Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins #15

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/215
  • Age: 32


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Glen Perkins Stats

3-5 3.32 57.0 54 1.19

Glen Perkins MLB Career Stats

35-25 3.81 616.2 499 1.27

Glen Perkins Bio

  • Full Name: Glen Weston Perkins
  • Born: 3/2/1983 in St. Paul, MN
  • Draft: 2004, Minnesota Twins, 1st rd. (22nd overall)
  • College: Minnesota
  • Debut: September 21, 2006
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2015 Stats 3 5 3.32 60 0 32 57.0 54 1.19
MLB Career Stats 35 25 3.81 399 44 120 616.2 499 1.27
  • Status: Active

Glen Perkins Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Twins AL 466 Four-seam FB 94.13 94.00 2126.88 6.37 88.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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September 16, 2015 at 9:33 PM ET

Perkins throws, on target for Friday return

The Twins have hung around in the American League Wild Card race without the help of their All-Star closer, Glen Perkins, for most of September. Soon, they won't have to. Perkins threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and said he should be good to return Friday.

September 14, 2015 at 9:29 PM ET

Perkins throws sim game, hopes to return Friday

Glen Perkins threw a 31-pitch simulated game without any issues on Monday, and the Twins' closer is hopeful to make his return on Friday against the Angels.


Glen Perkins Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Minnesota AL
2014 Minnesota AL
2015 Minnesota AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2005 Grand Canyon AFL

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/27/2006 New Britain EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 New Britain EAS

Glen Perkins Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2008 12 20th in AL


Season SV Rank
2011 2 24th in AL
2012 16 14th in AL
2013 36 9th in AL
2014 34 6th in AL


Season G Rank
2011 65 18th in AL
2012 70 15th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2011 17 15th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2008 25 8th in AL

Glen Perkins Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 17, 2011 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Glen Perkins from the 15-day disabled list.
June 11, 2011 sent LHP Glen Perkins on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
May 22, 2011 Minnesota Twins placed LHP Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list. Right oblique strain.
October 13, 2010 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Glen Perkins.
October 6, 2010 Minnesota Twins reassigned LHP Glen Perkins to the minor leagues.
September 7, 2010 Minnesota Twins recalled Glen Perkins from Rochester Red Wings.
August 28, 2010 Minnesota Twins optioned Glen Perkins to Rochester Red Wings.
August 11, 2010 Minnesota Twins recalled Glen Perkins from Rochester Red Wings.
March 31, 2010 Minnesota Twins optioned Glen Perkins to Rochester Red Wings.
October 19, 2009 Glen Perkins roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.
September 2, 2009 Minnesota Twins optioned Glen Perkins to Rochester Red Wings.
August 29, 2009 sent LHP Glen Perkins on a rehab assignment to GCL Twins.
August 12, 2009 Glen Perkins roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.
June 16, 2009 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Glen Perkins from the 15-day disabled list.
June 4, 2009 Minnesota Twins sent LHP Glen Perkins on a rehab assignment to Fort Myers Miracle.
May 19, 2009 Minnesota Twins placed LHP Glen Perkins on the 15-day disabled list. Left elbow inflammation

Glen Weston Perkins Bio Info

Glen Weston Perkins...wife, Alisha (Weber)...daughters, Addison (11/21/06) and Lyla (8/10/08) ... 2001 graduate of Stillwater (MN) High School where he was named All-State in 2001 ... attended University of Minnesota where he was named First-Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American and was one of four collegiate baseball Freshman of the Year in 2003...set school single season record for strikeouts (117) in 2003...named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten in 2004 ... selected to Louisville Slugger team, Second-Team Collegiate Baseball News, Third-Team Baseball America and Third-Team ABCA All-American teams in 2004 ... named Midwest Scouts Association College Player of the Year in 2004...was first Big Ten pitcher in history to win all of his conference starts, going 8-0 in 2004 ... active supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, participating in inaugural Lefties Lunkers fishing tournament and the Light The Night Walk...along with his wife, Alisha, hosts Fifteen's 5K run to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Converted first save April 3 at Chicago-AL with one scoreless inning, passing Mike Marshall and moving into sole possession of eighth on the Twins all-time list...Set season-high with save streak of 10 straight, done twice: April 3-May 11 and June 21-August 5...Selected to his second career All-Star Team - second consecutively - ranking fourth in the AL with 22 saves (25 opportunities) in 39 games pre-All-Star break, including a 2.97 ERA (39.1 IP, 13 ER)...Selected by AL Manager Boston's John Farrell...made first career All-Star appearance, tossing scoreless ninth inning to teammate Kurt Suzuki, earning the save and securing a 5-3 AL victory...Recorded 76th career save July 10 at Seattle, tying Ron Perranoski for seventh on the Twins alltime list; saved 77th career game July 21 vs. Cleveland, moving into sole possession of seventh place...Saved 30th game August 13 at Houston, becoming the sixth closer in Twins history to save 30 games in consecutive seasons, joining Ron Perranoski (1969-70), Jeff Reardon (1987-89), Rick Aguilera (1990-93), Eddie Guardado (2002-03) and Joe Nathan (2005-09)...Allowed just one home run in a stretch of 44 games (44.1 IP) May 1 (Game 1)-August 24, the home run coming June 8 vs. Houston, a grand slam by Jon Singleton; posted a streak of 28 games (28.0 IP) without allowing a home run during that time June 10-August 24...Recorded 88th career save September 14 at Chicago-AL, tying Al Worthington for sixth on the Twins all-time list...Made final appearance September 16 vs. Detroit and was shutdown for the season with a left forearm muscle strain and nerve irritation in left elbow...Saved 34 games (41 opportunities), the second most of his career and sixth most in the AL...Appeared in 63 games, tied for 10th most among left-handed relievers in the AL...Posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 6.00, the highest of career and ninth best in the AL among relievers and ninth best in baseball...Posted a walks-per-9.0 IP ratio of 1.61, the best of career, 10th best in the AL among relievers.


