Glen Weston Perkins...wife, Alisha (Weber)...daughters, Addison (11/21/06) and Lyla (8/10/08)...2001 graduate of Stillwater (MN) High School where he was named All-State in 2001...attended University of Minnesota where he was named First-Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American and was one of four collegiate baseball Freshmen of the Year in 2003...set school single-season record for strikeouts (117) in 2003...named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Big Ten in 2004...selected to Louisville Slugger team, Second-Team Collegiate Baseball News, Third-Team Baseball America and Third-Team ABCA All-American teams in 2004...named Midwest Scouts Association College Player of the Year in 2004...was first Big Ten pitcher in history to win all of his conference starts, going 8-0 in 2004...active supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, participating in inaugural Lefties Lunkers fishing tournament and the Light The Night Walk...along with his wife Alisha, hosts Fifteen's 5K run to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ...participates annually in Twins Winter Caravan.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for seventh time in career and sixth straight season. Appeared in 400th career game April 9 at Kansas City; recorded 500th career strikeout, fanning Mike Moustakas. Appeared in just two games for the Twins, pitching 2.0 total innings. Placed on 15-day April 13 with left posterior shoulder strain. Had season-ending surgery to repair torn labrum in left shoulder June 23, a surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for sixth time in career and fifth straight season....Made 300th career relief appearance April 17 vs. Cleveland.... Recorded 89th career save April 15 vs. Kansas City, passing Al Worthington and moving into sole possession of sixth on the Twins all-time list.... Recorded 100th career save May 15 vs. Tampa Bay, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning.... Did not walk a batter in first 19 games, a streak that lasted until May 20 at Pittsburgh, walking Jung-ho Kang; streak snapped at 19.0 innings.... Recorded 104th career save May 23 at Chicago-AL, tying Jeff Reardon for fifth on Twins all-time list...recorded 105th career save May 26 vs. Boston, passing Reardon and moving into sole possession of fifth....Saved 18th consecutive game May 27 vs. Boston, setting a Twins record for a save streak to begin a season...previous record held by Eddie Guardado, who saved 17 from March 31-June 5, 2003....Finished May with 13 saves, setting a Twins record for saves in a single month. ...Recorded 108th career save June 3 at Boston, tying Ron Davis for fourth on Twins all-time list...recorded 106th career save June 7 vs. Milwaukee, passing Davis and moving into sole possession of fourth. AMade 327th career relief appearance June 27 at Milwaukee, tying Al Worthington for eighth on the Twins all-time list for relief appearances... made 328th career appearance June 30 at Cincinnati, moving into sole possession of eighth place. ...Made 329th career relief appearance July 2 at Kansas City, tying Mike Trombley for seventh on the Twins all-time list for relief appearances... made 330th July 4 at Kansas City, moving into sole possession of seventh place.... Recorded 28th straight save July 8 vs. Baltimore, setting club record for a save streak, passing Nathan's 27 from May 8-August 15, 2004... the save also tied Guardado (116) for third on Twins all-time list...passed Guardado with 117th career save July 23 at Los Angeles-AL. ...Led the AL in saves (28) pre-All-Star break and posted a 1.21 ERA (37.1 IP, 5 ER) with opponents hitting .188 (26-for-138) with five walks and 36 strikeouts....Selected to third consecutive All-Star team, becoming the fourth Twins pitcher to ever be named to three consecutive All-Star teams (Camilo Pascual, 1961-1962 [2x]; Rick Aguilera, 1991-93; and Johan Santana, 2005-07)...pitched the ninth inning for the AL, allowing one run on one hit while throwing just nine pitches....Appeared in 376th career game July 8 vs. Baltimore, tying Jesse Crain and Jim Perry for eighth on Twins all-time list; appeared in 377th career game July 11 vs. Detroit, passing both and moving into sole possession of eighth....Blew first save July 18 at Oakland, allowing one run in the ninth inning of a 2-1 Twins lead, snapping save-streak at 28....Appeared in 378th career game July 23 at Los Angeles-AL, tying Brad Radke for seventh on Twins all-time list; appeared in 379th career game July 25 vs. New York-AL, passing Radke and moving into sole possession of seventh.... Saved 30th game of season August 7 at Cleveland, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning, giving him three straight 30-save seasons...became fourth closer in club history with three-or-more consecutive 30-save seasons, joining Jeff Reardon (1987-89), Rick Aguilera (1990-93) and Joe Nathan (2004-09)....Appeared in 386th career game August 15 vs. Cleveland, tying Juan Rincon for sixth on Twins all-time list; appeared in 387th career game August 16 vs. Cleveland, passing Rincon and moving into sole possession of sixth....Left New York to travel to Minnesota to receive cortisone shot in neck August 19, missing one game and met team in Baltimore the next day....Suffered back spasms in early September, missing 16 games....Pitched primarily out of the seventh and eighth inning in final half of September. AFinished tied for eighth in the AL in saves (32).
