Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien will undergo surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday, MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. The surgery will repair a fracture of the scaphoid bone. The team does not yet have a timetable for Semien’s return, but he will be reevaluated in six weeks.
Semien played through discomfort with his right wrist during spring training and the start of the regular season. He hit a paltry .171/.370/.229 in 46 plate appearances.
Adam Rosales started on Sunday for the A’s in place of Semien and he’ll figure to get the lion’s share of playing time at shortstop while Semien 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.