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GLEN PERKINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Perkins helps save much-needed victory for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not much has come easy for the Minnesota Twins this season. The ninth inning of Sunday's game against Chicago was no exception. After the Twins came back to take a lead in the seventh inning, the White Sox scored once in the eighth to cut Minnesota's lead to one. Yet even with All-Star closer Glen Perkins in to pitch the ninth, things got dicey for the Twins...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins, Suzuki honored to be part of Jeter's final All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins isn't much of an autograph hound. So despite the fact that he was briefly teammates with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in Jeter's 14th and final All-Star Game, Perkins didn't bother asking "The Captain" to sign anything for him. Just being on the same team with Jeter, if only for a night, was memorable enough for the Twins closer...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Game provides unforgettable finish for Perkins, Suzuki

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is how they dreamed it would happen. With the American League leading 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth inning in Tuesday's All-Star Game, neither Glen Perkins nor Kurt Suzuki had taken the field yet. AL manager John Farrell purposely saved the two Minnesota Twins representatives for the end. Out jogged Perkins, accompanied by the familiar strains of ...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins have two all stars, are depressing.

The Twins and the state of Minnesota are hosting the 2014 All Star game, and that may or may not be leading to their receiving 2 players making the All Star Team, which was announced tonight. Glen Perkins, despite his ERA, is having one of his best seasons, if not THE best season of his career. He is striking out 12 per 9 innings, walking fewer and inducing more ground balls. His...
Via The Rhino and Compass
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins players bobble heads like bobbleheads in odd commercial

The Minnesota Twins organization have developed a great reputation for coming up with creative, offbeat and quirky commercials over the years that have raised the bar for MLB teams when it comes to putting out immensely entertaining promotional spots (see here and here and here for a primer). The team’s most recent commercial promoting […] The post Twins players shake heads like...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Relief pitching doing their work

As the starting pitching rotation continues to find its groove for the Minnesota Twins, some relievers have stepped up to help keep the game under control. Casey Fien, Brian Duensing and Glen Perkins have all settled into their respective roles as relievers and have pitched fairly well against opposing teams.   Casey Fien In 21 game appearances, Fien has a 3-1 record and a 1.80...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins nail down Perkins until '17

Glen PerkinsThe Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a multi-year contract extension worth $21.5 million. The deal is good through the 2017 season with an option for 2018. Perkins has been successful since his move to the closer role in 2012 and saved 36 games for the Twins in 2013 with an ERA of 2.30. A Stillwater native, he's another hometown boy on the squad along with Mauer...
Via High Cheez
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

This round's on me: Glen Perkins hooks up Twins fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- The rain delay at Target Field on Saturday night lasted exactly two hours and four minutes. Plenty of time for the Twins' closer to express his gratitude toward a group of fans for riding it out. At some point during a respite that drove many fans away from an already-thin contingent -- Minnesota trailed 4-0 after 3 innings when the tarps first came out -- Glen...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Perkins honored to get WBC nod

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...
Via Fox Sports North
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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