Roy Halladay leaves the Phillies to attend to a personal matter

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This is one of those deals where the headline has all of the information we know, but whatever. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com:

One day after failing to protect a six-run lead, Phillies ace Roy Halladay is not with the club for Thursday’s game against Atlanta. According to sources, Halladay is tending to a personal family issue. Sources say the pitcher is healthy.

Not a good couple of days for Halladay.  Hope all is well with the guy and his family.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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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.