Minneapolis, MN (Learfield Wire Services) - The Minnesota Twins activated left-hander Glen Perkins from the 60-day disabled list prior to the opener of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians.

Perkins has yet to pitch this season as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

“It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication from a lot of people,” the 34-year-old Perkins said. “Over the last 16 months all the people that have had a hand in helping me get back, I’m appreciative and thankful for them. There’s too many to list. The trainers and the pitching coaches I had while I was rehabbing, the advice I got from those guys and all the hard work that everybody put in I’m grateful for. Without them I wouldn’t be here, but it’s exciting."

Perkins has posted an 0-1 mark with a 6.14 ERA in eight rehab appearances in Minnesota’s minor league system.

A three-time All-Star, Perkins has notched a 35-25 record with 120 saves and a 3.83 ERA in 401 career appearances with the Twins.

In a corresponding move, Minnesota placed left-hander Dietrich Enns on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Enns was acquired from the New York Yankees in the Jaime Garcia trade on July 29. He has allowed four runs in four innings over two appearances.


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