current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#15 P | 6'0", 205 lbs. | Minnesota
Birth Date:March 2, 1983 (31 years old) Place of Birth:St. Paul, MN Hometown:Stillwater, MN
Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 2004 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by Minnesota in 2004 (1st round).
|Assets:||Can pitch to contact and be hard to hit against for left-handed hitters, but he's also become a strikeout pitcher after a move to the bullpen. Has found his big-league niche as a late-inning reliever.|
|Flaws:||Overall, he was a little too hittable as a starter, partly due to the fact he lacked command when using all of his pitches. As a reliever, he must avoid the big inning in order to thrive.|
|Career Potential:||Quality late-inning reliever.|
Movements & Injuries
|9/28/2014||Missed the last 11 regular season games (stiff neck).|
|9/17/2014||Stiff neck, day-to-day.|
|9/12/2014||Missed 6 games (stiff neck).|
|9/05/2014||Stiff neck, day-to-day.|
|6/19/2014||Missed 1 game (sore back).|
|6/18/2014||Sore back, day-to-day.|
|3/14/2014||Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a four-year contract extension.|
|5/12/2013||Missed 2 games (left side).|
|5/10/2013||Left side, day-to-day.|
|4/19/2012||Missed 3 games (forearm injury).|
|4/16/2012||Forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|3/08/2012||Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a three-year contract extension.|
|1/17/2012||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|9/07/2011||Missed 6 games (left forearm injury).|
|9/02/2011||Left forearm injury, day-to-day.|
|6/16/2011||Missed 22 games (oblique injury).|
|5/22/2011||Oblique injury, 15-day DL.|
|1/18/2011||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|9/06/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|8/28/2010||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|8/11/2010||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|3/31/2010||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|3/07/2010||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|9/01/2009||Missed 21 games (left shoulder injury).|
|9/01/2009||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|8/12/2009||Left shoulder injury, early September.|
|8/11/2009||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/27/2009||Missed 4 games (left shoulder injury).|
|7/23/2009||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|7/11/2009||Missed 3 games (flu).|
|6/16/2009||Missed 26 games (elbow injury).|
|5/19/2009||Elbow injury, early September.|
|5/09/2008||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|3/23/2008||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|2/27/2008||Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|9/11/2007||Missed 100 games (left shoulder injury).|
|5/22/2007||Left shoulder injury, 15-day DL.|
|4/12/2007||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|3/24/2007||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|3/02/2007||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|9/17/2006||Contract purchased from Rochester (AAA).|
|3/12/2006||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|6/28/2004||Signed by the Minnesota Twins.|
|6/07/2004||Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round in 2004.|
Twins closer Glen Perkins will not pitch for the remainder of the 2014 season due to a left forearm strain and nerve irritation in his left elbow according to MLB.com | 09/19/2014 8:47 PM
NewsTwins closer Glen Perkins will not pitch for the remainder of the 2014 season due to a left forearm strain and nerve irritation in his left elbow according to MLB.com
ImpactOn a positive note, an MRI revealed no damage to his UCL. He will participate in an offseason strengthening program, and is expected to be ready to go by spring training.
Twins closer Glen Perkins is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland due to a sore neck. | 09/09/2014 10:22 AM
NewsTwins closer Glen Perkins is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cleveland due to a sore neck.
ImpactPerkins had an MRI which showed no structural damage, but hasn't pitched since Sept. 4. He's 3-2 with 33 saves and a 2.88 ERA. Jared Burton is likely the closing option if Perkins isn't ready to go.
Perkins earns 21st save, Twins top Mariners | 07/09/2014 12:56 AM
NewsGlen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 21st save in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
ImpactThe All-Star left-hander sports a so-so 3.13 ERA, but he's pitched better than that in accruing a 48/7 K/BB rate and 1.07 WHIP in 37 1/3 innings. Perkins has converted 21-of-24 save opportunities. He hasn't quite been a top 10 fantasy closer, but pitching up to his peripherals in the second half will get him there.
