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Glen Perkins

#15, RP, Minnesota
Glen Perkins
  • Height:
    6-0
  • Weight:
    215
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    March 2, 1983
  • Birth Place:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • College:
    Minnesota
  • Draft:
    2004 1ˢᵗ round (22ⁿᵈ pick) by the Minnesota Twins
  • W
    2
  • L
    4
  • ERA
    2.68
  • K
    46
  • BB
    8


Player Notes
Glen Perkins was unavailable Wednesday due to back stiffness.

Advice: Perkins dealt with back issues recently but pitched as recently as Tuesday, earning the save against the White Sox. On Wednesday, that honor went to Kevin Jepsen as Perkins watched. Perkins had a precautionary MRI taken of the back and is likely to stay behind as the team departs on a road trip Friday. The results of the MRI, and how his back feels Thursday, should give a better indication of what he's dealing with.

More: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter

Wed, Sep 2 Rotoworld
Glen Perkins returned to the closer role on Tuesday, allowing a run on three hits but earning the save in the Twins' 8-6 win over the White Sox.

Advice: It wasn't a smooth return to the ninth inning by any means, but the left-hander was still able to get the job done after back issues forced him out of the role last week. With Perkins taking over as closer, Kevin Jepsen returned to a setup role. Perkins now has 32 saves with a 2.68 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 46/8 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings this year.

Tue, Sep 1 Rotoworld
Glen Perkins (back) struck out two in a scoreless inning of work on Friday in his return to the mound.

Advice: Perkins has been dealing with a back issue and was briefly pulled from his ninth inning duties until manager Paul Molitor felt that he was fully healthy and could be counted on to remain in that role. Apparently he saw all that he needed on Friday, saying afterwards that Perkins would move back to the closer's role.

Sat, Aug 29 Rotoworld
Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Glen Perkins (back) is expected to be available Friday but won't return to his closer role immediately.

Advice: Molitor wants Perkins to show that he can be healthy and effective until he puts him back in the ninth inning. It will probably only take an appearance or two, but until then Kevin Jepsen will continue to handle the closing duties.

More: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter

Fri, Aug 28 Rotoworld
Paul Molitor is very optimistic that Glen Perkins (back) will be available on Friday.

Advice: The southpaw was unavailable on Wednesday and Thursday due to lower back spasms, but is expected to be ready enough to pitch on Friday. Kevin Jepsen has been filling in as the closer in his absence.

More: Mike Berardino on Twitter

Thu, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Glen Perkins (back) will be a game-time decision Thursday.

Advice: Perkins was unavailable for Wednesday's game due to lower back spasms and he's no sure thing to pitch Thursday, either. Molitor wants to stay away from using Kevin Jepsen on Thursday, so things could get interesting if Perkins is also unavailable. Casey Fien or Trevor May would be the most likely options in a save situation.

More: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter

Thu, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Glen Perkins was unavailable for Wednesday's game due to lower back spasms.

Advice: The good news is that his neck injury wasn't the reason Perkins was passed over for the save chance. That honor went to Kevin Jepsen, who closed out the Rays with little issue. Perkins should be fine moving forward, but Jepsen remains a necessary handcuff until Perkins is clear of all his ailments.

More: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter

Wed, Aug 26 Rotoworld
Glen Perkins (neck) returned to action on Sunday, working a scoreless inning against the Orioles to earn his second win of the season.

Advice: Perkins wasn't supposed to be available until Tuesday, but was called upon in the 11th inning of a tied game on Sunday. He did show a bit of rust, allowing a pair of hits in his lone frame, but was able to bear down and avoid any damage. He should resume his normal role as the Twins closer beginning on Tuesday.

Sun, Aug 23 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Thursday, September 3

Head-to-head vs. Chi White Sox

Head-to-head vs. Chi White Sox
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. CWS 46 5 4 3 16 3 5 0 0 72.0 81 44 41 8 23 58 5.13 1.44 .279
Home (this year) 30 0 1 3 17 1 1 0 0 29.2 35 13 13 6 3 23 3.94 1.28 .285
Day (this year) 22 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 22.0 14 3 3 2 2 16 1.23 0.73 .175
Last game vs. CWS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Sep 1 CWS W 8-6 SV 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 32 2 1 50.1 2.68
Aug 28 Hou W 3-0 HLD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 31 2 1 49.1 2.55
Aug 23 @Bal W 4-3 W 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 31 2 0 48.1 2.61
Aug 17 @NYY L 7-8 L 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4 31 2 0 47.1 2.66
Aug 16 Cle W 4-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 31 2 0 47.0 2.49
Aug 15 Cle W 4-1 - 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 30 2 0 46.0 2.54
Aug 11 Tex W 3-2 W 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 30 2 0 45.0 2.40
Aug 7 @Cle W 10-9 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 30 2 0 44.0 2.45
Aug 2 Sea L 1-4 - 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3 29 2 0 43.0 2.51
Jul 30 Sea W 9-5 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 29 2 0 42.0 2.36
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2006 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.2 3 1 1 0 0 6 1.59 0.53 .150
2007 Min 19 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 28.2 23 10 10 2 12 20 3.14 1.22 .232
2008 Min 26 26 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 151.0 183 81 74 25 39 74 4.41 1.47 .301
2009 Min 18 17 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 96.1 120 64 63 13 23 45 5.89 1.48 .304
2010 Min 13 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 21.2 29 16 14 3 5 14 5.82 1.57 .337
2011 Min 65 0 4 4 2 3 17 0 0 61.2 55 19 17 2 21 65 2.48 1.23 .244
2012 Min 70 0 3 1 16 4 11 0 0 70.1 57 25 20 8 16 78 2.56 1.04 .222
2013 Min 61 0 2 0 36 4 0 0 0 62.2 43 16 16 5 15 77 2.30 0.93 .196
2014 Min 63 0 4 3 34 7 0 0 0 61.2 62 29 25 7 11 66 3.65 1.18 .258
2015 Min 52 0 2 4 32 2 1 0 0 50.1 49 15 15 6 8 46 2.68 1.13 .246
Totals 391 44 34 24 120 20 33 0 0 610.0 624 276 255 71 150 491 3.76 1.27 .266
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 Min 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 Min 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 Min 4 P 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2007 Min 19 P 0 28 0 3 3 0 2 1.000
2008 Min 26 P 26 151 2 28 25 1 0 .964
2009 Min 18 P 17 96 3 12 8 1 1 .917
2010 Min 13 P 1 21 1 10 9 0 0 1.000
2011 Min 65 P 0 61 3 11 7 1 0 .909
2012 Min 70 P 0 70 2 16 13 1 0 .938
2013 Min 61 P 0 62 2 7 5 0 0 1.000
2014 Min 63 P 0 61 2 10 8 0 0 1.000
2015 Min 52 P 0 50 2 8 6 0 0 1.000
Totals 391 P 44 610 17 106 85 4 3 .962