Previewing the Minnesota Twins impending free agents

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Glen Perkins of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)
Glen Perkins of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 30: Glen Perkins
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 30: Glen Perkins /

The Minnesota Twins will be looking at a few free agents this offseason from their roster. Who will they bring back?

While the Minnesota Twins traded away a couple of their prime free agents after the season when they moved Jaime Garcia and Brandon Kintzler at the trade deadline, they do still have some decisions to make.

Glen Perkins

The one option consideration that the Twins will have is an emotional one for sure. Long-time Twin, former Gopher, Stillwater native, Perkins has a long history in the Minnesota area, so just cutting ties is tough to consider.

After having a pretty intense surgical procedure on his shoulder in 2016, Perkins fought back to make it back to the majors this season. His results were not at all what he would have liked, however, as he posted a 9.53 ERA and 2.29 WHIP and 5/2 BB/K over 5 2/3 IP over 8 appearances.

Previous to 2016, Perkins had one of the best runs of a closer in team history, making three straight All Star games from 2013-2015, and collecting 102 saves in those three seasons.

Perkins had a very emotional send-off in the game September 30th against the Tigers, collecting the last out for the Twins and asking for the ball on his way off the field. That would seem to indicate that Glen knows he’s at the end of the road as far as his career goes. The Twins will most likely buy out his option for 2018 at a cost of $700K, but don’t be surprised if he ends up resurfacing in the organization.

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