MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Glen Perkins has finally returned to the Minnesota Twins, with the bonus of a playoff race and a bullpen in need of some help.
He's not the hard-throwing three-time All-Star closer he once was. He's just grateful for another chance to be on a major league mound after missing more than 16 months because of shoulder trouble.
"I did everything I could to hold up my end of the bargain and try to make it as quick as I could, and they've held up their end of the bargain," Perkins said. "They're going to give me a chance to pitch, and that's all I really wanted out of this whole thing." (MORE)