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Glen Perkins | Relief Pitcher | #15

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 (shoulder) will have his rehab shut down for one week due to a bout of biceps tendinitis.
Perkins received a cortisone shot for this new injury concern. He was on track to potentially rejoin the team by the end of June. With this case of biceps tendinitis shutting him down for the short term, June is almost certainly out of the question, now. There is no fresh timetable for his return. Perkins has been on the shelf for the entirety of the 2017 season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery which he underwent last summer. Jun 21 - 8:26 PM

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Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw a one-inning simulated appearance on Tuesday at the Twins' spring training complex in Florida.

Perkins sat 85-89 mph with his fastball and mixed in some sliders. He'll make another simulated appearance on Friday before possibly embarking on a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran left-handed reliever could become an option for the Twins' bullpen before the end of June.
Jun 13 - 5:36 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw a 26-pitch live batting practice session on Friday and reported feeling fine on Saturday.

Perkins is likely to have several live batting practice sessions before the next step in his recovery is determined. He is working his way back from major shoulder surgery and might get the green light for a minor-league rehab stint soon barring any setbacks or discomfort. Still, it's uncertain when he might return to game action with the big club.
Jun 3 - 10:21 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) faced live hitters Tuesday for the first time since April 20, 2016.

Ehire Adrianza and Chris Gimenez took at-bats against the veteran left-hander during a short simulated appearance. Perkins is working his way back from major shoulder surgery and could soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He appears on track to rejoin the Twins' bullpen sometime in mid-to-late June.
May 30 - 4:32 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) could begin facing hitters next week.

Perkins is slated to throw two more bullpen sessions before possibly getting the green light to face hitters for the first time since last year's shoulder surgery. He's obviously still facing a long road back, but it looks like progress is being made.
May 26 - 5:39 PM

The Twins will discuss when Glen Perkins (shoulder) can face hitters if his bullpen session Friday goes well.

Perkins' rehab from major shoulder surgery seemed to stall earlier this month, but he's resumed throwing again. He's obviously still facing a long road back.
May 19 - 9:23 AM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw a bullpen session at about 75 percent intensity on Tuesday.

Perkins told reporters last week that he felt his shoulder rehab had "plateaued," but he's already back to mound work. There is no timetable for the veteran reliever's 2017 debut.
May 9 - 5:47 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) said that he feels as though his rehab has plateaued.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery to repair a torn labrum in Perkins' left shoulder last summer, will meet with the Twins' doctor to reassess the state of the southpaw's health and rehab. Perkins has been throwing bullpen sessions over the past month and could potentially set out on a rehab assignment soon, assuming that there is no setback in the works.
May 3 - 5:54 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Tuesday at Target Field.

Perkins is now three weeks into mound work and could soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran left-hander needed major surgery last year on his throwing shoulder. If all goes well from here on out, he could be ready for MLB action in early June.
May 2 - 4:49 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw another 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

It was his first time throwing off a mound on two days of rest since last year's shoulder surgery. If everything continues to go smoothly, the veteran left-hander could be an option for the Twins around early-to-mid June.
Apr 11 - 6:35 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) has been ramping up the intensity of his bullpen sessions.

Perkins threw at about 80 percent effort in a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday. The left-hander shouldn't be terribly far off from a rehab assignment as long as he continues to progress. He's obviously still a ways away from a possible return for the Twins.
Apr 9 - 12:28 PM

Twins placed LHP Glen Perkins on the 60-day disabled list.

Perkins' recovery from major shoulder surgery has been going well of late, but he still needs time. The hope is that he'll join the bullpen sometime before the All-Star break.
Apr 2 - 2:20 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press writes that the "leading option" for Glen Perkins (shoulder) is to start the season on the 60-day disabled list.

Perkins has progressed well of late in his recovery from major shoulder surgery, but he hasn't appeared in any games this spring and the Twins are going to proceed extra cautiously with him. It's unclear when he might be ready for game action.
Mar 26 - 12:55 PM

The Twins will meet this week to come up with a plan for Glen Perkins (shoulder) moving forward.

Perkins, the coaching staff, and the medical staff will all be involved in the process. One recent report suggested that the club hasn't ruled out putting Perkins on the 60-day disabled list to begin the season. Either way, it doesn't sound like he's going to be ready in the early part of the season. Perkins is coming back from labrum surgery.
Mar 21 - 10:00 AM

The Twins have not ruled out putting Glen Perkins (shoulder) on the 60-day disabled list to start the season.

The 10-day DL is viewed as the most likely scenario, but the 60-day DL is possible if the club is still unsure about a projected return date. The Twins' brass is expected to meet soon to discuss Perkins' situation. The former closer has been throwing the last few weeks without issue and is slated to go through another 20-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.
Mar 19 - 12:55 PM

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
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S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adalberto Mejia
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Craig Breslow
5Glen Perkins
6Matt Belisle
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Justin Haley
9Buddy Boshers
10Alan Busenitz
11Dillon Gee
12Trevor Hildenberger
13Trevor May