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Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 23: Closer Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins pitches the ninth inning on his way to a save against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Twins won 3-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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According to’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.

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