Skip to main content

Tracking Glen Perkins: promoted again

Perkins has been working his way up the minors in comeback attempt.

Glen Perkins hopes he will be back with the Twins sooner than later, and signs are pointing toward that becoming a reality. 

He hasn't pitched in a big league game in over 13 months. He has spent the majority of that time rehabbing from labrum surgery during the 2016 season.

Perkins has had some recent break-throughs and milestones during his comeback attempt. He pitched a scoreless inning just a few weeks ago in his first live action post-surgery. 

This week, Perkins will head south to Double-A Chattanooga for three pre-planned pitching appearances. Perkins says "there is no reason" he shouldn't be able to rejoin the big league club if his stint in Double-A goes smoothly. 

Hypothetically if he makes it up to the big leagues before the season comes to an end, the Twins do have a slight vacancy at the position that made him an all-star before his injuries. They traded away closer Brandon Kintzler on deadline day this season. 

Twins fans will have to wait and see if Glen has enough gas left in his tank to earn back the closer role.

Next Up

unnamed-5

Beloved Eagan Dairy Queen says goodbye

A summer staple has shuttered in Eagan.

Screen Shot 2022-08-16 at 3.44.22 PM (2)

Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.

Michael Miller

Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce

Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.

Mystic Lake

Charges: Man attacked Mystic Lake security with 2x4

A chaotic scene unfolded after the man approached the bell stand late Friday.

unnamed

SWAT presence in Eagan neighborhood Tuesday morning

There's a developing story out of Eagan.

minneapolis-ge69a86d93_1280

Comedian claims hotel bed bug ruined his Twin Cities visit

The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Minneapolis states otherwise.

Related

Is a Glen Perkins return on the horizon?

Perkins took a big first step in his journey back to the Majors post labrum surgery.

Shoulder discomfort causes Glen Perkins to push back bullpen session

Glen Perkins isn't ready to throw off the mound just yet.

Shoulder discomfort causes Glen Perkins to push back bullpen session

Glen Perkins isn't ready to throw off the mound just yet.

Twins veteran Glen Perkins: 'There's no way we're that bad'

The Twins are adamant that they won't be as bad as they were in 2016.

Twins veteran Glen Perkins: 'There's no way we're that bad'

The Twins are adamant that they won't be as bad as they were in 2016.

Twins activate Glen Perkins, he hasn't pitched at Target Field in 22 months

His last pitch in a game at Target Field was Oct. 2, 2015.