Brooks Robinson was hospitalized on March 31 following emergency surgery, but the 73-year-old Hall of Famer has been discharged.
According to the hospital Robinson received more than 500 get-well e-mails during his stay and the longtime Orioles third baseman issued a statement noting that he “spent countless hours reading your kind words of encouragement.”
Robinson was treated for prostate cancer in 2009 and is currently cancer-free. In an interview with the Associated Press, he said: “I am well on my way to a full recovery.”
According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.
Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.
Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.