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Perkins hurts shoulder again, setting back rehab

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins left-hander Glen Perkins suffered a significant setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury, pushing his return back indefinitely.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins left-hander Glen Perkins suffered a significant setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury, pushing his return back indefinitely.

Out since May 22 with a mild muscle strain, Perkins was originally expected to miss about a month. He was on a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Fort Myers when he left Saturday's game due to discomfort in his throwing shoulder after only one inning.

Manager Ron Gardenhire received a discouraging report Sunday morning from the medical staff, learning that Perkins aggravated the injury and was back to square one.

"And that's a long ways back," Gardenhire said.

The 24-year-old Perkins, a 2004 first-round draft pick, pitched well in long relief -- posting a 3.80 ERA in 23 2-3 innings before the injury.

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