Converted first save April 3 at Chicago-AL with one scoreless inning, passing Mike Marshall and moving into sole possession of eighth on the Twins all-time list...Set season-high with save streak of 10 straight, done twice: April 3-May 11 and June 21-August 5...Selected to his second career All-Star Team - second consecutively - ranking fourth in the AL with 22 saves (25 opportunities) in 39 games pre-All-Star break, including a 2.97 ERA (39.1 IP, 13 ER)...Selected by AL Manager Boston's John Farrell...made first career All-Star appearance, tossing scoreless ninth inning to teammate Kurt Suzuki, earning the save and securing a 5-3 AL victory...Recorded 76th career save July 10 at Seattle, tying Ron Perranoski for seventh on the Twins alltime list; saved 77th career game July 21 vs. Cleveland, moving into sole possession of seventh place...Saved 30th game August 13 at Houston, becoming the sixth closer in Twins history to save 30 games in consecutive seasons, joining Ron Perranoski (1969-70), Jeff Reardon (1987-89), Rick Aguilera (1990-93), Eddie Guardado (2002-03) and Joe Nathan (2005-09)...Allowed just one home run in a stretch of 44 games (44.1 IP) May 1 (Game 1)-August 24, the home run coming June 8 vs. Houston, a grand slam by Jon Singleton; posted a streak of 28 games (28.0 IP) without allowing a home run during that time June 10-August 24...Recorded 88th career save September 14 at Chicago-AL, tying Al Worthington for sixth on the Twins all-time list...Made final appearance September 16 vs. Detroit and was shutdown for the season with a left forearm muscle strain and nerve irritation in left elbow...Saved 34 games (41 opportunities), the second most of his career and sixth most in the AL...Appeared in 63 games, tied for 10th most among left-handed relievers in the AL...Posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 6.00, the highest of career and ninth best in the AL among relievers and ninth best in baseball...Posted a walks-per-9.0 IP ratio of 1.61, the best of career, 10th best in the AL among relievers.
