Glen Perkins registered his 18th save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-2 victory over the White Sox.
After being unavailable due to flu-like symptoms the last time the Twins needed his services, Perkins was available Thursday and got the job done. He has now converted 18 of his first 20 save opportunities in 2014 while sitting on a 2.67 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through 30.1 innings. Although having a left-handed closer is not ideal in the least, he has managed to get the job done at a high rate, making him one of the more reliable fantasy options at a very unreliable position. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to talk with the Twins.
With a $12.85M winning bid, the Twins now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Park and his agent. If they don't, they will be refunded the money and Park will return to the KBO. The Korean slugger batted .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs last season for the Nexen Heroes and hit 52 the year before. The KBO is notoriously hitter-friendly, so take those numbers with a grain of salt. He should still be able to hit for power, but given the dimensions of Target Field, 25 home runs is more of a realistic expectation. Analysis: Howard Bender