Perkins notches save against White Sox | 06/21/2014 5:29 PM
NewsGlen Perkins survived a shaky ninth inning Saturday to notch a save against the White Sox.
ImpactAfter blowing a save on Friday, Perkins entered Saturday's game in the ninth inning with a two-run lead before he gave up a leadoff triple to Adam Eaton and a sacrifice fly to Gordon Beckham. Paul Konerko followed with a single, but Perkins buckled down to strike out Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn swinging to end it. The 31-year-old is now 19-for-22 in save chances to go along with a 3.34 ERA and 42/6 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings.
Perkins blows save against Chicago | 06/20/2014 11:41 PM
NewsGlen Perkins allowed two runs in the ninth inning on Friday.
ImpactPerkins was brought in to try to hold a 4-2 lead against the White Sox on Friday, but allowed an RBI single to Paul Konerko and an RBI double to Adam Eaton. It was Perkins' third blown save this season. Perkins managed to pick up the win, though, as Brian Dozier saved his bacon with a walk-off RBI single. Perkins has eighteen saves in 21 opportunities and sports an ERA of 3.16 to go with a WHIP of 1.12.
Perkins returns, picks up 18th save vs ChiSox | 06/20/2014 1:07 AM
NewsGlen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 18th save in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
ImpactPerkins had been dealing with a sore back and hadn't pitched in a week. He showed a bit of rust, falling behind his first batter 3-0, but battled back and was able to close out the ballgame without much of a problem. Perkins has a 2.67 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a 40/5 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings on the season.
Perkins (back) will be available Thursday | 06/19/2014 6:33 PM
NewsTwins manager Ron Gardenhire said that he expects to have Glen Perkins (back) available Thursday "unless he suffers some type of setback" while throwing pre-game.
Brian Murphy on Twitter
ImpactPerkins was unavailable to pitch in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox due to a sore back, but it was obviously a minor issue. The Twins' closer holds a 2.76 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 17 saves on the season.
Perkins was out with sore back Wednesday | 06/18/2014 4:39 PM
NewsGlen Perkins was unavailable to pitch in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox due to a sore back.
Rhett Bollinger on Twitter
ImpactThe Twins' closer hopes to be available Thursday. He has a 2.76 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 17 saves on the season.
Glen Perkins slams the door on Tigers | 06/13/2014 10:36 PM
NewsGlen Perkins slammed the door on the Tigers on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a two-run advantage.
ImpactHe did surrender a two-out double to Nick Castellanos, but no damage was done. He remains one of the most reliable closing options in the league, compiling a 2.76 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 39/5 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings while converting 17 of his 19 save opportunities.
Perkins allows run but closes out Brewers | 06/04/2014 12:02 AM
NewsGlen Perkins allowed a run without giving up a hit but escaped with his 15th save of the season on Tuesday.
ImpactPerkins uncharacteristically walked Rickie Weeks and Jean Segura to lead off the ninth, and Weeks came around to score on a Ryan Braun groundout. The run allowed was his first since May 15, and Perkins owns a 3.20 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with a 34/5 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings this year.
Glen Perkins slams the door on Mariners | 05/16/2014 11:03 PM
NewsGlen Perkins slammed the door on the Mariners in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run lead and securing his 11th save of the season.
ImpactHe had a bit of trouble, allowing the tying run to get to third base with just one out, but battled back to get Corey Hart and Justin Smoak to end the evening without any damage. He's been terrific in the early going, posting a 3.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 28/3 K/BB ratio in his first 17 1/3 innings.
Glen Perkins gets four-out save | 05/11/2014 4:36 PM
NewsGlen Perkins retired all four batters he faced to nail down his 10th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
ImpactPerkins had been set for a conventional three-out save but had to come on with two outs in the eighth after Casey Fien was smoked with a comebacker. He retired the Tigers with ease on just 11 pitches. Perkins holds a 3.31 ERA while converting 10 straight save chances since blowing his first opportunity of the season.
