Hey Puig! Respect The Game! — oh, wait. You are. Carry on then.

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Below is a picture of Yasiel Puig literally respecting the game. The caption he wrote under the pic:

thank you sir for giving me the opportunity to learn the history of this great baseball player this will be another inspiration to keep fighting hard in my career #baseball #clemente #21 #3000 #mlb #mlbfancave #thanks #goodday #goodtime #goodbless

 

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.