Glen Perkins

Twins closer Glen Perkins out indefinitely, “can barely walk” due to back spasms

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Twins closer Glen Perkins recently returned to action after missing time with a neck injury, but now he’s skipping the team’s upcoming road trip due to back spasms.

Perkins told reporters that he “couldn’t get out of bed” Wednesday and “can barely walk” today, so suffice it to say the Twins may be without their All-Star closer for a significant length of time.

Despite some rough patches in the second half surrounding his injury issues Perkins has been fantastic overall this season by converting 32 of 34 save chances with a 2.68 ERA and 46/8 K/BB ratio.

Trade deadline pickup Kevin Jepsen will fill in for Perkins as Minnesota’s closer, with Trevor May serving as the primary setup man.