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Twins closer Glen Perkins going for 'complete look' at pitching arm

The Twins have already been eliminated from postseason contention, so at this point they're just hoping to get through the rest of the season healthy. Unfortunately, closer Glen Perkins will be unavailable on Wednesday night not only because he is dealing with a nagging neck problem, but also because he is having his left arm checked out. Perkins, 31, recently missed about a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting the last chance to celebrate. Aaron Hicks, down to a 3-and-2 count and two outs, beat out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  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
19 hours ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Danny Santana, Glen Perkins

The Minnesota Twins are hoping to get center fielder Danny Santana and closer Glen Perkins back in the next few days, reports Rhett Bollingerof MLB.com:#453504708 / gettyimages.comSantana suffered a lower back strain while making a throw from center field in the second inning of Saturday’s game and was held out of the lineup on Sunday. Manager Ron Gardenhire said it was just...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Glen Perkins unavailable with stiff neck

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday by the score of 8-5. The Twins' bullpen allowed five runs over the last two innings to fall to 61-81 on the season. The Twins were without closer Glen Perkins for the second straight game due to a stiff neck. Jared Burton, who took over the closer's role, allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning to get the loss...
Via MLB Injury News
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Allowing hit in ninth finally burns Perkins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins had been playing with fire lately, but it wasn't until Wednesday that he finally got burned. In each of his last six outings, the left-hander allowed at least one baserunner in the ninth inning. While he got the save in five of those games -- the other was a lopsided Minnesota loss -- he made things interesting, if at least for a brief...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins monthly recap: July

Throughout the season, we'll take a look back at the month that was for the Minnesota Twins. Today marks the fourth installment, looking at a disappointing July that resulted in a few trades prior to Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. June record: 11-15 Tyler Mason's player of the month: C Kurt Suzuki, .329 average, 10 RBI, 5 doubles July was a big month for Suzuki...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
July 27, 2014  |  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
July 16, 2014  |  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
July 16, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2014  |  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
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins, Suzuki staying home to represent Twins at All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Another year, another Minnesota Twins catcher in the All-Star Game -- only this time it's not Joe Mauer. Kurt Suzuki earned his first All-Star selection of his eight-year career, and it comes in his first season with the Twins. He won't be alone in representing Minnesota when Target Field hosts of this year's All-Star Game. Twins closer Glen Perkins will...
Via Fox Sports North
July 06, 2014  |  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

Perkins records save of significance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins rarely shows emotion on the mound, not even during some of the biggest moments of a game. So when Perkins pumped his fist after striking out Chicago's Adam Dunn to seal Minnesota's 4-3 win Saturday, it was clear that the save was significant for Perkins. "I don't usually do too much out there after a game," Perkins said...
Via Fox Sports North
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins win in a walk-off after blown save against White Sox

The Twins had one foot in the clubhouse Friday night. Fans were ready for the scheduled postgame fireworks. Then it all unraveled in the ninth with Glen Perkins, of all pitchers, on the mound. Fortunately for the Twins, Brian Dozier has come into his own, and he was there Friday to untangle the Twins from a big mess. Chicago scored twice off Perkins in the ninth to tie the score...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Glen Perkins, Jake McGee and more

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
June 19, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
June 11, 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
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