March 23, 2008

Twins cut Perkins, more to come

The Twins have announced that they've optioned Glen Perkins to Triple-A, after his outings this Spring have gotten increasingly worse. He finishes camp with a 7.50 ERA through 12 innings. He will likely be used as a starter in Triple-A, and I doubt it'll be long before we see him in Minnesota again.

La Velle E. Neal III also mentioned a couple interesting nuggets:

Brian Bass looks to have made the team. He'd likely be used in the bullpen, and not the rotation, but they do have the option of using him as a spot starter.
Matt Tolbert appears "close" to making the team.
The Twins are expected to make a "bunch" of cuts on Monday
The Twins have agreed to a deal with the Washington Nationals that would allow them to send Rule V Draft choice, Garrett Guzman, down to Triple-A. There's no word yet on who the Twins received, but I will say that I'm a little sad the Twins didn't try to retain him. Sure, we're packed in Triple-A, but he's better than the majority of the options we have there anyways.
The Joe Nathan's rumored contract is not official just yet.

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