GLEN PERKINS NEWS

Don't get schooled: Perkins hopes to pitch well against old college team

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There's usually not much pressure in a spring training exhibition game, but don't try telling that to Glen Perkins. The Twins closer will pitch one inning in Wednesday's exhibition against the University of Minnesota, his former college team. Despite being a two-time All-Star, Perkins remains a bit uneasy about facing college hitters. On one hand, he doesn't want...
Via Fox Sports North
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Settled with Twins, Perkins has 'zero desire' to leave

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it. ''I won't go anywhere else. Not at this point. I've been home my whole life, and I would rather try to win here and never win than go somewhere else just to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Fantasy Preview

Spring Training games are right around the corner with pitchers and catcher reporting to camp this week; baseball is back. Fantasy baseball is back too and fans from all over the country will be drafting their teams in the coming weeks with hopes of winning their league championship this year, bragging rights over their friends and possibly a few bucks too! The Minnesota Twins are...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins deliver incredibly cheesy pickup lines for Valentine's Day (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Some Minnesota Twins players were brought together to get their fans into the Valentine's Day spirit by delivering some of the most incredibly cheesy pickup lines you will ever hear.Brian Dozier, Torii Hunter, Trevor May, Trevor Plouffe, Kurt Suzuki, Caleb Thielbar and Glen Perkins take part, and they're clearly having fun with it. And the pickup...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Glen Perkins Ready To Anchor Twins Bullpen

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins is “fully recovered” from a forearm injury that ended his season early last September and the 31-year old lefty will be ready for Spring Training, according to MLB.com. Perkins, who was named to his second straight All-Star team last summer, was shut down for the final two weeks of last season after suffering a strain and nerve irritation...
Via Baseball Essential
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #194: Glen Perkins | RP | MIN

Closers are probably my least favorite position to rank. Not because they aren’t important, but mostly because there’ss a ton of changeover every year. Who will lose there job? Who will get hurt? Who will emerge? These are all good questions but nearly impossible to answer with any sort of real confidence or accuracy. Outside the uber-elite, so much of a reliever’s end-of...
Via Baseball Professor
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stars excited by Molitor hire, say he's great fit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins is excited to have another Golden Gopher on board. Joe Mauer gladly welcomes a fellow Cretin-Derham Hall alumni. But both Minnesota Twins players were looking forward to more than just those school ties when Paul Molitor was introduced as the next manager of the Twins on Tuesday. They, as well as others in Minnesota's clubhouse, have expressed a high level...
Via Fox Sports North
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance

Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance, tweets they can thank him later. I gave the Royals home field advantage with my save in ASG. They can thank me later.— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) October 15, 2014Funny stuff. Almost as funny as the fact that the ASG is giving KC home field advantage.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
October 16, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher sends funny tweet to Royals

Twins closer Glen Perkins was happy for the Kansas City Royals after the Royals managed... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Twins closer shut down for season

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Friday, Sept. 19.  Top Stories: Twins closer Glen Perkins will be shut down for the rest of the year but ultimately received...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins' 2014 season is over. The Twins announced Friday that they're shutting down their All-Star closer for the final 10 games. Perkins was diagnosed with left forearm inflammation as well as secondary nerve irritation in his arm. It was noted by general manager Terry Ryan and team doctor John Steubs that there was no structural damage found in Perkins' arm...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hot take from Ohio

Glen Perkins is on the shelf while getting his entire arm MRI’d. I’m not sure that is a verb. Anyway, the Twins find themselves without a closer for the remainder of the season, There has been some speculation as to who the Twins will use in that role for the remainder of the season. Michael Tonkin? Anthony Swarzak? Lester Oliiveros? Here’s my opinion. Are you ready? Here...
Via The Rhino and Compass
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Wednesday: Twins make Chattanooga new Double-A affiliate

MINNEAPOLIS -- After 20 years, the Minnesota Twins officially ended their partnership with Double-A affiliate New Britain. The team announced Wednesday that the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League will become the Twins' new Double-A affiliate after signing a four-year player development agreement. The Lookouts recently served as the Double-A club for the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports North
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Professor: 1st Annual LVP Awards

In Episode 136, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: LVP (Least Valuable Player) awards are handed out for each position Who’s crotch Jonathan Papelbon grabbed, and whether it is Ken Giles time...
Via Baseball Professor
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Perkins nominated for prestigious Clemente Award

MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't until a few years ago when Glen Perkins truly felt he could give back to the community in the way he wanted. There were plenty of question marks early in Perkins' career as he moved from a starting pitcher to a reliever, bouncing between the majors and minors along the way. But once Perkins, now a two-time All-Star closer, established himself with the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Doubleheader unkind to Twins again

Glen Perkins was on the mound for the first time since Sept. 4 and the Minnesota Twins were looking for some relief after playing doubleheaders in two of the past three days. Instead, Minnesota left with another deflating sweep. Perkins was faced with the heart of the Chicago White Sox order, which came through again as Chicago swept a doubleheader Saturday with a 7-6 win in the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Burton fills in capably as closer

Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins was once again unavailable Tuesday in Cleveland due to a stiff neck. Minnesota hasn't needed him in a save situation, though, for several days after losing four straight to the Angels. Hanging onto a one-run lead late in Tuesday's series opener against the Indians, Minnesota needed someone to fill Perkins' shoes in a save situation in the ninth...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Nathan & Perkins, McHugh, Norris Debut, Rowdy Tellez, Giants’ Arroyo

Joe Nathan and Glen Perkins agree that closers could earn more multiple-inning saves and throw more overall innings. But they don’t necessarily feel they should, and they certainly don’t see it happening. Once upon a time, it wasn’t all that uncommon for a team’s top bullpen arm to log a lot of action. Notable examples […]
Via Fangraphs
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Santana leaves game with back injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center fielder Danny Santana left Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels because of a strained left lower back. Santana was hurt in the second inning when he tried to throw out David Freese at home plate on C.J. Cron's run-scoring single that put the Angels ahead 2-0. Chris Parmelee replaced Santana's place. Santana is hitting .320 - second...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers taking one step up, two steps back in race with Royals

With a full month remaining in the 2014 season, two individual games likely won’t have decided the AL Central. But if the Royals end up winning the division and the Tigers either settle for the wild card — or worse, miss the postseason entirely — it’s possible we could look at this last week of August and realize the race may have been determined here. After losing two in...
Via The Outside Corner
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers taking one step up, two steps back in race with Royals

With a full month remaining in the 2014 season, two individual games likely won’t have decided the AL Central. But if the Royals end up winning the division and the Tigers either settle for the wild card — or worse, miss the postseason entirely — it’s possible we could look at this last week of August and realize the race may have been determined here. After losing two in...
Via Bloguin Best
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Tigers can’t pull away

The Detroit Tigers are obviously having a great year, and have dominated the AL Central from nearly wire to wire. But it’s August 7th, and their lead over the Royals is just 3.5 games. Somehow, the Tigers haven’t been able to pull away and coast to the division crown quite yet. In the second half, the Tigers are just 9-11, compared to 11-7 for the Royals. The Royals won’t have...
Via Bloguin Best
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Tigers can’t pull away

The Detroit Tigers are obviously having a great year, and have dominated the AL Central from nearly wire to wire. But it’s August 7th, and their lead over the Royals is just 3.5 games. Somehow, the Tigers haven’t been able to pull away and coast to the division crown quite yet. In the second half, the Tigers are just 9-11, compared to 11-7 for the Royals. The Royals won’t have...
Via The Outside Corner
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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