- Glen Perkins' rehab from his shoulder surgery is proceeding as scheduled, with no setbacks;
- Glen Perkins may open the 2017 season on the disabled list.
The word out of TwinsFest during the weekend: Perkins,who has spent much of January in Fort Myers, is throwing balls 120 feet at about 75 percent effort. He has not thrown off a mound yet, but expects to do so before training camp officially opens.
Perkins, via the Pioneer Press's Mike Berardino: “It’s going to be down to the finish line at the end of spring training whether I’m ready or not.” And: "I’ve been able to check every box. Every day, whatever was scheduled that day, I’ve been able to do.”
I've said this before: The Twins should not be expecting the All-Star Perkins this year. Indeed, if last summer's surgery involved reattaching his labrum (as reported in this piece from Derek Wetmore of ESPN 1500). just getting back to a major league mound would be impressive. Shoulders are difficult.