Twins blank White Sox, 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins scored on a wild pitch to beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Friday night. Torii Hunter and Kennys Vargas each had two hits for Minnesota, which has won five of its last seven. Glen Perkins pitched a tense ninth inning for his seventh save. Chicago had runners on second and third with two outs in its last...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Perkins, impressive Fien leading strong Twins bullpen

A healthy Glen Perkins is a dominant Glen Perkins. The two time All-Star closer struggled in the second half of last season, posting a 4.84 ERA after the break before shutting himself down in mid-September with a forearm injury. Now healthy, Perkins is a perfect five-for-five in save appearances and is looking better than ever.  He has struck out eight batters while surrendering...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Recap: Minnesota Twins 4, Seattle Mariners 2

It was a cloudy day game today in Seattle, where the Twins took the 2nd of 3 games away from the Mariners, 4-2. The defensive hijinks of Saturday didn’t reappear, as the Mariners had a smooth defensive afternoon. Roenis Elias was promoted from Tacoma to start in place of the injured Iwakuma, and acquitted himself quite well. He threw 5.2 Innings of 2 run ball, getting 6 strikeouts...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Announce 25-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins announced their 25-man roster on Thursday night after their game against the Boston Red Sox. They will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Highlighting the final roster are newly acquired outfielder Torii Hunter, newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana, and Minnesota Natives Glen Perkins and Joe Mauer. One of the last cuts was catcher Josmil Pinto, who was...
Via Baseball Essential
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Preview - Throwers

I really don't want to do this.  The Twins' pitching has been horrible for years, and even though it might be a little bit better it's still bad and it's also boring.  I guess just dive right in?  Yeah ok.Opening day starter Phil Hughes should be the ace.  The Twins signed him prior to last season on the cheap, hoping he'd be a better pitcher getting out of Yankee Stadium and...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Perkins & Varvaro, Travis in Toronto, Dozier Ducks, much more

Glen Perkins and Anthony Varvaro have reverse splits – specifically with regard to allowing runners — for distinctly different reasons. The Twins southpaw attributes his to spatial relationships. The Red Sox righty points to a swinging gate. Before we get to their thoughts on the subject, let’s look at the numbers. Last season, left-handed batters […]
Via Fangraphs
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 3/22

Here is a summary of Minnesota Twins news from the last week:  Twins catcher Josmil Pinto suffered a concussion after being hit with three backswings during Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. “We’ll just see how he comes along, I talked to him this morning. He’s feeling OK, just not quite himself.” Manager Paul Molitor said according to the Pioneer Press...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Perkins returns in Twins split squad's loss to O's

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The Twins' closer retired the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning before Young homered to left. Perkins then struck out Orioles DH Nolan Reimold to end the inning...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Perkins returns from oblique strain

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The Twins' closer retired the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning before Young homered to left. Perkins then struck out Orioles DH Nolan Reimold to end the inning...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

2014 was another year to forget for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins finished in last place in the American League Central with a 70-92 record, their fourth consecutive 90-loss season. Things will look a little different in Minnesota this year, as the team hired Paul Molitor as its new manager in the offseason to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was fired after 13 seasons. Neil Allen was...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Saving Money on Closers

After the elite-tier options, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, and Kenley Jansen, are off the board, owners can find value with several Relief Pitchers in 2015. Owners will be able to buy these closers for $16-20 or draft them a few rounds after the elite options are off the board. View image | Steve Cishek's 39 saves in 2014 places him at the top of the...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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March 02, 2015  |  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...
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February 27, 2015  |  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
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 lines are extremely cheesy:"On a...
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February 14, 2015  |  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 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...
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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...
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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
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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...
October 15, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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