Glen Perkins 15 | Pitcher

Minnesota Twins

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Wed. Sep 17, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Perkins will undergo tests on his neck and shoulder and won't be available until Friday at the soonest, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Perkins' numbers had taken a dive since he returned from a stiff neck last weekend, with the left-hander blowing two saves and surrendering six runs over his last 2.1 innings. The Twins hope that a couple of days off will be all he needs to get over the issue, but there's a real possibility Perkins will end up being shut down for the season. If that's the case, Jared Burton looks like the top candidate to pick up saves for the Twins in the interim.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: The Twins are worried about Perkins' health and may shut him down for the season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "We just want him to be honest with us and not hurt himself," said manager Ron Gardenhire. Impact: Perkins has a 13.50 ERA in September and has battled a stiff neck most of the month. With the Twins eliminated from the playoff race, it would seem likely that Perkins may be shut down. Jared Burton would be the likely closer the final two weeks, but the Star Tribune suggests Michael Tonkin could be given a look.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: Perkins blew his seventh game of the season Tuesday but picked up his fourth win after the Twins walked off the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth. Impact: Perkins came in with a two-run cushion in the ninth inning, but then gave up a three-run homer to J.D. Martinez after giving up two hits. It's been a little dicey for Perkins in the ninth inning at times this season, but he still has a firm hold on the closer job in Minneapolis.(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Perkins returned from a stiff neck and promptly blew the save against the White Sox on Saturday, giving up a walk and a two-run home run to Dayan Viciedo while recording only one out. Impact: Perkins has now blown six saves this season, but he still maintains a respectable 3.17 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 65:11 K:BB ratio. It was his first time pitching in nine days after sitting out with neck stiffness.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Perkins (neck) will likely be available out of the Twins' bullpen Wednesday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: Perkins threw lightly Tuesday and reported no issues, so it appears he has recovered from his neck injury. He will sit out one more game so that he does not have to throw twice Tuesday, but he figures to be summoned from the bullpen Wednesday if the Twins need to protect a late lead.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Perkins is day to day with neck soreness that started bothering him Thursday night. Impact: An MRI Saturday revealed no structural damage or pinched nerves.(STATS, 8:36pm)
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Perkins (neck) is day-to-day after an MRI revealed no structural damage, Rhett Bollinger of reports. Impact: The Twins have no incentive to push Perkins back quickly, but he could be available to pitch as soon as Sunday if he continues to show signs of improvement.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 6, 2014
News: Perkins (neck) will not be available for Saturday's game and could miss further action as well, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Impact: Perkins is dealing with a sore neck, and manager Ron Gardenhire said it might be a few days until Perkins pitches next. The Twins are off Monday, so it seems likely that Perkins will sit out the entire weekend before being evaluated early next week.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Perkins wasn't available for Friday's loss to the Angels due to a stiff neck, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: The Twins could have used him in the one-run extra inning loss that featured nine Minnesota pitchers. He's day-to-day.(RotoWire, )
Glen Perkins
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 208  Age: 31
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 3/2/1983, St. Paul, Minnesota
College: Minnesota
Debut: 2006
Salary: $3,975,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury