Molitor is optimistic Glen Perkins will be available tonight but won't return to closer role right away until he shows he's healthy
Hardball Talk "After taking some time off and getting a cortisone injection for the bulging disc in his neck Twins closer Glen Perkins was expected to be available Tuesday, but instead he was out there pitching the 11th inning of a tie game Sunday afternoon. And he got the win. Perkins felt good enough..." August 24
Twin Cities "Glen Perkins, the Twins’ three-time all-star closer, flew back to the Twin Cities on Tuesday and will undergo tests on his ailing neck Wednesday. Coming off a stretch of three straight outings for just the second time since June 2014, Perkins told Twins medical staff about his neck problem..." August 19
The Score "Glen Perkins has cemented his name in the team record books. The Minnesota Twins closer broke the club record for consecutive saves with his 28th straight save Wednesday afternoon, surpassing Joe Nathan's record of 27 straight conversions from 2004." July 08
MLB.com "Glen Perkins got his work in on the Minor League side on Thursday, as the Twins' closer tossed an easy 1-2-3 inning against the Red Sox's Class A team at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. Perkins, who missed time early in camp with a mild right oblique strain, made his fifth appearance of the..." March 26
Hearing Glen Perkins has some nerve irritation and maybe a slight muscle strain. Doesn't appear to be serious. Story posted soon.
CBS Sports "The Twins have already been eliminated from postseason contention, so at this point they're just hoping to get through the rest of the season healthy. Unfortunately, closer Glen Perkins will be unavailable on Wednesday night not only because he is dealing with a nagging neck problem, but also..." September 17
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