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Twins extend contract for closer Perkins

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Twins extend contract for closer Perkins
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The Minnesota Twins restructured the contract of closer Glen Perkins, who agreed to terms on a new four-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.

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The new deal covers the 2014 through 2017 seasons.

Perkins had been under contract through the 2015 season before agreeing to the extension.

He will now earn $4.025 million in 2014, $4.65 million in 2015, $6.3 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017. The deal also includes a $6.5 million club option for the 2018 season.

Perkins, 31, was 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA last season, when he recorded 36 saves in 40 save opportunities.

He was named to the All-Star Game in 2013 after he saved 21 games, with a 1.82 ERA in the first half of that season.

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