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The Minnesota Twins need Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has been a victim of “the injury” in 2016. Minnesota has seen the effects of not having their 10-year veteran. Perkins will have season-ending surgery (Star Tribune) in the next seven to ten days to repair the labrum in his pitching shoulder. The injury comes as yet another unfortunate blow to the Twins 2016 season. Perkins’ injury came...
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins to have season-ending shoulder surgery

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins will miss the rest of the season because of a persistent left shoulder injury that will require surgery.Manager Paul Molitor confirmed before the game Thursday night that Perkins won't pitch again until 2017. The three-time All-Star appeared in only two games before landing on the disabled list because of what was diagnosed then...
Via Associated Press
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins closer Glen Perkins to miss rest of 2016

The 2016 season is only getting worse for the Minnesota Twins, as closer Glen Perkins will miss the remainder of the year. The three-time all-star will be kept out of action because of a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems. “The diagnosis comes after Perkins underwent another Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam this week and received another opinion on his ailing left shoulder...
Via Sportsnaut
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Gopher Glen Perkins gifts baseball team PS4 after Twitter request

Glen Perkins honored a request on Twitter from a Minnesota Gophers baseball player by gifting the team a PS4 for its new clubhouse. Being a former Golden Gopher himself, the Minnesota Twins closer notified the team that it would indeed have the the new gaming system soon enough. Gophers ballplayer Ben Humpert issued a tweet to Perkins’ attention asking for a PS4. @glenperkins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

By Jason Rowan Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star break. Since being named to the AL All-Star roster, the quality of Perkins’ performances have dropped off dramatically, as the pitcher has blown two saves and found himself on the hook for two losses in his past five...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins closer: Royals can thank me later for home-field advantage

The Kansas City Royals owe it all to Glen Perkins. OK, maybe the Minnesota Twins closer didn’t have that much to do with Kansas City’s four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Central Series, but he’s technically the reason the Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series when they take on either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins eagerly awaits All-Star opportunity in front of home crowd

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins was on pins and needles. The Twins closer knew he was having a good first half of the 2014 season. But was it All-Star worthy? Perkins sure hoped so, especially given the location of this year's All-Star Game. Of course, the midsummer classic is not only held in Perkins' home park, but it's in the same state he grew up in. The Stillwater native idolized...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins hopes to represent home state in All-Star Game

Glen Perkins knows there's a chance, but he tries not to think about it. One year after making his first career All-Star Game, the Twins closer could be in line to make a return trip this season. That would be extra special for the Stillwater, Minn., native to play in the midsummer classic in his home state and his home ballpark. But with more than a month to go before the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports North
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins raises money to 'strikeout cancer' to help Gophers pitching coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins has known Todd Oakes for years, but it wasn't until Perkins became a professional baseball player that his relationship with the Golden Gophers pitching coach truly grew. Oakes helped Perkins become the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and a first-round draft pick during his time at the University of Minnesota. Once Perkins moved on to a career with the Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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