Was Twins All-Star Glen Perkins almost cut in 2011?

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Yes friends, he nearly was.

The Twins closer who will be making his All-Star debut tomorrow night, nearly had his Twins career end prior to the 2011 season, with Minnesota having to pull some strings to make sure they could hang onto the powerful leftie.

Minnesota sure is happy they did now, with the Stillwater native and 2004 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year for the University of Minnesota blossoming into one of the best closers in all of baseball. He has not given up a run in over a month in a half while converting 11 consecutive save opportunities.

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