game in the ninth inning with a two-run lead before he gave up a leadoff triple to Adam Eaton and a sacrifice fly to Gordon Beckham. Paul Konerko followed with a single, but Perkins buckled down to strike out Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn swinging to end it. The 31-year-old is now 19-for-22 in save chances to go along with a 3.34 ERA and 42/6 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings.
Jun 21 - 5:29 PM

Glen Perkins blew a save Friday after allowing two runs in the ninth inning against the White Sox.

Perkins was brought in to try to hold a 4-2 lead against the White Sox on Friday, but allowed an RBI single to Paul Konerko and an RBI double to Adam Eaton. It was Perkins' third blown save this season. Perkins managed to pick up the win, though, as Brian Dozier saved his bacon with a walk-off RBI single. Perkins has 18 saves in 21 opportunities and sports an ERA of 3.16 to go with a WHIP of 1.12.
Jun 20 - 11:41 PM

Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 18th save in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Perkins had been dealing with a sore back and hadn't pitched in a week. He showed a bit of rust, falling behind his first batter 3-0, but battled back and was able to close out the ballgame without much of a problem. Perkins has a 2.67 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a 40/5 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings on the season.
Jun 20 - 1:07 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that he expects to have Glen Perkins (back) available Thursday "unless he suffers some type of setback" while throwing pre-game.

Perkins was unavailable to pitch in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox due to a sore back, but it was obviously a minor issue. The Twins' closer holds a 2.76 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 17 saves on the season.
Jun 19 - 6:33 PM

Glen Perkins was unavailable to pitch in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox due to a sore back.

The Twins' closer hopes to be available Thursday. He has a 2.76 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 17 saves on the season.
Jun 18 - 4:39 PM

Glen Perkins slammed the door on the Tigers on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a two-run advantage.

He did surrender a two-out double to Nick Castellanos, but no damage was done. He remains one of the most reliable closing options in the league, compiling a 2.76 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 39/5 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings while converting 17 of his 19 save opportunities.
Jun 13 - 10:36 PM

Glen Perkins allowed a run without giving up a hit but escaped with his 15th save of the season on Tuesday.

Perkins uncharacteristically walked Rickie Weeks and Jean Segura to lead off the ninth, and Weeks came around to score on a Ryan Braun sacrifice fly. The run allowed was his first since May 15, and Perkins owns a 3.20 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with a 34/5 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings this year.
Jun 4 - 12:02 AM

Glen Perkins slammed the door on the Mariners in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run lead and securing his 11th save of the season.

He had a bit of trouble, allowing the tying run to get to third base with just one out, but battled back to get Corey Hart and Justin Smoak to end the evening without any damage. He's been terrific in the early going, posting a 3.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 28/3 K/BB ratio in his first 17 1/3 innings.
May 16 - 11:03 PM

Glen Perkins retired all four batters he faced to nail down his 10th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Perkins had been set for a conventional three-out save but had to come on with two outs in the eighth after Casey Fien was smoked with a comebacker. He retired the Tigers with ease on just 11 pitches. Perkins holds a 3.31 ERA while converting 10 straight save chances since blowing his first opportunity of the season.
May 11 - 4:36 PM

Glen Perkins surrendered a run against the Tigers in the ninth inning on Friday, but managed to escape with his ninth save of the season.

Perkins allowed a leadoff double to Austin Jackson, and a run-scoring out-out double to Alex Avila to cut the Twins lead in half. He battled back nicely though, retiring J.D. Martinez and fanning Rajai Davis to end the night. He's been a rock at the back of the Twins bullpen thus far, compiling a 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 23/3 K/BB ratio over his first 15 innings.
May 9 - 10:57 PM

Glen Perkins served up a solo homer to Victor Martinez on Saturday, but escaped with the lead intact and his sixth save of the season.

Perkins entered with a three-run lead that was quickly cut to two after the Martinez homer. An Austin Jackson double brought the tying run to the plate, but Perkins was able to bear down and get out of the inning without any further damage. He has now converted six of his first seven save chances to go along with a 4.09 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 16/3 K/BB ratio in his first 11 innings.
Apr 26 - 7:24 PM

Glen Perkins picked up his fourth save with a perfect 12th inning as the Twins defeated the Rays 6-4 on Wednesday.

Perkins had no issue getting through the Rays' 4-5-6 hitters, getting a weak fly ball, a ground ball, and a strike out for his fourth save. He has a 4.00 ERA on the season, but hasn't allowed a run in his last six appearances.
Apr 24 - 12:22 AM

Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save of the season, closing out the Twins' 4-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Perkins struck out Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez before getting Mike Moustakas to fly out to end the game. After blowing his first save opportunity of the season and allowing runs in two of his first three appearances, Perkins has now thrown three straight scoreless innings.
Apr 13 - 5:27 PM

Glen Perkins nailed down his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Perkins faced no resistance while protecting a three-run lead, getting a flyout, a popout and strikeout to close things out. The left-hander has given up two runs in two of his four appearances so far, with one of them resulting in a blown save. However, his stuff has looked just fine and we're confident he'll be a rock-solid ninth inning man for Minnesota this season.
Apr 6 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Sam Fuld
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Yohan Pino
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Matt Guerrier
8Samuel Deduno