The Minnesota Twins two time All-Star closer Glen Perkins was unavailable Friday with a stiff neck. Perkens is day-to-day and is being replaced by Jared Burton.
Perkins, 31, has given up at least one hit in six straight outings. However, in his last five outings he has a 9.00 ERA, giving up a two-run walk-off home run to Alex Gordon at Kansas City, and he took the loss Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels.
He has been solid overall this season, converting 33 of 38 save chances, but he has suffered two blown saves and two losses over the past month.