It’s a very quiet night around MLB, with only five games on the schedule, but we still have some action going on. For example, check out this awesome diving play from Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos:
Great to see for the Nationals. Ramos has struggled to stay healthy during his career — including a five-week stay on the DL this year following hamate bone surgery — but he’s an impact player when he’s in the lineup.
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.