The Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a multi-year contract extension worth $21.5 million. The deal is good through the 2017 season with an option for 2018. Perkins has been successful since his move to the closer role in 2012 and saved 36 games for the Twins in 2013 with an ERA of 2.30. A Stillwater native, he's another hometown boy on the squad along with Mauer and has been a fan favorite since his move to the bullpen. Last year he was elected to his first All-Star game and if he stays consistent with no injuries, the extension will definitely be money well spent.