The Minnesota Twins are not dealing with too many injuries at the moment. The only concern is with All-Star closer Glen Perkins who has been struggling with a mild right oblique strain. The injury occurred early last week and Perkins tried to come back later in the week, but the pain was still there.
Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com has an update on the Perkins situation:
It looks like the Minnesota native will start throwing again on Friday. He hopes to throw off the mound again on Saturday too.
In later tweets Bollinger notes that Perkins says the strain is really, really mild and that is only affects him when he throws off a mound. The problem obvious being that the mound is a required part of the game and has been for quite some time now.
On the surface it doesn’t look like this is too serious of an injury and it has to be believed that it isn’t if Perkins himself is saying so. The point of concern is that the injury has prevailed longer already than Perkins or anybody really expected.
The Twins are currently sporting a fairly decent bullpen, but the dynamic to t changes a lot if Glen Perkins can’t shut the door at the end of the game.