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 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 02:23 am
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Nothing seems to be going right for the Minnesota Twins to start the 2016 season, and the club, which is already off to an 0-7 start, received some more bad news Wednesday.

The team announced closer Glen Perkins will be put on the 15-day disabled list with a left posterior shoulder strain.

Perkins hasn't exactly gotten the chance to prove his value in the closer's role this season, only getting one opportunity to save a game, which he ended up blowing after allowing two runs against the Kansas City Royals on April 10.

The 33-year-old, who also displayed poor velocity throughout spring, will likely be replaced by Kevin Jepsen in the closer role.

Over the course of 11 big-league seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins has saved 120 ball games, while earning a 3.83 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

Left-hander Taylor Rogers was recalled in a corresponding move.