Earned the win in first appearance April 3 vs. Detroit, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning. Converted each of his first seven save opportunities April 6-May 9. Struck out at least one batter in 18 consecutive appearances April 16-June 4, totaling 31 in that span (17.2 IP). Did not allow a run in 11 June appearances (11.0 IP), allowing just four hits and one walk. Converted 14 consecutive save opportunities May 29-July 22...did not allow a run in that span, 19 straight appearances (19.1 IP). Did not allow a home run in 23 consecutive appearances May 25-July 23 with Twins went 22-1 in that span. Walked just two batters in a 25-game span (25.1 IP) May 15-July 22. Saved 21 games, posted a 1.82 ERA (34.2 IP, 7 ER) and held opponents to a .172 batting average in the first half and was selected to the American League All-Star team, the first of his career...he became the fourth Minnesota native to represent the Twins in the All-Star Game (Kent Hrbek, Jack Morris and Joe Mauer). Recorded 46th career save August 9 at Chicago-AL, passing Matt Capps (45) and moving into sole possession of 10th place on the Twins all-time list. Recorded 30th save August 22 at Detroit, becoming the 13th pitcher in club history to reach the 30-save plateau in a single season. Recorded 51st career save September 9 vs. Los Angeles-AL, tying Bill Campbell for ninth on Twins all-time list ... recorded 52nd career save September 10 vs. Oakland, passing Campbell and moving into sole possession of ninth place. Recorded 54th career save September 18 at Chicago-AL, tying Mike Marshall for eighth on the Twins all-time list. Led Twins relievers in strikeouts (77) and ranked third in the AL among left-handed relievers...struck out at least one batter in 49 of 61 appearances and multiple batters in 25 appearances. Ranked seventh in the AL in save percentage (90.0), ninth in saves (36) and opponent batting average for relievers (.196). Was given the Joseph W. Haynes Award for Twins Pitcher of the Year, voted on by the Twins Cities Chapter of the BBWAA ... also given Carl R. Pohlad Community Service Award, voted on by the Twins Community Fund Board of Directors.

