Kay and I come at you from Citi Field in the runup to the All-Star Game. Hear from some of the All-Stars themselves, watch me dance to music which — I swear — was really loud where we were but which you can’t really hear on the video. So I look like a yutz. Again.
On my way to the ballpark. Be sure to keep it locked in to HBT tonight for updates from the Midsummer Classic.
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.