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Glen Perkins (RP)

Minnesota Twins - 96% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Glen Perkins recorded the save in a 3-0 victory over the Royals Wednesday night. He pitched the ninth inning and did not allow a baserunner while striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: This was the third save of the year for Perkins who now sports a 1.50 ERA.


Category: Game Recaps

Glen Perkins came into a tied game with two outs in the eighth inning Tuesday night against the Royals to face Mike Moustakas with a runner on third base. He subsequently gave up a single that scored what would be the winning run. Perkins then retired Lorenzo Cain on a fly ball to end the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins was not responsible for the inherited runner, but according to manager Paul Molitor, was brought in specifically to face Moustakas in that situation. This was not a save situation and Perkins was not on the hook for the loss. In reality, all he did was allow a hot hitter to single on a soft line drive. Unfortunately, that was enough to lose the game for the Twins.


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Glen Perkins came in to close out the Twins' 8-5 victory against the Royals Thursday with one out in the ninth inning and a runner on first. It didn't look as if the closer's services would be needed as the Twins entered the inning with a five run lead, but Brian Duensing quickly gave up two runs and Perkins was given the opportunity for the save. He needed only five pitches to finish the job.

Fantasy Impact: This is Perkins' second save in as many days against the Royals and he looks to have picked up right where he left off last year as a premier major-league closer. He has not allowed a baserunner in either of his save opportunities.


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Glen Perkins nailed down his first save Wednesday night as the Twins handed the Royals their first loss of the year. Perkins threw a perfect ninth inning and recorded one strikeout needing only 10 pitches to close out the game.

Fantasy Impact: This is the production Perkins owners expect to see on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the Twins need to create the save opportunities before he can deliver. In 2014, the team won only 70 games, but Perkins was able to record 34 saves out of 41 opportunities, so there is light at the end of the tunnel.


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After feeling discomfort on Friday, Perkins discontinued his Monday bullpen session after only five pitches due to continued discomfort. He's scheduled to play catch Friday and barring any setbacks, looks to throw off a mound Saturday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Perkins was an All Star in 2014 and has been one of the few bright spots on a beleaguered Twins team. After posting 70 saves in the past two seasons, the Twins are looking for Perkins to maintain his dominance in the closer role.


Category: , Injury Updates

Glen Perkins says that his arm is feeling good after an offseason with no issues. Perkins was shut down in September with a left forearm strain and a nerve irritation in his elbow. (Source: Fantasy Alarm)

Fantasy Impact: There was no structural damage in his injuries, but he had to rest and rehab over the offseason to be fully ready for Spring Training. He had no setbacks this offseason, which is great but also scary. It is good because he will more than likely be ready for the season, but, because he didn't have surgery, he could be injured further. He is a cautious, yet quality, draft this season. Perkins had a 3.65 ERA with 34 saves last season.