Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:09:06 -0700
Minnesota Twins RHP Glen Perkins (shoulder) threw 25 pitches at about 80% intensity during a bullpen session Saturday, April 8.
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:21:54 -0700
Minnesota Twins LHP Glen Perkins (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, April 2.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:47:55 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) could begin the season on the 60-day disabled list if his protected return date remains uncertain, although the 10-day DL remains the most likely possibility, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Mike Berardino.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:54:10 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Sunday, March 19. His last session was on Wednesday, March 15, and he has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems which kept him sidelined for most of the 2016 season.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:41 -0800
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:24:58 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:03:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum within the next week, according to general manager Terry Ryan. The 33-year-old left-hander will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to "labral abnormalities" but could be ready for the 2017 season.
Fantasy Tip: Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad are the most likely candidates to receive save opportunities in the Minnesota bullpen for now, with Kintzler having a slight edge because he is right-handed. However, Abad has had a better season statistically and is more likely to be available on the waiver wire. Kevin Jepsen could also re-enter the mix to close games, although he struggled in the role after Perkins landed on the disabled list. Perkins can be safely dropped in redraft leagues but may be worth stashing in dynasty and keeper formats.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:31:06 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems that will likely require surgery, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Perkins' labrum is definitely torn, although it's unclear how severe the tear is, the source said. There's a chance he could be ready for the 2017 season.
Fantasy Tip: The Twins' closer situation just got even murkier. Brandon Kintzler recorded the team's last save June 8. However, he entered a 4-1 game in the eighth inning a few days later and allowed an earned run (three total) without recording an out. He and lefty Fernando Abad are the most likely bets for save chances. Abad has a 0.79 ERA and 22 K's in 22 2/3 innings. He would be the one to take a chance on for now. Kevin Jepsen could enter the mix again as he hasn't been scored upon in his last four outings. He hasn't been very good, either, but he has the most experience on the staff. Trevor May (back) is a long-term option if he can right the ship after a spectacular start and an equally impactful freefall.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:44:17 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) was not able to finish his bullpen session Friday, June 10, because of renewed soreness in his shoulder. Perkins is able to throw on flat ground but is having problems in the mound.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Perkins is still a long way away from returning, so owners should avoid him for the time being. Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad are candidate to close for the Twins and may be options in deeper leagues for owners looking for saves.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:33:08 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) will seek a third opinion about his strained left shoulder. According to general manager Terry Ryan, will not visit Dr. Timothy Krenchek this time.
Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Perkins has only pitched in two games this season and hasn't made an appearance since Aprll 10. Fantasy owners should continue to stash him because he will return to the ninth-inning role once he is activated from the disabled list. Manager Paul Molitor removed struggling RP Kevin Jepsen from the interim closer's role earlier this week and RPs Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad are expected to see most of the save opportunities for the immediate future, with Kintzler having a slight edge over Abad because he is right-handed.