Perkins Back in Lineup
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.