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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Glen Perkins shut down for season

By on 9/20/2014 04:45:00 PM

The Minnesota Twins have announced that closer Glen Perkins will be shut down for the season due to nerve damage in his forearm.  While this sounds like terrible news, general manager Terry Ryan told that the news is actually "good news," for Perkins and the Twins.  It is an injury that can easily be taken care of.

LaVelle E. Neal had previously tweeted that the injury appears to be just a minor setback.

With the Twins out of the race, there is no reason for them to rush Perkins back.  By shutting him down and resting the team can now focus on 2015.

Since winning the closer's job in 2012, he has been spectacular.  After saving 16 games in 2012, he has put together two straight All-Star seasons in which he has saved 70 combined games.

Last year Perkins saved 36 games with a 2.30 ERA.  This season he has saved 34 more games with a 3.65 ERA.

While 2014 has been bleak in Minnesota, the future looks bright.  Getting a healthy Perkins for 2015 is much more important than having him pitch any more games this season.

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