From the official Twitter account of the San Diego Padres …
Quentin missed the first six weeks of the 2014 regular season with a left knee injury (he had his right knee surgically repaired last September). The oft-injured 31-year-old is in the Padres’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds, playing left field and batting cleanup. He had an .855 OPS in 82 games last summer.
The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.
Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.
From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.