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  1. Twins closer Glen Perkins returns sooner than expected from neck injury

    Aug 24, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    He jumped back into the mix in the 11th inning of a tie game.

  2. Twins closer Glen Perkins could be available by Tuesday

    Aug 23, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

    86th MLB All-Star Game

    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 good bet to avoid the disabled list.

  3. Twins closer Glen Perkins is struggling through neck problems again

    Aug 19, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Glen Perkins

    Things could get very ugly in Minnesota’s bullpen.

  4. Alex Rodriguez hits three homers as Yankees beat the Twins

    Jul 25, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs to help the Yankees take down the Twins on Saturday.

  5. Pitchers and reserves for 2015 MLB All-Star Game announced

    Jul 6, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

    All-Star Logo

    The starters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Sunday, so now it’s time to learn the pitchers and reserves who have been selected to represent the American League and National League at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14…

  6. Twins call up prospect Alex Meyer after switch to bullpen

    Jun 25, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays

    Meyer was moved to the bullpen at Triple-A one month ago.

  7. Great Moments in Scaring the Heck Out of Your Bullpen Coach

    Jun 23, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Twins logo

    Everyday Eddie Guardado may need to take a day off today.

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2015, 7:24 AM EDT

    Todd Frazier

    More blowouts. More position players pitching. A couple of heroic performances. We had a little of everything last night.

  9. Settling the Score: Thursday’s results

    Jun 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

    BOSTON, MA - JUNE 4:  Manager John Farrrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox walks to the mound to relieve  Koji Uehara #19 during the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on June 4, 2015. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

    Thursday’s box scores and recaps…

  10. First place! Twins sweep Red Sox, improve to 10 games above .500

    May 27, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

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    Crazy things are happening in Minnesota.

  11. Twins put Brian Duensing on disabled list, call up Caleb Thielbar

    Apr 17, 2015, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Duensing had an ugly outing Thursday in which he turned a blowout into a save situation for closer Glen Perkins.

  12. Twins have inquired about watching Rafael Soriano throw

    Mar 27, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    The Twins reportedly have a bit of interest in free agent reliever Rafael Soriano.

  13. Glen Perkins cleared for spring training debut

    Mar 20, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Perkins’ comeback from last season’s September arm problems has been delayed by an oblique strain.

  14. Glen Perkins is “strong and healthy” after late-season arm problems

    Mar 2, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Since shifting to the bullpen full time in 2011 the Minnesota native has a 2.74 ERA and 286/63 K/BB ratio in 256 innings.

  15. Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean?

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia AP

    Since there’s no such thing as a stupid question …

  16. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

  17. Glen Perkins has learned his lesson about pitching through an injury

    Sep 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Glen Perkins

    Glen Perkins tried to tough out an injury and it didn’t go so well, but he seems to have learned his lesson.

  18. Twins shut down closer Glen Perkins with nerve irritation

    Sep 19, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Perkins, who had a 2.44 ERA as recently as August 25, finishes the season with a 3.65 ERA and 66/11 K/BB ratio in 62 innings while saving 34 games.

  19. Twins closer Glen Perkins unavailable due to neck injury

    Sep 17, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Perkins had a 2.44 ERA with just two homers allowed and a 64/9 K/BB ratio in his first 55 innings, but in his last eight appearances he’s given up 10 runs–including five homers–in 6.1 innings for a 14.21 ERA and .429 opponents’ batting average.

  20. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  21. American League beats National League 5-3 in 2014 All-Star Game; Mike Trout named MVP

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

    85th MLB All Star Game

    A rocky start, a grooved pitch, a fond farewell and the granting of home field advantage in the World Series to the Junior Circuit.

  22. Pat Neshek’s soaring triumph tinged with sorrow

    Jul 15, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    MINNEAPOLIS — The most remarkable and wonderful part about the Pat Neshek story is that it isn’t one story. It is 10 different stories going over top of each other like different children’s hands working their way up the handle of a baseball bat in that game to decide who hits first. When Neshek starts crying…

  23. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

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