Former Twins closer Glen Perkins is now a free agent. The Twins have informed Perkins that they won’t pick up the 2018 option in his contract, a source said. That would have paid Perkins $6.5 million next year. Instead he’ll get a $700,000 buyout, and is free to sign with any team. Perkins had a rough couple of years with the Twins due to injuries. Perkins was cruising in mid-2015 and on his way to his third consecutive all-star game when the first injury struck, and really took a toll on his career.