MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins has soreness in his left side, making him unavailable to pitch in the series opener against Baltimore.
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said before Friday's game against the Orioles that Perkins was hurt while striking out Boston's Shane Victorino on Thursday. Perkins struck out two in a hitless ninth inning against the Red Sox for his eighth save in as many chances this season.
Perkins has a 3.55 ERA in 13 appearances, with eight hits and five walks allowed in 12 2-3 innings. He has 20 strikeouts.
The 30-year-old left-hander took over as the closer last season. Since the start of 2011, he has a 2.61 ERA with 163 strikeouts in 144 2-3 innings.

Recent MLB Discussions

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers shoot to spoil 'Zona prospect's debut Arizona fans haven’t had a ton about which to get excited this season. Perhaps Braden Shipley can inject a little optimism in a few short hours.
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Free Pick After a losing road trip, will the Giants get back on track with a win tonight against the Reds when they return home for a 10:15PM ET matchup?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction After sweeping the Angels over the weekend, will the Astros beat the visiting Yankees tonight to win their fifth in a row?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Royals Prediction After being swept by the Astros over the weekend, are the Angels a poor bet to beat the Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Marlins Picks With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Phillies and Marlins play under the total tonight or go over in their 7:10PM ET matchup?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement