The Braves announced on Tuesday afternoon that the club has placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 10-day disabled list — retroactive to April 8 — with a strained right hamstring. Infielder Johan Carmargo has been called up from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Kemp suffered the injury on Friday against the Pirates after hitting a single in the sixth inning. The 32-year-old was off to a hot start, batting .500/.529/1.125 with four doubles, a pair of home runs, and four RBI in 17 plate appearances.
Emilio Bonifacio is starting for the Braves in left field against the Marlins on Tuesday night and figures to get most of the starts there while Kemp is out.
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.