Found May 11, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
As the Minnesota Twins prepare for the second game in their series at home with the Baltimore Orioles, they look to continue to parlay their good pitching fortunes, which currently has them 7th in the American League with 3.9 pitching WAR, with good news from both closer Glen Perkins and starter Cole DeVries regarding their injuries. Perkins, who was unavailable for last night's 9-6 loss against the Orioles due to left sided soreness, looks to return Saturday to a bullpen thinned down to four available pitchers last night, due to both minor bumps and bruises and heavy workloads. Perkins, who initially felt discomfort during his outing Thursday against the Boston Red Sox, currently ranks 7th in the American League with 8 saves, to go with an impressive 14.2 K/9 and 2.04 FIP. While the root of the soreness was not divulged, the description of Perkins' soreness is anatomically consistent with it arising from the oblique or intercostal muscles. With the starting rotation's ERA swollen from inconsistent outings from the likes of Vance Worley, Mike Pelfrey, and Pedro Fernandez, news of RHP Cole DeVries making his second rehab start with Class AA New Britain and on schedule to make one more minor league start before returning to the Twins is encouraging. Placed on the 15-day DL with forearm tightness, DeVries has yet to make a start for the parent club so far in 2013, but fared reasonably well in 2012, going 5-5 in 87.2 innings pitched over 16 games. One of the larger surprises in the American League this season by playing .500 ball and remaining competitive in the tough AL Central division, Minnesota will continue to lean heavily on the health and productivity of their pitching staff to keep them in games, given their anemic offense, which ranks 14th out of 15 AL teams in hits, home runs, and total bases. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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