Glen Perkins escapes with his ninth save | 05/09/2014 10:57 PM
NewsGlen Perkins surrendered a run against the Tigers in the ninth inning on Friday, but managed to escape with his ninth save of the season.
ImpactPerkins allowed a leadoff double to Austin Jackson, and a run-scoring out-out double to Alex Avila to cut the Twins lead in half. He battled back nicely though, retiring J.D. Martinez and fanning Rajai Davis to end the night. He's been a rock at the back of the Twins bullpen thus far, compiling a 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 23/3 K/BB ratio over his first 15 innings.
Perkins serves up homer, escapes with save | 04/26/2014 7:24 PM
NewsGlen Perkins served up a solo homer to Victor Martinez on Saturday, but escaped with the lead intact and his sixth save of the season.
ImpactPerkins entered with a three-run lead that was quickly cut to two after the Martinez homer. An Austin Jackson double brought the tying run to the plate, but Perkins was able to bear down and get out of the inning without any further damage. He has now converted six of his first seven save chances to go along with a 4.09 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 16/3 K/BB ratio in his first 11 innings.
Perkins picks up fourth save in extra innings | 04/24/2014 12:22 AM
NewsGlen Perkins picked up his fourth save with a perfect 12th inning as the Twins defeated the Rays 6-4 on Wednesday.
ImpactPerkins had no issue getting through the Rays' 4-5-6 hitters, getting a weak fly ball, a ground ball, and a strike out for his fourth save. He has a 4.00 ERA on the season, but hasn't allowed a run in his last six appearances.
Perkins notches third save in Twins' 4-3 win | 04/13/2014 5:27 PM
NewsGlen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save of the season, closing out the Twins' 4-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.
ImpactPerkins struck out Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez before getting Mike Moustakas to fly out to end the game. After blowing his first save opportunity of the season and allowing runs in two of his first three appearances, Perkins has now thrown three straight scoreless innings.
Glen Perkins converts second save | 04/06/2014 5:16 PM
NewsGlen Perkins nailed down his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Indians.
ImpactPerkins faced no resistance while protecting a three-run lead, getting a flyout, a popout and strikeout to close things out. The left-hander has given up two runs in two of his four appearances so far, with one of them resulting in a blown save. However, his stuff has looked just fine and we're confident he'll be a rock-solid ninth inning man for Minnesota this season.
Glen Perkins takes blown save | 04/02/2014 6:42 PM
NewsGlen Perkins took a blown save after giving up two runs and three hits in the ninth Wednesday versus the White Sox.
ImpactThe tying run scored on a botched play, but the run was declared earned anyway. All three hits Perkins allowed were singles, and he was able to preserve the tie after the misplay. He's one of the AL's most secure closers.
Twins extend closer Glen Perkins through 2017 | 03/14/2014 3:01 PM
NewsTwins signed LHP Glen Perkins to a four-year, $21.475 million contract extension.
ImpactPerkins was already under team control through 2016, but they've reworked his deal. He'll make $21.475 million through 2017, and the Twins will also have a $6.5 million option for 2018. The left-hander has been dominant the last three seasons since being moved to the bullpen full-time, posting a 2.45 ERA with 220 strikeouts over 194 2/3 innings.
Perkins (knee) already throwing off mound | 02/05/2014 9:18 PM
NewsGlen Perkins (knee) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since surgery, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Mike Berardino on Twitter
ImpactPerkins said his "(right) knee is rounding into shape" in advance of spring training, per Berardino. The left-hander underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee October 1, and he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season. Perkins will throw off a mound again Friday and twice more next week before Twins camp opens February 17. Given a chance to close last season, the 30-year-old saved 36 games and put up a 2.30 ERA in 62 2/3 innings and is the clear-cut closer in Minnesota heading into 2014.
Glen Perkins had arthroscopic knee surgery | 10/22/2013 11:14 AM
NewsGlen Perkins underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on October 1.
Tyler Mason on Twitter
ImpactHe's expected to be ready for spring training. Perkins enjoyed a breakthrough season in the closer role for the Twins this year, posting a 2.30 ERA and 77/15 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings while going 36-for-40 in save chances.
