ST. PAUL, Minn. Throughout his entire seven-year major league career, Glen Perkins has known only one uniform: the red, white and blue of the Minnesota Twins. This March, though, Perkins will don another uniform of the same colors when he represents the United States in the World Baseball Classic.
Perkins, the Twins' 29-year-old closer, found out the news last Friday when he talked with former MLB manager and Team USA skipper Joe Torre. It will be Perkins' first time pitching for the United States.
"I thought there might have been a chance, but you never really know. There's so many good players, so I think to be considered and to obviously get a spot is an honor," Perkins said Tuesday during a stop on the Twins' Winter Caravan. "It's almost as high of an honor as I think you can get. It's going to be a lot of fun. I'm sure it's going to go fast. I'll try to enjoy it."
This year's World Baseball Classic begins in early March, meaning it will cut into teams' spring training schedu...