Glen Perkins went 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA and 36 saves in 61 appearances last season.
Fort Myers, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Minnesota Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a four-year contract extension, covering the 2014-17 seasons.
Perkins, who was under contract through 2015, will earn $4.025 million in 2014, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The deal also includes a $6.5 million club option for the 2018 season.
Perkins went 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA and 36 saves in 61 appearances last season. He was named to his first All-Star Game in 2013.
Sandberg's not fooling anyone
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg can downplay it all he wants, but his no comment toward his most tenured player's influence on the team spoke volumes this week.
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins was out of the Phillies' lineup for a third straight day on Thursday and had no idea why. Rollins said he was given no explanation since he hadn't talked to his manager in a few days, while Sandberg said it was because the 35-year-old needed a bit of a break, despite just getting over a bout with the flu.
Rollins wasn't just left out of the lineup, his name was whited out.