Ex-QC pitcher Perkins retires

Former Quad City River Bandits pitcher Glen Perkins announced his retirement Wednesday following a major-league career that spanned 12 years with the Minnesota Twins.

The southpaw earned 120 saves during his MLB career, ranking him third all-time among Twins pitchers. He was an All-Star in 2013, 2014 and 2015, but underwent surgery for a torn labrum in 2016 and needed 16 months to return to the majors.

As a minor-leaguer, Perkins made nine starts in the Midwest League. He went 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 12 walks in 48.1 innings for the 2004 River Bandits.

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