Perkins earns his 35th save of the season | 09/15/2013 6:08 PM
NewsGlen Perkins notched his 35th save by tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Rays on Sunday.
ImpactPerkins' 1-2-3 inning began with a strikeout. It's only his second perfect frame of the month. Perkins entered the day with a 5.40 ERA in September, but all the runs he's allowed came via a three-run Brandon Barnes homer. Perkins is 35-for-39 in save conversions to go with a 2.45 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 73/13 K/BB ratio over 58 outings.
Perkins earns 32nd save of the season | 09/01/2013 6:15 PM
NewsGlen Perkins notched his 32nd save by tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday.
ImpactThe left-hander struck out two. Perkins accrued a 3.09 ERA in August, his worst month since April. He struggled at the beginning of last month, but Perkins has now strung together six straight scoreless appearances. He boasts a 2.18 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
Perkins struggling a bit in August (3.72 ERA) | 08/24/2013 4:32 PM
NewsGlen Perkins hasn't been as dominant in August, posting a 3.72 ERA over 9 2/3 innings this month.
ImpactDamage inflicted upon Perkins hasn't hurt the Twins much this month, as he's 5-for-5 in save conversions and hasn't suffered a loss. Three August runs allowed by Perkins have come in Minnesota wins, and the other came over 1 2/3 innings in a one-run, extra-innings loss to the Indians on August 14 (Perkins allowed a run in the top of the 10th and the Twins scored in the bottom half of the frame; Cleveland won 9-8 in the 12th). Perkins is 2-0 with 30 saves and a 2.31 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 50 appearances.
Glen Perkins slams door on White Sox | 08/09/2013 11:41 PM
NewsGlen Perkins slammed the door on the White Sox in the 10th inning on Saturday, protecting a one-run lead and earning his 28th save of the season.
ImpactPerkins started the inning by hitting Avisail Garcia, but was able to get the next three hitters and strand Garcia at third to end the ballgame. He's been lights-out at the end of the Twins bullpen this season, posting a 2.35 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 56/10 K/BB ratio in his 46 innings while converting 28 of his 31 save chances.
Perkins earns 27th save of the season | 08/04/2013 8:03 PM
NewsGlen Perkins earned his 27th save by tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros on Sunday.
ImpactHe allowed a single and struck out a batter. Perkins was one of Minnesota's only valuable trade assets at the deadline, but the Twins elected to hang onto their closer. The left-hander is signed cheaply through 2016 and boasts a 2.05 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He's 27-for-30 in save conversions.
Report: Twins won't trade RP Perkins | 07/31/2013 2:08 PM
NewsThe Twins will not trade Glen Perkins, according to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactThe team is receiving plenty of interest in the left-hander, but they aren't motivated to move him, according to the report. Perkins has been one of baseball's most dominant closers in 2013 and is signed to an affordable deal long-term. The Twins are also fielding calls on Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham, who is on the disabled list and won't return until mid-August.
Perkins expected to get day off Wednesday | 07/24/2013 2:54 PM
NewsGlen Perkins is expected to get the day off Wednesday.
LaVelle E. Neal III on Twitter
ImpactPerkins has thrown 55 pitches over the past two days, so he needs a breather. Casey Fien is also expected to get the day off, so Jared Burton would likely be used in a save opportunity.
Perkins walks three, blows his third save | 07/24/2013 1:53 AM
NewsGlen Perkins blew his third save of the season by walking three and allowing a run in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Angels.
ImpactOnly 14 of Perkins' 29 pitches were strikes in the ugly outing that could have been uglier. Perkins walked in a run to tie the game 3-3, but he next coaxed an inning-ending double play ball from J.B. Shuck. Perkins (1.85 ERA) was bailed out from culpability when fellow closer Ernesto Frieri one-upped the lefty's meltdown, allowing five runs in the 10th. Due to one of baseball's more arcane rules, Perkins was gifted with the victory.
