Adam Dunn is all but done. And talk about changing the balance of power, here’s the latest tweet from Joe Cowley:
Several Sox players are under the belief that not only is Dunn done deal, but PK [Paul Konerko] is close. Seems the demise of JR’s checkbook is exaggerated
I have no idea if a team’s players are the best source for this kind of thing, but one way they would know is if their buddy Konerko was texting them stuff like “no worries; my deal is almost done.”
Getting both Dunn and Konerko would be huge for the White Sox. Expensive, but huge. Having the two of them in the lineup together could launch them past the Twins if each team’s remaining moves break even.
The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.
Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.
From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.