2012 Made Twins Opening Day roster for third time in career and second straight season. ... Allowed just two runs in 20-game span (19.1 IP) with an ERA of 0.93 May 13-June 30. ... Earned first win of season, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning May 29 vs. Oakland. ... Posted an ERA of 1.42 (12.2 IP, 2 ER) in 13 May appearances and a 1.54 ERA (11.2 IP, 2 ER) in 12 June appearances. ... Recorded third and fourth career saves in back-to-back appearances June 20 at Pittsburgh and June 22 at Cincinnati in Matt Capps' absence (DL). ... Struck out at least one batter in nine straight games (13 total) June 5-25, his third longest streak of career. ... Made 200th career appearance August 25 at Texas. ... Set single-season career-high with 66th appearance September 23 at Detroit. ... Converted 12 straight save opportunities July 20-September 28, which was third best in baseball at the time. ... 18 of final 21 appearances were scoreless August 7-October 1, posting a 1.23 ERA (22.0 IP, 3 ER) in that span. ... Walked just one batter in final 19 appearances (67 batters-faced) August 15-October 1. ... Struck out multiple batters on 24 occasions and three batters on six occasions. ... Was one of just two AL relievers and seven relievers in baseball with at least 10 holds (11) and 15 saves (16), the others being Santiago Casilla (12 H, 25 S), Steve Chisek (13 H, 15 S), Heath Bell (13 H, 19 S), Jonathan Broxton (10 H, 27 S), Grant Balfour (15 H, 24 S) and Tyler Clippard (13 H, 32 S). ... Ranked second in baseball in saves for a left-hander (16) behind Aroldis Chapman (38)...tied for fourth in AL in games among lefties (70). ... Named to 2013 USA roster for World Baseball Classic. 2011 Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the second time in his career and first time since 2009...Did not allow a run in his first 10 appearances (9.1 ip), April 1-24...allowed just one run in his first 17 appearances (18.2 ip), April 1-May 13, for a 0.48 ERA in that span...Struck out 13 of his 31 batters faced (42%) in a seven-game span (8.0 ip), May 7-18...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, May 22...went on rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, June 11-16... reinstated from disabled list, June 17...Did not allow a home run in his first 47 appearances (45.1 ip), April 1-August 8, until allowing one to David Ortiz, August 10 vs. Boston...Walked just one batter (July 9 at Chicago - Paul Konerko intentionally) in a 19-game stretch (16.2 ip), June 28-August 5...Allowed just one run in a 20-game span, posting a 0.51 ERA (17.2 ip, 1 er), June 26-August 5...Allowed just two hits in a 18-game span, holding opponents to a .041 average (2-for-49), June 29-August 5...Recorded his first career save with 0.2 scoreless innings, July 3 vs. Milwaukee...recorded his second career save in his next appearance, July 5 vs. Tampa Bay, pitching 0.1 scoreless inning (three pitches)...Posted a three-game winning streak, July 16-26...48 of his 65 appearances on the season were scoreless and he allowed multiple runs on just two occasions (back-to-back appearances - August 6 vs. Chicago and August 8 vs. Boston)...Struck out two-plus batters in 20 of his appearances...posted a 9.49 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings ratio...struck out at least one batter in 42 of his 65 appearances...His 65 strikeouts were second-most in the American League for a lefty reliever, behind Chicago's Chris Sale (79) and were eighth-most in baseball...his 65 appearances were the sixth-most for a lefty reliever in the American League...his strikeouts-per-9.0 innings ratio was 12th-highest in the American League for pitchers with a minimum of 50.0 innings pitched...Ranked third on the Twins staff in appearances...led Twins staff in strikeouts-per-9.0 innings...Was the recipient of the Joseph W. Haynes Award, given to the Twins Pitcher of the Year...was also given the Charles O. Johnson Award as the Most Improved Twin...both awards voted on by the Twins Cities chapter of the BBWAA 2010 Started the season with Triple-A Rochester...Started the season 1-8, 8.06 (73.2 ip, 66 er) in 16 starts in April, May and June combined...went 3-1, 2.50 (50.1 ip, 14 er) in 10 games (eight starts) in July, August and September combined at Rochester...Had season-high nine strikeouts (5.2 innings), May 27 at Durham...Recalled to Minnesota, August 11 and made a start that same night at Chicago (AL), allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits in 4.2 innings pitched...made three appearances out of the bullpen for the Twins before being optioned to Rochester, August 27...Recalled to Minnesota, September 6...finished his season at Rochester with a record of 4-9, 5.81 (124.0 ip, 80 er) with 98 strikeouts and 36 walks in 26 games (24 starts)...pitched 6.0-plus innings in six of his last 11 starts for the Red Wings...Did not allow a run in five consecutive appearances (6.1 ip), September 7-21...earned his only win of the season, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning of relief, September 21 vs. Cleveland...the win was the eventual AL Central clinching victory for the Twins. 