Perkins earns 22nd save of the season. | 07/19/2013 11:58 PM
NewsGlen Perkins struck out a batter in a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Indians to earn his 22nd save of the season.
ImpactRemarkably, this evening's victory was Minnesota's first on a Friday all season. Perkins is seventh in the AL in saves to go with a 1.77 ERA and 0.79 WHIP. The Twins may deal the left-hander later this month, but they'll have to be bowled over by an offer to do so. Perkins is making just $2.5 million this season and is due a relative pittance of $3.75 million in 2014 and 2015. The Twins additionally hold a $4.5 million club option on Perkins in 2016.
Twins expected to hang on to Glen Perkins | 07/18/2013 7:52 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Twins "don't paint it as especially likely" that the team will trade Glen Perkins.
ImpactIt's no surprise that the All-Star closer has drawn interest, but, given his contract, the Twins have little incentive to trade him until they're blown away with an offer. Perkins is making just $2.5 million this season and is due a very reasonable $3.75 in 2014 and 2015 before a $4.5 million club option in 2016.
Glen Perkins notches 21st save of season | 07/13/2013 4:05 PM
NewsGlen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Yankees for his 21st save of the season.
ImpactThe Twins haven't won many ballgames recently, so this was his first save since way back on June 27. Perkins gave up an infield single from Zoilo Almonte to begin the ninth, but retired the next three batters without incident. The southpaw now owns an excellent 1.87 ERA and 45/7 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings this season.
Perkins hasn't allowed a run since May 28 | 07/11/2013 12:05 AM
NewsGlen Perkins hasn't allowed a run since May 28.
ImpactA first-time All-Star in 2013, Perkins owns a stellar 1.93 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 45/7 K/BB rate over 32 2/3 innings. He's ninth in the American League with 20 saves. Perkins remains underrated and undervalued in many fantasy leagues.
Perkins earns 16th save as Twins beat Tigers | 06/15/2013 10:24 PM
NewsGlen Perkins tallied his 16th save of 2013 in the Twins' win over the Tigers on Saturday night.
ImpactPerkins pitched a perfect ninth inning, retiring all three batters he faced. He has a stellar 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 36/6 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings this season.
Perkins slams door on Nats to earn 13th save | 06/08/2013 7:57 PM
NewsGlen Perkins slammed the door on the Nationals in the 11th inning on Saturday, protecting a one-run lead and earning his 13th save of the season.
ImpactPerkins did allow a two-out single to Ian Desmond to put the tying run on base, but he dispatched Anthony Rendon on a fly out to end the game. Perkins has now converted 13-of-15 save chances on the season while posting a 2.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 34/6 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings. He's a very solid closer and remains undervalued in many fantasy leagues.
Perkins bounces back for 11th save Wednesday | 05/30/2013 12:21 AM
NewsGlen Perkins rebounded from a blown save on Tuesday night to notch his 11th save against the Brewers on Wednesday.
ImpactPerkins clearly didn't let the blown save get him down, as he came back 24 hours later to close out the Brewers for his 11th save in 13 chances. The left-hander did it while striking out two batters, another positive sign for Perkins owners. Tuesday's hiccup was just that, a hiccup. He'll be fine.
Perkins blows 2nd save of season vs. Brewers | 05/29/2013 1:01 AM
NewsGlen Perkins blew his second save of the season Tuesday, allowing a run on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman against the Brewers.
ImpactPerkins put the winning run on with a hit-by-pitch, illustrating the left-hander's struggles on the night. The blown save was Perkins' second in his last four appearances, but he's still converted 10-of-12 opportunities on the year. He's locked in as the Twins' closer, and it'll take more than a couple rough outings to change that.
Glen Perkins blows first save of 2013 | 05/22/2013 4:33 AM
NewsGlen Perkins blew his first save of the season in Tuesday's 5-4, extra-innings loss to the Braves.
