Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:49:32 -0700
The Minnesota Twins signed RP Glen Perkins to a four-year contract extension that will guarantee him $22.175 million. He will now earn $4.025 million this year, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017, and the team holds a $6.5 million option for the 2018 season with a $700,000 buyout.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:30:19 -0800
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (knee) said that his "(right) knee is rounding into shape," and he was upbeat about his throwing program. He is already in Florida, and plans to throw two more bullpen sessions next week leading into the official start of spring camp Feb. 17. He threw Tuesday, Feb. 4, and plans to throw again Friday, Feb. 7.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:26:51 -0700
Minnesota Twins CL Glen Perkins (knee) had arthroscopic surgery on the medial meniscus in his right knee Oct. 1. He's expected to be ready for spring training.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:36:43 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are not searching for a closer on the trade market thanks to the success of RP Joaquin Benoit. Instead, they're looking for a pitcher to bolster their bullpen in the seventh or eighth innings. The Tigers don't have many options, though, and they're no longer looking at Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon. Detroit has already been shot down on Baltimore Orioles RP Francisco Rodriguez, Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins and Seattle Mariners RP Oliver Perez.
Fantasy Tip: This cements Benoit's value as Detroit's unquestioned closer, and he is in no current danger of getting booted from the ninth.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:57:37 -0700
The Minnesota Twins likely will not look to trade OF Josh Willingham, SP Kevin Correia or RP Glen Perkins before the trade deadline.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:46:28 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins has been the subject of trade inquiries from the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden.
Fantasy Tip: Terry Ryan said previously that he'd have to be overwhelmed by an offer to deal the left-handed reliever, who is under contract through 2015 and has a 2016 club option. Don't expect him to go anywhere.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:27:37 -0700
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the team will be willing to listen to trade offers for any of their players but will have to be overwhelmed to trade some players. "If somebody overwhelms you with something, you've got to listen. There's no question. You can't just say no. If somebody wants to overwhelm me and give you some thoughts that, 'Jeez, this is something you ought to consider,'" Ryan said. "If someone wants to talk about a guy, I'm all ears." Ryan indicated he would have to be overwhelmed to trade RP Glen Perkins.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:53:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz, Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale and RP Jesse Crain, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish and RP Joe Nathan, Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera and Detroit Tigers SPs Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander have been named to the American League team for the 2013 All-Star Game. Buchholz and Crain will not be able to pitch in the game because of injuries.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:18:49 -0700
Teams that have checked in about the availability of Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins have said the Twins are not interested in trading him.
Wed, 15 May 2013 09:31:52 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (side) will probably pitch in his team's game at the Chicago White Sox regardless of the score, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Perkins hasn't pitched since Friday, May 9.
Fantasy Tip: The club's closer has been experiencing soreness in his left side since the end of last week. That no longer appears to be an issue. Minnesota hasn't had much need for him in the past couple of days, but even if he weren't available then, it's a good sign that Gardy wants to run him out there today.