Glen Perkins
Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins (RP)

Minnesota Twins - 13% owned
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Bats: L   Throws: L

Glen Perkins recently underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. The procedure revealed that Perkins had been suffering from more shoulder damage than originally thought. (Source: Star Tribune)

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.

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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. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

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.

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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. (Source: Phil Miller on Twitter)

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.

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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. (Source: Pioneer Press)

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.

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Glen Perkins to avoid surgery

Tue, Apr 19th 10:18am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

The results of Glen Perkins' second opinion on his shoulder injury aligned with the Twins' initial diagnosis, calling for rest and rehab instead of surgery. It's still not clear when Perkins will return. (Source: Mike Berardino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news overall, as nothing more significant was found in the follow-up. Perkins still isn't likely to return by the end of the month considering he's been shut down from throwing, but he should be ready to go sometime in May. Kevin Jepsen will continue to act as the team's closer in Perkins' absence.

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The Twins remain hopeful that closer Glen Perkins will be ready for activation from the DL when he is eligible, April 26. Perkins hit the DL with a shoulder injury. (Source: Star Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The quicker he's able to return, the more likely Perkins is to remain the team's closer moving forward. Kevin Jepsen is merely a placeholder and doesn't pose a real threat to take the role away from Perkins. There have been rumors that Trevor May could get a shot at the ninth-inning role, but that gets less likely if Perkins is able to return before the end of the month.

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Glen Perkins, the Twins' closer, was moved to the 15-day DL with a sore shoulder. Once he undergoes further testing, he could end up undergoing the knife.

Fantasy Impact: With Perkins on the DL, the Twins may turn to Kevin Jepsen, like they did last season, or former top prospect, Trevor May, who once led the minor leagues in strikeouts for a season. Add these guys if you are able, as they might end up 30 save players by the end of the season.

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Perkins had a solid, if unspectacular, 2015 with 32 saves for a team that batted until the final weekend for a wild card spot. His strikeout an inning was solid, as was his WHIP at 1.19. The ERA, however, was on the high side for a closer at 3.32.

Fantasy Impact: The Zeile projections call for a similar performance in 2016. His upside is not quite as high as some of the closers in his range, but the Twins will probably be solid enough to give him a solid amount of attempts.


In each of his past two appearances, Perkins has allowed two runs in a single inning of work.

Fantasy Impact: He is returning from missing time and it is possible this is just a bump in the road. I would suggest holding onto him in long term leagues until more information is known.


Perkins faced one batter and struck him out on Saturday in his return from back issues.

Fantasy Impact: They want him to regain his closer duties and if he does, he is worth keeping an eye on because he was an elite closer before the back problems sidelined him.

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins threw a 31 pitch simulated game without any discomfort and hopes to return to the team on Friday, reports Rhett Bollinger. (Source: Twinsbaseball.com)

Fantasy Impact: Perkins will throw another simulated game on Wednesday, and if that goes well, he hopes to return on Friday against Los Angeles. Kevin Jepsen, who has been filling in for Perkins during his injury, will continue to close games as needed until Perkins returns.

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Twins closer Glen Perkins is out indefinitely as he continues to deal with back spasms. It got so bad that the RP wasn't able to get out of bed recently. (Source: LaVelle E. Neal III on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear how things escalated to this point, meaning a return is not on the horizon. With the Twins still very much in the Wild Card hunt, they could try to push for Perkins return. However, considering his drop off in the second half, a return to pitching may not guarantee a return to the closer role. In his absence, Kevin Jepsen will continue to fill in.

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Glen Perkins had a 3.68 ERA in August, but only had two save opportunities and was 2-1 for the month. Perkins allowed batters to hit .333 and now has allowed left-handers a .894 OPS for the season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Perkins had a 1.21 ERA and 28 saves in the first half and now is 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA and three saves in the second half. He has blown his first two saves of the season in the second half and has a .364 opponent's batting average. Although he did not have many opportunities in August, Perkins needs to pick up the pace in September to regain top-10 RP value.

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Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins could be available out of the bullpen on Tuesday, following the team's off-day on Monday. (Source: Mike Berardino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perkins has been sidelined with a neck injury, and prior to that he's struggled mightily since his strong start to the season. Considering his track record, and the time of the season, fantasy owners likely have to ride things out with the All-Star.

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Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins is dealing with a neck injury. The right-hander received a cortisone shot in his neck Wednesday in hopes of improving his condition. (Source: 1500 ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: After a great start to the season, Perkins has allowed eight runs in his last nine appearances. Bad timing for fantasy owners, who will likely have to ride this tough stretch out.

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Glen Perkins gave up four runs on five hits, including two homers Saturday against the Yankees to blow his second save since the All-Star break.

Fantasy Impact: While it's concerning to see him blow another save, it's also unrealistic to expect him to go the entire year without blowing any. He's still an elite reliever who's going through a tough stretch. Don't give up on him.

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Glen Perkins went 28-for-28 in save opportunities with a 1.21 ERA in the first half.