ImpactMinnesota is having about as much success in Atlanta as they did during the 1991 World Series. Perkins was summoned in the ninth inning and recorded two quick outs before Evan Gattis blasted a 412-foot bomb over the left-field fence. The 30-year-old lefty remains a lighthouse in the dark night that is Minnesota's pitching corps. Perkins saved 16 games last year while registering a 2.56 ERA and now has eight saves, a 3.45 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 25/5 K/BB rate over 16 appearances in 2013.
Perkins (side) expected to pitch Wednesday | 05/15/2013 1:39 PM
NewsTwins manager Ron Gardenhire expects to use Glen Perkins (side) in Wednesday's game.
Mike Berardino on Twitter
ImpactPerkins hasn't pitched since last Thursday due to soreness in his left side, but it's no longer an issue. It appears that he'll get some work in regardless of the score.
Perkins (side) cleared for return to action | 05/12/2013 12:09 PM
NewsGlen Perkins (side) will be available out of the Twins' bullpen Sunday after throwing a bullpen session with no issues.
Rhett Bollinger on Twitter
ImpactPerkins had been unavailable the last two days due to soreness in his left side. He missed out on a save chance Saturday but will get the ball in the ninth inning Sunday if it's a save situation.
Glen Perkins (side) unavailable on Friday | 05/10/2013 8:00 PM
NewsGlen Perkins is unavailable on Friday due to soreness in his left side.
Rhett Bollinger onTwitter
ImpactThe 30-year-old lefty has pitched fairly well to this point in the season, posting a 3.55 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 20/5 K/BB ratio through his first 12 2/3 innings while converting all eight of his save chances. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jared Burton would likely draw any save chances while Perkins is out.
Glen Perkins tallies fourth save in win | 04/20/2013 6:55 PM
NewsGlen Perkins tallied his fourth save Saturday in the Twins' 2-1 extra-innings win over the White Sox.
ImpactPerkins struck out two of the three batters he faced and now has a cool 3.18 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio through 5 2/3 innings this season. The Twins aren't going to win a ton of games this year, but the 30-year-old left-hander should remain a fine fantasy closer.
Perkins gets third save in win over Angels | 04/16/2013 11:53 PM
NewsGlen Perkins recorded his third save of the season Tuesday in the Twins' defeat of the Angels.
ImpactPerkins served up a two-run double to Mike Trout with two outs in the ninth inning, but those runs were charged to Anthony Swarzak. The Minnesota closer has a 3.86 ERA and 0.86 WHIP through 4 2/3 innings this season. He should remain a solid fantasy option all year.
Perkins earns second save with perfect ninth | 04/07/2013 4:41 PM
NewsGlen Perkins earned his second save of the season Sunday in the Twins' 4-3 victory over the Orioles.
ImpactPerkins worked a perfect ninth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The Minnestoa closer has not allowed a hit in three innings this season and should be a fine fantasy option throughout the summer.
Glen Perkins notches first save of 2013 | 04/06/2013 10:38 PM
NewsGlen Perkins worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday to pick up his first save of the season.
ImpactThe Twins closer saved 16 games last year while registering a 2.56 ERA. The 30-year-old has been very good since becoming a full-time reliever after the 2010 season. He doesn't get a lot of fanfare, but he's a solid option for saves and WHIP.
Glen Perkins throws scoreless inning | 03/23/2013 5:34 PM
NewsGlen Perkins worked a scoreless inning Saturday as the Twins topped the Rays 6-5.
ImpactPerkins struggled during the World Baseball Classic, but he's fanned six in 4 1/3 innings during Grapefruit League play. He's the Twins' closer, and he's likely to be a darn good one.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||1.1||at Det||May 11||2.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||3||2 times-last: at Tex||last: Jun 29||3|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||151||2008 (Min)|
|Games Started||26||2008 (Min)|
|Hits Allowed||183||2008 (Min)|
|Runs Allowed||81||2008 (Min)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||74||2008 (Min)|
|Home Runs Allowed||25||2008 (Min)|
|Earned Run Average||2.30*||2013 (Min)|