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Glen Perkins | Relief Pitcher | #15

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (22) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Glen Perkins' left labrum had to be re-attached to the bone during Thursday's surgery.
The operation was more extensive than hoped. Similar procedures have cost pitchers around eight months, although the Twins haven't revealed a timetable for Perkins yet. They're expected to provide more details Friday. Jun 24 - 8:37 AM

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Twins GM Terry Ryan confirmed Glen Perkins will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum.

The plan is for him to go under the knife within the next 7-10 days. The surgery will be performed by Los Angeles doctor Neal ElAttrache. It's not going to be an easy recovery for Perkins, who is hoping to be ready for spring training next year. Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad will fight for save chances in his absence. Kevin Jepsen had the closer job earlier this year but was recently moved to a lower leverage role.
Jun 16 - 9:00 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

Perkins has been diagnosed with a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems, and it's possible he will need surgery. He's been on the disabled list since April 13, having appeared in only two games with the Twins. Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad are handling save opportunities for Minnesota at the moment. Kevin Jepsen drew the assignment when Perkins initially went down, but he's been terrible.

Glen Perkins is scheduled to receive a third opinion on his injured left shoulder after cutting a bullpen session short Friday.

Perkins has been able to throw on flat ground without any issues, but he's still feeling some discomfort when he gets on a mound. More will obviously be known about a potential timetable after he sees the doctor. Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad will continue to share the Twins' closer duties for the time being.
Jun 11 - 1:53 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday.

It was his second bullpen session since landing on the disabled list April 13 with a left shoulder strain, and he told reporters it didn't go as well as the first one. Perkins is scheduled to throw off a mound again Friday. There is no timetable for his return to the Twins' major league bullpen.
Jun 7 - 5:55 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) completed a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

Perkins is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Tuesday and one more on Friday. If those go well, he'll then begin a rehab assignment. He's a few weeks away from returning to the Twins' bullpen. Until then, Kevin Jepsen will continue to fill in at closer.
Jun 4 - 2:58 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound this Saturday.

It'll be his first time doing so since he was placed on the disabled list April 13 with a left shoulder strain. Perkins still has many hurdles to jump before the Twins can start talking about activation dates. Kevin Jepsen has been filling at closer for Minnesota over the last six-plus weeks.
May 31 - 8:53 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

Perkins had to be shut down for a week after feeling stiffness in his pitching shoulder. He will throw off a mound later this week, assuming all goes well. Perkins has been on the shelf since mid-April and obviously still has numerous hurdles to clear before rejoining the Twins' bullpen.
May 29 - 3:03 PM

Twins transferred LHP Glen Perkins from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Perkins remains out indefinitely with ongoing discomfort in his strained left shoulder. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for lefty reliever Buddy Boshers.
May 25 - 11:11 AM

Glen Perkins felt stiffness in his left shoulder while long-tossing last week and his scheduled bullpen session for Monday has been pushed back.

The closer noted that the soreness has moved from the back to the front of his left shoulder. He'll shut things down for a week. Perkins has missed most of the season with a strained left shoulder and had resumed throwing on flat ground a little over a week ago.
May 22 - 11:26 AM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) played catch Friday.

Perkins is still likely looking at an early June return as his recovery progresses slowly but surely. He's been out since April 13 with a strained left shoulder.
May 14 - 9:23 AM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session on May 23.

He played a light game of catch Wednesday for the fourth day in a row and everything has gone smoothly thus far. But of course the real test for any injury to a pitcher is always going to be mound work. Perkins has been on the disabled list since April 13 with a left shoulder strain, and shoulder injuries tend to come with mid-rehab complications. We're not out of the woods here yet. We're not even really in the woods. Kevin Jepsen is supposed to be filling in at closer for Minnesota, but he hasn't been any good and neither have the Twins as a whole. Trevor May could get a shot next.
May 11 - 11:48 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Sunday that Glen Perkins (shoulder) feels "better than even last week."

However, there remains no timetable for when Perkins will resume throwing. Kevin Jepsen will continue to hold down the closer role until Perkins returns, which will obviously be a while.
May 8 - 11:50 AM

Glen Perkins is still focused on strengthening his shoulder.

In other words, he hasn't resumed throwing, so there's really no news since the most recent update on him. He's still quite a ways off from rejoining the Twins' bullpen. Kevin Jepsen will continue to hold down the closer role for now.
May 2 - 5:41 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that there have been no indications that Glen Perkins (shoulder) is close to resuming a throwing program.

When Perkins went on the disabled list a couple weeks ago, the Twins expressed hope that he could be ready to return when he's eligible or shortly after. Obviously that turned out to be wishful thinking. Perkins has felt improvement with his left shoulder, but obviously he's a ways away from a return. Kevin Jepsen will continue to close while Perkins is out.
Apr 29 - 5:43 PM

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2Kyle Gibson
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Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
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12Alex Wimmers
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