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite closer and is currently having a better season than the much more heralded Craig Kimbrel.


He now has 27 saves without blowing one and has an ERA of 1.31.

Fantasy Impact: Own him, as he is arguably the best fantasy closer in the majors so far this season.


Glen Perkins is an elite closer

Mon, Jun 29th 2:32am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

He now has 24 saves without blowing one and has an ERA of 1.44.

Fantasy Impact: Glen Perkins is an elite closer. For some, that will be an useless announcement as you already knew. However, being in Minnesota instead of NY, LA or Chi there will be some who will need the reminder due to lack of coverage.


Glen Perkins is an elite closer

Mon, Jun 22nd 3:00am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Glen Perkins has 23 saves this season without blowing any. He has an ERA of 1.48 and a WHIP under one.

Fantasy Impact: Glen Perkins is an elite closer. For some, that will be an useless announcement as you already knew. However, being in Minnesota instead of NY, LA or Chi there will be some who will need the reminder due to lack of coverage.


Glen Perkins had a 1-2-3 inning on Sunday to save his 22nd game in as many attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins has been one of the most reliable relievers in baseball this year, with no blown saves in 22 chances. Even though he has a tendency of putting runners on base, which hurts his WHIP, you'll be hard-pressed to find five better relievers. Snap him up if you can.

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Glen Perkins only recorded one out in the ninth inning Friday night against the Blue Jays. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, taking his first loss of the year.

Fantasy Impact: After coming into a tied game to pitch the ninth inning, Perkins walked Russell Martin and subsequently served up a home run to former Twin, Chris Colabello. He would give up two singles in the three batters that followed before he was pulled from the game. While this wasn't a save situation, he is certainly responsible for the loss. Colabello's was the second home run hit off Perkins this season, who now has an ERA of 1.96 on the year.

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Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 18th save of the year Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins maintained his 100% conversion rate in save opportunities and has a 1.19 ERA on the year.

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Glen Perkins earned a four-out save in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins inherited two runners when he came into the game with two outs in the eighth and quickly gave up an infield single to Pablo Sandoval. He was able to get out of the jam to preserve the lead and retired three batters in order to end the game and earn his 17th save of the year in 17 chances.

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Glen Perkins is racking up saves

Sat, May 23rd 11:54pm EDT
By Matt Smith

Glen Perkins pitched the ninth inning of a 4-3 victory over the White Sox Saturday to earn his 16th save of the year. He gave up one hit and struck out two in the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins has been about as good as it gets at closer this season. He is 16-for-16 in save opportunities with a 1.33 ERA and is striking out just over a batter per inning.

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Glen Perkins is first to 15 saves

Thu, May 21st 2:16am EDT
By Matt Smith

Glen Perkins earned his 15th save Wednesday night against the Pirates. He closed out the game in the 13th inning giving up a hit and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Things got interesting after Perkins allowed two baserunners and Pedro Alvarez came up to bat, but after a three pitch strikeout it all seemed part of the plan. Perkins is 15-for-15 in save opportunities with a 1.40 ERA.

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Glen Perkins gave up one hit and struck out two in the ninth inning of an 8-5 win over the Pirates Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins is 14-for-14 in save chances with a 1.47 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings. He continues to be an elite closer and currently leads the majors in saves.

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Glen Perkins earned his 13th save of the season Saturday against the Rays. He allowed one earned run on two hits including a solo home run by Logan Forsythe. He struck out two batters in the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Even though Perkins made it interesting by giving up a home run to the leadoff hitter in the ninth, he had the luxury of coming into the game with a two run lead and was able to preserve the win, ending the game with two strikeouts. He his now 13-for-13 in save opportunities with a 1.56 ERA.

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Glen Perkins earned his 12th save of the season and 100th of his career Friday against the Rays. He closed out a 3-2 victory, allowing a pair of two out singles before inducing a ground out to end the game.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins is 12-for-12 in save opportunities with a 1.10 ERA. At 32, he isn't showing any signs of slowing down and remains an elite closer on track for a third consecutive All-Star campaign.

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Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one to closeout a 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: While this wasn't a save situation, Perkins hadn't pitched in four days and needed to get in some work. He remains an elite closer with a 1.17 ERA and is 11-for-11 in save opportunities.

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Glen Perkins gets four out save

Fri, May 8th 1:18pm EDT
By Matt Smith

Glen Perkins earned his 10th save of the season Thursday after coming in to face the A's with two outs in the eighth inning. He did not allow a baserunner and struck out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins is now 10-for-10 in save opportunities with a 1.35 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 13.1 innings. Continue to roll with him as an elite closer, especially now that the Twins are winning games consistently.

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Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth inning to record the save Tuesday in a 3-2 victory against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Perkins retired Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and J.D. Martinez to close out the victory. He is now 6-for-6 in save opportunities with a 1.00 ERA and eight strikeouts.

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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.

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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: MLB.com)

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.

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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.