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Twins closer Glen Perkins returns sooner than expected from neck injury

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. 96 more words

Twins closer Glen Perkins could be available by Tuesday

Glen Perkins was diagnosed Wednesday with a bulging disk in his neck — an injury that had been bothering him for six weeks — but the 32-year-old closer got a cortisone shot and is suddenly looking like a pretty good bet to avoid the disabled list. 130 more words

Perkins returns to Twins after treatment for bulging disk

Glen Perkins was back with the Minnesota Twins in Baltimore on Thursday.

Perkins missed the final game of the Twins’ series in New York on Wednesday as he went back to Minneapolis for tests on his bothersome neck. 319 more words


Fantasy Closer Hot Seat: Glen Perkins' neck, Brad Boxberger's struggles, more

The Closer Hot Seat checks in every week on the highlights and lowlights of fantasy baseball saves.

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Glen Perkins received an injection on Wednesday to treat his sore neck. 384 more words


Twins closer Glen Perkins is struggling through neck problems again

For the second straight year a neck injury threatens to ruin Twins closer Glen Perkins’ otherwise outstanding season.

Last year he was cruising along with a 2.44 ERA through late August when he began to struggle while trying to pitch through a neck injury, allowing 10 runs in eight appearances before being shut down in mid-September. 72 more words

Extra-inning game goes Yanks' way for a change

Extra-inning games have not been a Yankees strength this year despite their excellent bullpen. Before Monday night, they had a 2-7 record after regulation, including 1-5 at Yankee Stadium. 487 more words

Milone Returns From DL To Help Twins Beat Indians 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tommy Milone returned from the disabled list and pitched five innings, Kurt Suzuki had two key RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. 412 more words