Glen Perkins has been identified as the ideal player to help the Detroit Tigers slide into the ninth inning, even though the Minnesota Twins have repeatedly stated he will not be allowed to leave the club.
The homegrown closer is currently 20 for 22 in save chances this season and is striking out an impressive 12.6 batters per nine innings, while walking just 2.1 per nine.
Those statistics further support why the Twins won't allow Perkins to leave - he is currently in his first of a three-year contact, worth around $10.3m - meaning that it is virtually impossible for the Tigers to get their man.
Perkins is seen as one of the best relievers on the market, along with Jonathan Papelbon, yet neither are available.
The Tigers need a closer, and following Perkins' amazing 2013 so far he is seen as their first choice.
It will be interesting to see how they set out to land the Minnesota man, perhaps suggesting a trade as part of the deal.
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