Twins sign Perkins to extension through 2017

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Updated: 3/14 3:39 pm

Fort Myers, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a four-year contract extension, covering the 2014-17 seasons.

Perkins, who was under contract through 2015, will 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 went 2-0 with a 2.30 ERA and 36 saves in 61 appearances last season. He was named to his first All-Star Game in 2013.

Originally selected by the Twins in the first round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Minnesota, Perkins has a career record of 28-17 with a 3.89 ERA and 54 saves in 276 games with the Twins.

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