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Twins | Glen Perkins doesn't need surgery

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:48:36 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) will not need surgery after seeking a second opinion on his shoulder. Perkins remains a few weeks away from pitching, though.

Fantasy Tip: That's good news for Perkins and the Twins, but his owners will need to be patient, as he won't be back when his DL stint is up. Kevin Jepsen, who had two saves over the weekend, should now be owned everywhere. Trevor May is a consolation prize and may be the better long-term bet for saves if Perkins has a setback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Phil Mackey

Twins | Glen Perkins hopeful to be ready

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:06:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) is hopeful to be ready to return when he's eligible April 26, but it might be a couple of days after that, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Kevin Jepsen is expected to close games in Perkins' absence. Trevor May has electric numbers, but he pitched in the eighth inning of a 3-1 deficit Thursday. That perches Jepsen up a bit more. Own Jepsen if you're looking for saves, but May is worth owning for K's and ratios.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III

Twins | Glen Perkins lands on DL

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:23:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 13, with a strained left shoulder. RP Taylor Rogers is expected to come up from the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Kevin Jepsen figures to be the first up for closing duties with Trevor May the next in line. Jepsen isn't a real secure option as he allowed three runs in his first two outings. May has 10 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. If possible, grab both of them. However, May adds more punch than Jepsen if he's given the chance.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger

Twins | Glen Perkins encouraged with rehab

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:41:38 -0800

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) is encouraged by his offseason workouts with a core specialist, and he has been long tossing in Florida. There are no lingering neck or back issues for him.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins managed 32 saves last year but struggled in the second half, mainly because of his injury. But that's two straight years with rugged finishes, and the lefty could be in decline at age 32. Grab Kevin Jepsen as a handcuff if Perkins finds his way onto your fantasy roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pioneer Press - Brian Murphy

Twins | Glen Perkins to remain closer

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:05:56 -0800

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins will remain the closer heading into the 2016 season, with RP Kevin Jepsen serving as the setup man, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Despite saving 30-plus games in each of the last three seasons, Perkins' stock is on the decline after dealing with injuries that threatened his production and job status for the Twins. He won't be among the most popular saves targets in traditional fantasy leagues next year, and you'd be wise to handcuff Jepsen to him if you choose to select him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger

Twins | Glen Perkins returns

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 18:09:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) made his first appearance since Sept. 1, striking out the only batter he faced against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins is worth stashing in case he regains the closer role before the end of the year, but his role going forward remains to be seen.

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Twins | Glen Perkins on track for Friday

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:36:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) threw a 36-pitch bullpen session with fastballs and sliders, and he remains on track to return Friday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins hasn't made an appearance since Tuesday, Sept. 1, so a small adjustment period may be in store when he returns. View Perkins as a mid-tier closer, but if there are struggles early, he might not have a long leash with the Twins eyeing the playoffs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino

Twins | Glen Perkins tosses bullpen session

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:43:04 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) threw a 31-pitch bullpen session without any issue Monday, Sept. 14. He is expected to throw another session Wednesday, Sept. 16, before returning Friday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins last pitched Tuesday, Sept. 1, so there may be an adjustment period when he returns, especially considering he had allowed 10 runs over his previous 13 innings before the injury. Perkins should be viewed as a mid-tier closer, but with the Twins in a playoff race, he might not have a long leash, especially if he struggles early upon his return.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger

Twins | Glen Perkins receives cortisone injection

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:01:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins CL Glen Perkins (back) received a cortisone injection in his back Wednesday, Sept. 9, according to manager Paul Molitor. The team still expects him to return to action before the end of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Kevin Jepsen will continue to serve as the Twins' closer while Perkins is sidelined and he should be owned in all fantasy formats.

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Twins | Injection coming for Glen Perkins?

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:56:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) saw a back specialist, and he's deciding if he needs to receive an injection.

Fantasy Tip: More bad news for those that own Perkins. Hopefully you were able to snatch up Kevin Jepsen, who is serving as Minnesota's closer in the meantime. If things go further south for Perkins, there's a chance we don't see him at all again this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger