Glen Perkins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Perkins suffers setback: My shoulder 'just doesn't feel right'

    The Score "Sidelined since early April with a shoulder strain, Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has suffered a setback in his recovery and won't play catch for the next seven days, further delaying an already lengthy rehab process. Perkins, who was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday for the..." May 22

  • Twins closer Glen Perkins goes on the DL with a shoulder strain

    Hardball Talk "Because the season had been going so well for the Twins as it was, now here’s this: Minnesota has placed closer Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. It’s unclear how severe this strain is but, like, it’s his shoulder, and that’s always serious for a pitcher...." April 13

  • Twins should get closer Glen Perkins back Friday

    Hardball Talk "Twins closer Glen Perkins hasn’t made an appearance since September 1 due to a long-lingering back injury, but he made it through a 36-pitch bullpen session Wednesday without issue and he expects to be available out of the Minnesota bullpen for Friday’s series opener against the Angels." September 17

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Glen Perkins (back) played catch out to 90 feet today. First time he's thrown since Sept. 1. Previously did simulated throwing in pool.

  • Perkins' back issues force Twins to revise closer plan

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twins closer Glen Perkins walked slowly through the clubhouse Thursday and took his time as he lowered himself into a chair in front of his stall. He has a strained back and muscle spasms — and is sore about being sidelined during a postseason drive. “I irritated something,” Perkins said,..." September 04

  • Glen Perkins has back spasms, out indefinitely

    CBS Sports "The Twins are once again riding high, but they've gotten some bad news in front of a big road trip. All-Star closer Glen Perkins has a lingering back issue and that sounds pretty bad for the time being. Understatement alert: Having back issues to the point where it's tough to walk might make it..." September 03

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Glen Perkins can barely walk. He's baffled at how he ended up with a back spasms. Definitely not going on trip

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Molitor is optimistic Glen Perkins will be available tonight but won't return to closer role right away until he shows he's healthy

  • Twins closer Glen Perkins returns sooner than expected from neck injury

    Hardball Talk "After taking some time off and getting a cortisone injection for the bulging disc in his neck Twins closer Glen Perkins was expected to be available Tuesday, but instead he was out there pitching the 11th inning of a tie game Sunday afternoon. And he got the win. Perkins felt good enough..." August 24

  • Glen Perkins heads home for tests on ailing neck

    Twin Cities "Glen Perkins, the Twins’ three-time all-star closer, flew back to the Twin Cities on Tuesday and will undergo tests on his ailing neck Wednesday. Coming off a stretch of three straight outings for just the second time since June 2014, Perkins told Twins medical staff about his neck problem..." August 19

  • Twins' Perkins breaks franchise consecutive saves record

    The Score "Glen Perkins has cemented his name in the team record books. The Minnesota Twins closer broke the club record for consecutive saves with his 28th straight save Wednesday afternoon, surpassing Joe Nathan's record of 27 straight conversions from 2004." July 08

  • Getting work in, Perkins showing no rust "Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. Perkins, who missed time early in camp with a mild right oblique strain, made his fifth appearance of the..." March 26

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Hearing Glen Perkins has some nerve irritation and maybe a slight muscle strain. Doesn't appear to be serious. Story posted soon.

  • Twins closer Glen Perkins going for 'complete look' at pitching arm

    CBS Sports "The Twins have already been eliminated from postseason contention, so at this point they're just hoping to get through the rest of the season healthy. Unfortunately, closer Glen Perkins will be unavailable on Wednesday night not only because he is dealing with a nagging neck problem, but also..." September 17

  • Twins sign closer Glen Perkins to contract extension

    Hardball Talk "Glen Perkins was already under team control through 2015, with a team option for 2016, but the Twins and their 31-year-old closer have agreed to an extension that runs through at least 2017. Perkins is a Minnesota native who starred for the University of Minnesota and is very active in local..." March 15

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Closer Glen Perkins had right knee medial meniscus arthroscopic surgery on Oct 1 the Twins announced. He'll be ready for Spring Training.

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves scouted #Twins relievers over weekend. Would love to have Glen Perkins, but indications he's unavailable. LH Brian Duensing possible

  • Tigers Expected to Pursue Glen Perkins

    Sporting Sota "One thing the Minnesota Twins have struggled to find is good pitching, both on the front and back ends of the rotation and bullpen. They seem to have found a solid closer in Glen Perkins but Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan fully expects to field calls about Perkins as we near the trade..." June 17

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Glen Perkins threw today and felt fine. He's available out of the bullpen today after being out with soreness in his left side.

  • Appreciating Glen Perkins

    Twinkie Town "It hasn't been that long since a lot of Twins fans had written Glen Perkins off as a nice story that just wasn't going to work out. Hometown kid goes to the hometown university and gets drafted by the hometown team in the first round. Goes onto fame and fortune. Everyone wins. Fuzzy feelings and..." February 19

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