|Twins closer Perkins has soreness in left side|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 10 May 2013 15:27|
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.