White Sox don “Boston Strong, Sox Together” shirts before game Tuesday vs. Red Sox

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On the one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings and with the Boston Red Sox in town for a three-game series, the Chicago White Sox players, coaches, and trainers donned these “Boston Strong, Sox Together” shirts during pregame warmups on Tuesday evening at U.S. Cellular Field …

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That’s Paul Konerko up top and Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu at the bottom. Images courtesy of MLB.

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.