Earned the win in first appearance April 3 vs. Detroit, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning. Converted each of his first seven save opportunities April 6-May 9. Struck out at least one batter in 18 consecutive appearances April 16-June 4, totaling 31 in that span (17.2 IP). Did not allow a run in 11 June appearances (11.0 IP), allowing just four hits and one walk. Converted 14 consecutive save opportunities May 29-July 22...did not allow a run in that span, 19 straight appearances (19.1 IP). Did not allow a home run in 23 consecutive appearances May 25-July 23 with Twins went 22-1 in that span. Walked just two batters in a 25-game span (25.1 IP) May 15-July 22. Saved 21 games, posted a 1.82 ERA (34.2 IP, 7 ER) and held opponents to a .172 batting average in the first half and was selected to the American League All-Star team, the first of his career...he became the fourth Minnesota native to represent the Twins in the All-Star Game (Kent Hrbek, Jack Morris and Joe Mauer). Recorded 46th career save August 9 at Chicago-AL, passing Matt Capps (45) and moving into sole possession of 10th place on the Twins all-time list. Recorded 30th save August 22 at Detroit, becoming the 13th pitcher in club history to reach the 30-save plateau in a single season. Recorded 51st career save September 9 vs. Los Angeles-AL, tying Bill Campbell for ninth on Twins all-time list ... recorded 52nd career save September 10 vs. Oakland, passing Campbell and moving into sole possession of ninth place. Recorded 54th career save September 18 at Chicago-AL, tying Mike Marshall for eighth on the Twins all-time list. Led Twins relievers in strikeouts (77) and ranked third in the AL among left-handed relievers...struck out at least one batter in 49 of 61 appearances and multiple batters in 25 appearances. Ranked seventh in the AL in save percentage (90.0), ninth in saves (36) and opponent batting average for relievers (.196). Was given the Joseph W. Haynes Award for Twins Pitcher of the Year, voted on by the Twins Cities Chapter of the BBWAA ... also given Carl R. Pohlad Community Service Award, voted on by the Twins Community Fund Board of Directors.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for third time in career and second straight season. ... Allowed just two runs in 20-game span (19.1 IP) with an ERA of 0.93 May 13-June 30. ... Earned first win of season, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning May 29 vs. Oakland. ... Posted an ERA of 1.42 (12.2 IP, 2 ER) in 13 May appearances and a 1.54 ERA (11.2 IP, 2 ER)in 12 June appearances. ... Recorded third and fourth career saves in back-to-back appearances June 20 at Pittsburghand June 22 at Cincinnati in Matt Capps' absence (DL). ... Struck out at least one batter in nine straight games (13 total) June 5-25, his third longeststreak of career. ... Made 200th career appearance August 25 at Texas. ... Set single-season career-high with 66th appearance September 23 at Detroit. ... Converted 12 straight save opportunities July 20-September 28, which was third best in baseball at the time. ... 18 of final 21 appearances were scoreless August 7-October 1, posting a 1.23 ERA (22.0 IP, 3 ER) in that span. ... Walked just one batter in final 19 appearances (67 batters-faced) August 15-October 1. ... Struck out multiple batters on 24 occasions and three batters on six occasions. ... Was one of just two AL relievers and seven relievers in baseball with at least 10 holds (11) and 15 saves (16), the others being SantiagoCasilla (12 H, 25 S), Steve Chisek (13 H, 15 S), Heath Bell (13 H, 19 S), Jonathan Broxton (10 H, 27 S), Grant Balfour (15 H, 24 S) and TylerClippard (13 H, 32 S). ... Ranked second in baseball in saves for a left-hander (16) behind Aroldis Chapman (38)...tied for fourth in AL in games among lefties (70). ... Named to 2013 USA roster for World Baseball Classic.
Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the second time in his career and first time since 2009...Did not allow a run in his first 10 appearances (9.1 ip), April 1-24...allowed just one run in his first 17 appearances (18.2 ip), April 1-May13, for a 0.48 ERA in that span...Struck out 13 of his 31 batters faced (42%) in a seven-game span (8.0 ip), May 7-18...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, May 22...went on rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, June 11-16...reinstated from disabled list, June 17...Did not allow a home run in his first 47 appearances (45.1 ip), April 1-August 8, until allowing one to David Ortiz, August 10 vs. Boston...Walked just one batter (July 9 at Chicago - Paul Konerko intentionally) in a 19-game stretch (16.2 ip), June 28-August 5...Allowed just one run in a 20-game span, posting a 0.51 ERA (17.2 ip, 1 er), June 26-August 5...Allowed just two hits in a 18-game span, holding opponents to a .041 average (2-for-49), June 29-August 5...Recorded his first career save with 0.2 scoreless innings, July 3 vs. Milwaukee...recorded his second career save in