UPDATES & NEWS
Glen Perkins earned his 26th save of the season despite allowing one run on two hits in the ninth innings of the Twins' 2-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
The run allowed was just the second for Perkins this month, a span of 12 appearances (12 innings). Her continues to be one off the more underrated closers out there, likely because he pitches for the Twins, and has maintained a solid 2.78 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP> Word has it that a number of teams have inquired about the availability of Perkins in a deal, but it doesn't appear that Minnesota is considering any of the offers. Continue to roll with him as your closer the rest of the way.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Lions will not use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.
There has been a lot of back-and-forth internally as to whether the Lions want to bring Suh back and obviously cost is a major issue as he will command quite the hefty salary on the open market. But they won't use the franchise tag here as they know the bitterness it will cause between player and team. Look for the Lions to make the defensive lineman a competitive offer but they won't break the bank to keep him. Analysis: Howard Bender