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Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins put closer Perkins on DL with shoulder strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The back and neck problems that hounded Glen Perkins the past two seasons have subsided. Now the Minnesota Twins closer has shoulder trouble. The Twins placed Perkins on the 15-day disabled list before their game Wednesday, and the three-time All-Star said he'll be out longer than the minimum stay. Kevin Jepsen will assume the ninth-inning role in the meantime...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Perkins Heads to the Twins’ Disabled List

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. The 33-year-old Perkins has saved more than thirty games and made the All-Star team in each of the past three seasons, but has also struggled with injuries and some recently diminished velocity. Perkins has long struggled with injuries and last season he had back and neck...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Perkins changing offseason routine to avoid injuries

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins has seen each of the last two seasons short-circuited in the second half by injuries to his neck and back.So Perkins went into the offseason looking to attack his preparation a little differently in hopes of helping his body endure the season's grind. Perkins says he really won't know if the adjustments work until sometime...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Gopher Glen Perkins gifts baseball team PS4 after Twitter request

Glen Perkins honored a request on Twitter from a Minnesota Gophers baseball player by gifting the team a PS4 for its new clubhouse. Being a former Golden Gopher himself, the Minnesota Twins closer notified the team that it would indeed have the the new gaming system soon enough. Gophers ballplayer Ben Humpert issued a tweet to Perkins’ attention asking for a PS4. @glenperkins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

By Jason Rowan Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star break. Since being named to the AL All-Star roster, the quality of Perkins’ performances have dropped off dramatically, as the pitcher has blown two saves and found himself on the hook for two losses in his past five...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 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 idolized...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 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-Star...
Via Fox Sports North
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins raises money to 'strikeout cancer' to help Gophers pitching coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins has known Todd Oakes for years, but it wasn't until Perkins became a professional baseball player that his relationship with the Golden Gophers pitching coach truly grew. Oakes helped Perkins become the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and a first-round draft pick during his time at the University of Minnesota. Once Perkins moved on to a career with the Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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