his next appearance,July 5 vs. Tampa Bay, pitching 0.1 scoreless inning (three pitches)...Posted a three-game winning streak, July 16-26...48 of his 65 appearances on the season were scoreless and he allowed multiple runs on just two occasions (back-to-back appearances -August 6 vs. Chicago and August 8 vs. Boston)...Struck out two-plus batters in 20 of his appearances...posted a 9.49 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings ratio...struck out at least one batter in42 of his 65 appearances...His 65 strikeouts were second-most in the American League for a lefty reliever, behind Chicago's Chris Sale (79) and were eighth-most inbaseball...his 65 appearances were the sixth-most for a lefty reliever in the American League...his strikeouts-per-9.0 innings ratio was12th-highest in the American League for pitchers with a minimum of 50.0 innings pitched...Ranked third on the Twins staff in appearances...led Twins staff in strikeouts-per-9.0 innings...Was the recipient of the Joseph W. Haynes Award, given to the Twins Pitcher of the Year...was also given the Charles O. Johnson Award asthe Most Improved Twin...both awards voted on by the Twins Cities chapter of the BBWAA
Started the season with Triple-A Rochester...Started the season 1-8, 8.06 (73.2 ip, 66 er) in 16 starts in April, May and June combined...went 3-1, 2.50 (50.1 ip, 14 er) in 10 games(eight starts) in July, August and September combined at Rochester...Had season-high nine strikeouts (5.2 innings), May 27 at Durham...Recalled to Minnesota, August 11 and made a start that same night at Chicago (AL), allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits in 4.2innings pitched...made three appearances out of the bullpen for the Twins before being optioned to Rochester, August 27...Recalled to Minnesota, September 6...finished his season at Rochester with a record of 4-9, 5.81 (124.0 ip, 80 er) with 98 strikeouts and36 walks in 26 games (24 starts)...pitched 6.0-plus innings in six of his last 11 starts for the Red Wings...Did not allow a run in five consecutive appearances (6.1 ip), September 7-21...earned his only win of the season, tossing 1.0 scorelessinning of relief, September 21 vs. Cleveland...the win was the eventual AL Central clinching victory for the Twins.
Made the Twins Opening Day roster for the first time in his career as the Twins number four starter...made his first start, allowing just one run on five hits in 8.0 innings, April 9 vs. Seattle...tossed 8.0 innings in each of his first three starts, April 9-19, including his first win on April 19 vs. Los Angeles (AL)...allowed no more than two runs in any of those first three, becoming the first pitcher to begin a season with three straight games of at least 8.0 innings and two-or-fewer runs allowed since Pat Hentgen did it for the Orioles in 2001...no other pitcher hasstarted a season with a three-game streak of that kind for the Twins since the club relocated to Minnesota in 1961...tied a career-low of 0.2 innings pitched, May 18 at New York (AL) before going on the 15-day disabled list, May 18 with inflammation in his left elbow...made two rehabstarts at Single-A Ft. Myers and returned to the club on June 16...tossed 7.0 innings in three consecutive starts from June 21-July 1...placed onthe 15-day disabled list, August 11 with left shoulder tendinitis...finished the season with Triple-A Rochester.
Began season at Triple-A Rochester...recalled and made first Major League start, May 10 vs. Boston...tossed 6.0-plus innings in four consecutive starts, going 2-1, 2.77 (26.0 ip, 8 er), May 10-25...recorded first career win, May 20 vs. Texas...recorded second career win, May 25 at Detroit...season-high seven strikeouts on June 30 vs. Detroit...tossed season-high 8.0 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits for third career win, June 19 vs. Washington...won five straight decisions from June 19-July 18...allowed three earned runs-or-fewer in eight straight starts from June 9-July 18...tossed 6.0 shutout innings on July 18 vs. Texas, giving up just three hits...tied for first in the American League in wins for July (four)...five straight wins in six starts from July 29-August 27, including two 8.0 shutout inning performances vs. New York (AL) on August 11 and at Los Angeles (AL) on August 22...logged his 10th win on August 17 vs. Seattle becoming the 11th Twins pitcher in history to win at least 10 games in their rookie season...recorded the third most wins for a Twins pitcher in their rookie season tying Francisco Liriano (2006), Jesse Crain (2005), Mark Redman (2000) and Kevin Tapani (1990)...finished 15th on that same list for innings pitched...tied Jim "Mudcat" Grant (1965) and Camilo Pascual (1965) for fifth highest single-season winning percentage All-Time for a Twins starter (minimum of 20 starts) and fourth most by a lefthanded pitcher (Viola in '88 - .774; Santana in '04 - .769; Santana in '06 - .760), highest for a rookie...was 6-2, 4.71 (72.2 ip, 38 er) in 13 starts after the All-Star break.
