Posted by: gravessack | August 19, 2017

The Return Of Perkins

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins pitching in a game on August 17, 2017

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins pitching in a game on August 17, 2017

After a 16-month absence, Twins pitcher Glen Perkins has returned! Perkins, who hadn’t pitched in a major league game since April 10, 2016, returned to the mound on August 17, 2017. He recorded just one out, walked a batter, hit two batters and gave up two earned runs. While it wasn’t a good return at all for Perkins, it was good just to see him pitch again, especially since he wasn’t sure if he would ever pitch again after an extremely long recovery from shoulder surgery.

While Perkins could give the Twins a significant boost as they try to make the playoffs, he will have to pitch a lot better over the final six weeks of the regular season. He has an option for 2018 in his contract, meaning the Twins could pick the option up and keep him for next year or release him. Perkins was an All-Star in 2014 and 2015, so it will be very interesting to see how much he can improve over the remainder of 2017, now that he just started pitching in the majors after nearly a year and a half. Read more on Glen Perkins’ return here.

Written by: Sam Graves

*Michael Sack came up with the idea for this post.

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