Twins Closer Perkins retires 25 Jan 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins has confirmed his expected retirement. He ends a 12-year major league career with 120 saves. Perkins made the announcement on Twitter, writing that he’s planning to spend time with his family and continue cultivating his hobbies including brewing beer, smoking meat and woodworking. The three-time All-Star finishes with a 3.88 ERA.