Hardball Talk "Glen Perkins was already under team control through 2015, with a team option for 2016, but the Twins and their 31-year-old closer have agreed to an extension that runs through at least 2017. Perkins is a Minnesota native who starred for the University of Minnesota and is very active in local..." March 15
Closer Glen Perkins had right knee medial meniscus arthroscopic surgery on Oct 1 the Twins announced. He'll be ready for Spring Training.
Sporting Sota "One thing the Minnesota Twins have struggled to find is good pitching, both on the front and back ends of the rotation and bullpen. They seem to have found a solid closer in Glen Perkins but Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan fully expects to field calls about Perkins as we near the trade..." June 17
Glen Perkins threw today and felt fine. He's available out of the bullpen today after being out with soreness in his left side.
Twinkie Town "It hasn't been that long since a lot of Twins fans had written Glen Perkins off as a nice story that just wasn't going to work out. Hometown kid goes to the hometown university and gets drafted by the hometown team in the first round. Goes onto fame and fortune. Everyone wins. Fuzzy feelings and..." February 19