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Glen Perkins Contract: Twins Signs Pitcher To 3-Year Extension

The Minnesota Twins have signed reliever Glen Perkins to a three-year contract extension, according to

The deal, which was finalized Thursday, is worth a guaranteed $10.3 million and runs through the 2015 season; the Twins have a club option for 2016.

According to the report, Twins executive vice president and general manager Terry Ryan was effusive about the lefty:

We are very pleased to reach this agreement with Glen. He has been a reliable reliever for us and has helped stabilize the back end of our bullpen in the setup role. When we were looking for someone to step up last year, it was Glen who seized the opportunity and pitched the way we knew he could, after selecting him out of the University of Minnesota.

Perkins, who was selected 22nd overall in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, is coming off a career year. He had a 2.48 ERA in 65 appearances and struck out 65 batters in 61.2 innings.

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