UPDATES & NEWS
Glen Perkins locked down the save after pitching a perfect ninth inning striking out one batter in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
The Twins closer is now 13-for-15 in save chances in 2014 and has now pitched three straight scoreless innings after getting blown up last Thursday. He is now sporting a 3.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through his first 21.1 innings while holding down a 30:3 K:BB rate. It is safe to say he is one of the top closer options in the American League moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Ravens announce extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith.
The deal is said to give him an average of just under $10 million per year. Smith was heading into the final year of his rookie contract – a reported $6.9 million option that the team picked up before last season. Considering his level of play and contributions on defense, it would have been quite the bargain but probably would have left a bad taste in the cornerback's mouth. He should be all smiles though heading into camp now with a new deal. Analysis: Howard Bender