Gio Gonzalez caught a big fish

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The offseason, when on goes trolling players’ Instagram accounts to see what they’re doing with their free time. Gio Gonzalez is the leader in the Cool Story, Bro clubhouse with this:

Yep. A big ol’ sailfish that took him 47 minutes to reel in. No one tell Paul Daugherty. He’d probably want to tell Gonzalez to stay in bed and rest and then his head would explode from the contradiction.

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.