Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins

Height: 6' Weight: 215 lbsAge: 35College: MinnesotaBats: LThrows: LCountry: USA

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Glen Perkins officially moved to 60-day DL

Glen Perkins, who is currently ailing from a left posterior shoulder strain, has been placed on the 60-day disabled list. Perkins first suffered a torn labrum last season which required surgery. The former closer will not rejoin the team until June, at the earliest.

Fantasy Impact

The fact that Perkins is not rejoining the big league club to start the season isn't news. However, we now have a general timeframe for his return. For now, Brandon Kintzler will handle the closer duties in Minnesota. Should he struggle in the early part of the season, Perkins could work his way back into the conversation. This is a situation to monitor for those keeping tabs on potential sources of saves this season.

Kevin Black1 year ago
Glen Perkins had more shoulder damage than originally thought

Glen Perkins recently underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. The procedure revealed that Perkins had been suffering from more shoulder damage than originally thought.

Fantasy Impact

This makes sense considering the team kept placing expectations that Perkins would be able to return this season before finally throwing in the towel and opting for surgery. The good news is that this was all determined and cleaned up. The bad news is that since the labrum had to be re-attached Perkins is looking at a much longer recovery time than initially indicated. His start for the 2017 season is now more in question than it was initially expected to be.

Blaine Blontz2 years ago
Glen Perkins throwing, bullpen session on 5/23

Glen Perkins has been throwing of late, and will toss again today for the fourth time. He will throw a full bullpen session on May 23rd - which is 12 days from today.

Fantasy Impact

With almost two weeks before he begins throwing off a mound, it seems likely that Perkins is at least a month away at this point. Managers can safely keep him in a DL slot without worrying about burning a roster spot.

Roy Widrig2 years ago
Glen Perkins has unclear timeline

According to Twins' beat writer Phil Miller, Glen Miller is feeling better, but still has an unclear timeline, even though there are reports that he has started throwing from 60 feet. Perkins is on the DL with a shoulder injury and the Twins have used Kevin Jepsen at closer since Perkins has been on the disabled list. He has pitched only two innings this season.

Fantasy Impact

Perkins was a solid mid-tier option at closer coming into 2016, posting 30 or more saves for three straight seasons, but now there is uncertainty on his value. Not only are the Twins struggling with a 8-23 record, but Kevin Jepsen has looked better over the last three seasons than Perkins has. There is nothing that says that Perkins will lose his closer's role when he returns, but he should only be valued as a low-tier RP2 in deep leagues.

Chris Zolli2 years ago
Glen Perkins yet to resume throwing

Glen Perkins told reporters that his shoulder is feeling better, but he still hasn't resumed throwing. The team feels that the closer is still a "ways away" from returning.

Fantasy Impact

Perkins is eligible to come off the DL this week, but he won't return considering he hasn't resumed throwing. It will be difficult to get a time frame for him until he resumes throwing. Owners will need to continue to rely on other options moving forward.

Blaine Blontz2 years ago