Began season at Triple-A Rochester...made one start for the Red Wings before being recalled April 12...season-high 4.0 innings, April 12 vs. Detroit...season-high three strikeouts, April 14 vs. Tampa Bay...placed on 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his left shoulder, May 22...pitched in one game for GCL Twins on rehab assignment, July 11...rehab assigment transferred to Ft. Myers, July 14-18...assigned to New Britain on injury rehab, August 17-30...reinstated from disabled list, September 11...did not allow a run in seven appearances (5.0 ip), September 12-28.
Began season at New Britain and won his first game May 19 allowing just one run in 7.0 innings . . . tossed a shutout June 4 . . . promoted to Rochester, September 3 . . . contract selected, September 19 ... made major league debut, becoming the 27th native Minnesotan to play for the Twins, September 21 at Boston . . . pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out his first batter in debut . . . tossed a career-high 3.2 innings allowing just one run on one hit and struck out 5, September 29 vs. Chicago.
Disabled with sprained left wrist, April 15-22 . . . was 1-0, 1.13 (16.0 ip, 2 er) in 4 starts, April 22-May 9 . . .was 2-0, 1.29 (21.0 ip, 3 er) in 3 starts, June 5-16 . . . season-high 14 strikeouts, June 11 at Lakeland . . . Twins' MinorLeague Pitcher of the Week, June 11-17 . . . season-high 9.0 innings and 6-hit shutout, June 16 vs. Clearwater . . .promoted to New Britain, June 23 . . . allowed 3 earned runs-or-less in 5 consecutive starts, going 1-1, 3.37 (26.2 ip, 10er), June 24-July 15 . . . was 1-1, 3.00 (21.0 ip, 7 er) in 3 starts, August 21-September 1 . . . pitched for Grand Canyonin the Arizona Fall League.
Began season at Elizabethton . . . was 1-0, 2.25 (12.0 ip, 3 er) in 3 starts, July 6-17 . . . promoted to Quad Cities,July 21 . . . was 2-0, 1.30 (34.2 ip, 5 er) in 6 starts, August 8-September 4 . . . season-high 9 strikeouts, August 13 at season-high 5 rbi, July 18 vs. Battle Creek . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 10-21 (.476), July 29-August 3 . . . hit safelyin 8 of 10 games, August 15-September 1 . . . threw out 24 of 92 (26%) runners attempting to steal.Beloit . . . season-high 7.0 innings, August 19 at Ft. Wayne.
Began season at Elizabethton . . . season-high 10-game hit-streak, going 23-46 (.500), June 17-28 . . . Twins'Minor League Player of the Week, June 21-27 . . . season-high 5 rbi, June 24 at Martinsville . . . Twins' Minor LeaguePlayer of the Month for June . . . Appalachian League Player of the Week, June 30-July 5 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games,July 3-8 . . . reached base safely in 21 consecutive games, August 2-28 . . . was 8-21 (.381) in 5 games, August 2-8 . .. had 5-game hit-streak, going 9-21 (.429), August 10-14 . . . homered in 3 consecutive games, August 13-14 . . . hitsafely in 7 consecutive games, August 18-24 . . . promoted to Ft. Myers, August 30 . . . led Appalachian League in rbiand was second in hits . . . rated 19th Best Prospect in Appalachian League by Baseball America.
Hit safely in 5 of 7 games, July 11-25 . . . season-high 3 rbi, July 16 at GCL Rangers . . . was 6-17 (.353) in 5games, July 29-August 8 . . . threw out 8 of 25 (32%) runners attempting to steal.