Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins is scheduled for his fifth bullpen session this Thursday as he grows closer to finally getting to be able to pitch in an exhibition game which would mark a major turning point in his comeback from shoulder surgery. Perkins underwent labrum surgery in his shoulder last season and suffered a setback leading into spring training but he is feeling better and better with five weeks to go in spring training. Be that as it may, Perkins is not expected to be ready to go for Opening Day as Brandon Kintzler will close games early on in the season. I have said from the beginning that Kintzler is not worth the expected trouble given his brutal K/9 rate and very hittable stuff. Meanwhile Perkins is looking like more and more of a decent very late round grab as he should eventually pitch in the ninth inning again once healthy.