Brian Cashman is still waiting, just like the rest of us

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Ready for the latest on Cliff Lee? Well, there’s not much to report.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Tyler Kepner of the New York Times that much like the rest of us, he’s still playing the waiting game:

“They have not made any decision, same as yesterday… He’s got a life decision to make, and he’ll make one here someday.”

Sigh. Anything could happen still, but it sure sounds like there won’t be anything breaking tonight.

Ah well, at least that means another day of blogging about Brian Bruney for Craig and Aaron.

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkins’ 2018 option

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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.