2009 Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the first time in his career as the Twins number four starter...made his first start, allowing just one run on five hits in 8.0 innings, April 9 vs. Seattle...tossed 8.0 innings in each of his first three starts, April 9-19, including his first win on April 19 vs. Los Angeles (AL)...allowed no more than two runs in any of those first three, becoming the first pitcher to begin a season with three straight games of at least 8.0 innings and two-or-fewer runs allowed since Pat Hentgen did it for the Orioles in other pitcher has started a season with a three-game streak of that kind for the Twins since the club relocated to Minnesota in 1961...tied a career-low of 0.2 innings pitched, May 18 at New York (AL) before going on the 15-day disabled list, May 18 with inflammation in his left elbow...made two rehab starts at Single-A Ft. Myers and returned to the club on June 16...tossed 7.0 innings in three consecutive starts from June 21-July 1...placed on the 15-day disabled list, August 11 with left shoulder tendinitis...finished the season with Triple-A Rochester. 2008 Began season at Triple-A Rochester...recalled and made first Major League start, May 10 vs. Boston...tossed 6.0-plus innings in four consecutive starts, going 2-1, 2.77 (26.0 ip, 8 er), May 10-25...recorded first career win, May 20 vs. Texas...recorded second career win, May 25 at Detroit...season-high seven strikeouts on June 30 vs. Detroit...tossed season-high 8.0 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits for third career win, June 19 vs. Washington...won five straight decisions from June 19-July 18...allowed three earned runs-or-fewer in eight straight starts from June 9-July 18...tossed 6.0 shutout innings on July 18 vs. Texas, giving up just three hits...tied for first in the American League in wins for July (four)...five straight wins in six starts from July 29-August 27, including two 8.0 shutout inning performances vs. New York (AL) on August 11 and at Los Angeles (AL) on August 22...logged his 10th win on August 17 vs. Seattle becoming the 11th Twins pitcher in history to win at least 10 games in their rookie season...recorded the third most wins for a Twins pitcher in their rookie season tying Francisco Liriano (2006), Jesse Crain (2005), Mark Redman (2000) and Kevin Tapani (1990)...finished 15th on that same list for innings pitched...tied Jim "Mudcat" Grant (1965) and Camilo Pascual (1965) for fifth highest single-season winning percentage All-Time for a Twins starter (minimum of 20 starts) and fourth most by a lefthanded pitcher (Viola in '88 - .774; Santana in '04 - .769; Santana in '06 - .760), highest for a rookie...was 6-2, 4.71 (72.2 ip, 38 er) in 13 starts after the All-Star break. 2007 Began season at Triple-A Rochester...made one start for the Red Wings before being recalled April 12...season-high 4.0 innings, April 12 vs. Detroit...season-high three strikeouts, April 14 vs. Tampa Bay...placed on 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his left shoulder, May 22...pitched in one game for GCL Twins on rehab assignment, July assigment transferred to Ft. Myers, July 14-18...assigned to New Britain on injury rehab, August 17-30...reinstated from disabled list, September 11...did not allow a run in seven appearances (5.0 ip), September 12-28. 2006 Began season at New Britain and won his first game May 19 allowing just one run in 7.0 innings . . . tossed a shutout June 4 . . . promoted to Rochester, September 3 . . . contract selected, September 19 ... made major league debut, becoming the 27th native Minnesotan to play for the Twins, September 21 at Boston . . . pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out his first batter in debut . . . tossed a career-high 3.2 innings allowing just one run on one hit and struck out 5, September 29 vs. Chicago. 2005 Disabled with sprained left wrist, April 15-22 . . . was 1-0, 1.13 (16.0 ip, 2 er) in 4 starts, April 22-May 9 . . . was 2-0, 1.29 (21.0 ip, 3 er) in 3 starts, June 5-16 . . . season-high 14 strikeouts, June 11 at Lakeland . . . Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the Week, June 11-17 . . . season-high 9.0 innings and 6-hit shutout, June 16 vs. Clearwater . . . promoted to New Britain, June 23 . . . allowed 3 earned runs-or-less in 5 consecutive starts, going 1-1, 3.37 (26.2 ip, 10 er), June 24-July 15 . . . was 1-1, 3.00 (21.0 ip, 7 er) in 3 starts, August 21-September 1 . . . pitched for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League. 2004 Began season at Elizabethton . . . was 1-0, 2.25 (12.0 ip, 3 er) in 3 starts, July 6-17 . . . promoted to Quad Cities, July 21 . . . was 2-0, 1.30 (34.2 ip, 5 er) in 6 starts, August 8-September 4 . . . season-high 9 strikeouts, August 13 at season-high 5 rbi, July 18 vs. Battle Creek . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 10-21 (.476), July 29-August 3 . . . hit safely in 8 of 10 games, August 15-September 1 . . . threw out 24 of 92 (26%) runners attempting to steal. Beloit . . . season-high 7.0 innings, August 19 at Ft. Wayne. 2003 Began season at Elizabethton . . . season-high 10-game hit-streak, going 23-46 (.500), June 17-28 . . . Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, June 21-27 . . . season-high 5 rbi, June 24 at Martinsville . . . Twins' Minor League Player of the Month for June . . . Appalachian League Player of the Week, June 30-July 5 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, July 3-8 . . . reached base safely in 21 consecutive games, August 2-28 . . . was 8-21 (.381) in 5 games, August 2-8 . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 9-21 (.429), August 10-14 . . . homered in 3 consecutive games, August 13-14 . . . hit safely in 7 consecutive games, August 18-24 . . . promoted to Ft. Myers, August 30 . . . led Appalachian League in rbi and was second in hits . . . rated 19th Best Prospect in Appalachian League by Baseball America. 2002 Hit safely in 5 of 7 games, July 11-25 . . . season-high 3 rbi, July 16 at GCL Rangers . . . was 6-17 (.353) in 5 games, July 29-August 8 . . . threw out 8 of 25 (32%) runners attempting to steal.