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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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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

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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

Glen Perkins is seeing improvement with his strained left shoulder, but hasn't resumed throwing.

Perkins was recommended to rest and rehab his shoulder after getting a second opinion last week. "His tests are showing more strength every day," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. "I think he’s a ways away but at least he’s going the right way." Kevin Jepsen will continue to fill in at closer for Minnesota.
Apr 25 - 8:07 PM

Glen Perkins was recommended to rest and rehab his strained left shoulder after getting a second opinion from Dr. Timothy Kremchek in Cincinnati.

In other words, Kremchek agreed with the Twins' diagnosis. Perkins probably won't be ready when he's first eligible on April 26, but the good news is that surgery won't be required. Kevin Jepsen will continue to fill in at closer, though Trevor May could be a long-term threat for the job if Perkins' injury lingers.
Apr 18 - 8:11 PM

The Twins hope that Glen Perkins (shoulder) will be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on April 26.

General manager Terry Ryan conceded that it could be a few days after that, but more will be known after a second opinion on the results of Perkins' MRI come back. The apparent good news is that it appears the shoulder strain Perkins is dealing with doesn't look to be overly serious. Kevin Jepsen will fill in as the Twins' closer while Perkins is on the shelf.
Apr 15 - 9:36 AM

Twins placed LHP Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

The severity is currently unclear, but all shoulder injuries come with ominous tones. Perkins blew a save in his first opportunity of the season last Sunday against the Royals, yielding two runs on three hits in a 4-3 loss. He also showed poor velocity all spring after breaking down at the end of 2015. Kevin Jepsen figures to fill in at closer for the Twins over the next few weeks, and perhaps much longer than that. Trevor May could also become a factor for saves at some point.
Apr 13 - 11:14 AM

Glen Perkins may be unavailable for the Twins' home opener on Monday against the White Sox.

Perkins had a 27-pitch outing on Saturday and then blew his first save of the season on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. Kevin Jepsen could be the guy in the ninth inning Monday as the Twins seek their first win of the 2016 regular season.
Apr 11 - 1:50 PM

Glen Perkins blew his first save of the season Sunday in the Twins' loss to the Royals.

Perkins entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Twins leading the host Royals by two runs. He induced a flyout from the first batter he faced, Mike Moustakas, but Lorenzo Cain singled, Eric Hosmer smacked an RBI triple, and then Kendrys Morales tied the game with a sacrifice fly. Trevor May then gave the Royals the win in the bottom of the 10th.
Apr 10 - 5:49 PM

Glen Perkins struck out two in a perfect frame Monday versus the Pirates.

Perkins was banged up in the second half of last year and lost his closer gig as a result, but he's back looking very strong this spring. In five innings, he's allowed just an unearned run and amassed a 6/0 K/BB ratio.
Mar 21 - 4:14 PM

Glen Perkins said Friday that he has had no lingering issues with his back or neck and will enter spring training fully healthy.

The veteran southpaw has already been playing long toss in Florida as he prepares for the 2016 campaign. He has also been extremely encouraged his rehab and workouts with a core specialist. The 32-year-old posted a 3.32 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 54/10 K/BB ratio over 57 frames while recording 32 saves in 2015.
Jan 29 - 6:27 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Danny Santana
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Fernando Abad
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Brandon Kintzler
8Pat Dean
9Taylor Rogers
10Buddy Boshers