Glen Perkins

#15 RP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 215 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    68%
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    42%
    RP Rank
    16
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Twins' Glen Perkins: No lingering neck or back issues

      Perkins has no lingering back or neck issues following rehab workouts with a core specialist, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. This is a good sign for the Twins' closer as spring training nears. The 32-year-old had been dealing with these injuries since mid-august and they were likely the driving force behind his ridiculous 7.20 ERA over the last 12 games of the 2015 season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Twins RP Glen Perkins suffers blown save in loss to Tigers

      Twins reliever Glen Perkins took a loss and a blown save, allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out three in an inning of work as the Twins dropped a 6-4 decision to the Tigers on Friday night. Still working his way back from neck and back injuries, he was not technically working in a save situation - he entered the game in the seventh inning - but he gave up a home run for the second game in a row. Perkins is not expected to return to the closer's role this year, but he does need to show he can take the reins again next season.

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      Twins RP Glen Perkins allows two runs in Wednesday's win

      Twins pitcher Glen Perkins gave up two runs, on a two-run home run, in the ninth inning in Wenesday's win over Cleveland. Perkins will remain in a setup role, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "It has been a pretty good formula for us for now," manager Paul Molitor said of Kevin Jepsen closing. "Who's to say what could happen over the next 12 games?" Perkins has given up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in September, so it's not clear he's back to full speed with his recent health issues. He's had several setbacks since receiving two cortisone shots for a bulging disc in his neck on Aug. 19, missing time due to a sore back and neck.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Twins pitcher Glen Perkins (back) returns to game action Saturday

      Twins pitcher Glen Perkins (back) struck out the only batter he faced in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader loss to the Angels. Perkins had not pitched since Sept. 1 as he'd dealt with back spasms. He pitched in the seventh inning Saturday and figures to serve in more of a setup role, yielding to Kevin Jepsen as the closer, until he shows he's healthy and back to full speed. His health remains a risk, however, considering he's had several setback since receiving two cortisone shots for a bulging disc in his neck on Aug. 19.

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      Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) expected to be ready on Friday

      Twins closer Glen Perkins (back) will be available Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Perkins has not pitched since Sept. 1, as he's dealt with back spasms, but it appears the issue is now behind him. He figures to serve in more of a setup role upon his return, yielding to Kevin Jepsen as the closer.

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      Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reports no issues after bullpen session

      Twins pitcher Glen Perkins (back) threw a 36-pitch bullpen session without any issues Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Twins had said before he could return Friday if things went well Wednesday, but pitching coach Neil Allen didn't give out a timetable. When Perkins returns he'll be in a setup role initially with Kevin Jepsen remaining in the closer role.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins' Glen Perkins tosses bullpen session, hopes to return Friday

      Twins closer Glen Perkins threw a bullpen session on Monday and no issues were reported. He is expected to go through another session on Wednesday, with the hopes of being able to return by Friday, according to ESPN.com. Perkins has not pitched since Sept. 1 due to a back injury, which has been plaguing him since the middle of August. Kevin Jepsen will continue to see the bulk of save opportunities until Perkins is able to return.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Twins RP Glen Perkins receives cortisone shot

      Twins pitcher Glen Perkins received a cortisone shot in his back to help alleviate a back injury, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Perkins will need 72 hours to see if the shot helped. He has not pitched since Sept. 1 due to the issue and is hoping to play catch over the weekend.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Twins closer Geln Perkins saw a spine specialist

      Twins closer Glen Perkins saw a spine specialist and is considering getting a cortisone shot in his lower back, according to Twincities.com. "It's become real specific in terms of where his pain is at," manager Paul Molitor said. "It's doing better overall." Perkins received a cortisone shot back on Aug. 19 to relieve a bulging disc in his neck.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Molitor: Twins closer Glen Perkins coming along slowly

      The slow pace of recovery for Twins closer Glen Perkins from a nagging back ailment makes it increasingly less likely he can join the team at any point on its current six-game road trip, according to MLB.com. The issue has limited his work much of the season and played a role in his recent woes, which includes allowing 10 runs over his last 11 innings pitched. It remains to be seen if he reassumes the closer role upon his return. A timetable for the return itself has yet to be revealed.

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