Glen Perkins cleared for spring training debut

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Glen Perkins’ comeback from last season’s September arm problems has been delayed by an oblique strain, but the Twins closer has finally been cleared to make his spring training debut.

Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that Perkins will pitch Saturday against the Orioles. He’s previously worked in some minor-league games, so Perkins should have enough time to get ready for the season.

Prior to the late-season injury Perkins had a 2.44 ERA and 64/9 K/BB ratio in 55 innings, saving 32 games.