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The Minnesota Twins are in the thick of the AL Wild Card race and have been successful all season in large part due to their All Star closer Glen Perkins. Recently, Perkins returned to the club after suffering from a neck injury, but he will be out what looks to be an extended amount of time due to back spasms.

Perkins told reporters that he “couldn’t get out of bed” Wednesday and “can barely walk” today resulting in the team not bringing him on their current road trip. Back spasms are a tricky injury that could linger for a long time. Perkins has converted 32 of 34 save chances in 2015 with a 2.68 ERA.

For the Twins, this is a set-back, but Kevin Jepsen, who was acquired at the trade deadline has filled in nicely in the closer role. Setup man Trevor May is also a candidate for save opportunities if Jepsen struggles or Perkins is out an extended amount of time. Minnesota is one game behind the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card spot in the AL.

Dan Schalk is the Head Writer for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk

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