Glen Perkins expected to be ready for spring following knee surgery
Twins closer Glen Perkins had surgery to clean up his right knee earlier this month, but he is expected to be fine in time for the start of 2014.
Twins closer Glen Perkins had arthroscopic surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee on Oct, 1, reports Tyler Mason of FoxSportsNorth.com. The left-hander is expected to be ready in time for spring training.
Perkins, 30, was a first-time All-Star in 2013. He went 36-for-40 in save chances while posting a career-low 2.30 ERA (177 ERA+) in 62 2/3 innings. His 11.1 K/9 and 5.13 K/BB ratio were both career-highs as well.
Since moving into the bullpen full-time in 2011, Perkins has a 2.45 ERA (166 ERA+) and 54 saves with a 4.23 K/BB ratio in 194 2/3 innings. He is under contract for $3.75 million in both 2014 and 2015 with a $4.5 million club option for 2016.