The Glen Perkins file
Age: 34 (born March 2, 1983, in St. Paul)
Height: 6-0 • weight: 205 pounds • position: LHP
Background: Attended Stillwater High School, helping the Ponies baseball team to the Class 3A state tournament in 2001. … Followed that by pitching for the Gophers, going 19-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 216 ⁱ⁄₃ innings. As a junior, he was named 2004 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year. … Drafted 22nd overall by the Twins in 2006, he became the highest-drafted Gophers player since 1990.
With the Twins: Made his debut Sept. 21, 2006, and was included on the Twins postseason roster. … Went 12-4 with a 4.41 ERA as a starter in 2008. … Eventually turned into a reliever, first as a setup man before taking over closer duties in 2012. … Named to three consecutive All-Star teams from 2013 to ’15, earning a save in 2014 at Target Field pitching to Twins teammate Kurt Suzuki. … Missed most of the past two seasons because of injuries, making only 10 appearances. … Finished his MLB career 35-25 with a 3.88 ERA in 12 seasons, with 120 saves.