A’s donate full postseason share worth $34,325 to charity

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I wrote yesterday about MLB distributing $65 million in postseason shares to teams that participated in the playoffs and the A’s decided to do something very nice with part of their $2.1 million allotment.

Each “full share” for an A’s player equaled $34,325 and at the urging of Jonny Gomes–who has since signed with the Red Sox–they decided to donate one full share to charity.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has the details:

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.