Last night we learned that a grievance over how an injury was handled caused a snag in the Jon Garland deal, and now it looks like the Twins have a similar grievance on their hands. As Joe Christensen of The Star Tribune reports, southpaw Glen Perkins is considering filing a grievance over how Minnesota handled him as he battled shoulder this trouble this year, possibly delaying his arbitration years.
Perkins had been on the DL since August 9th, but was activated on September 2nd and optioned to Triple-A Rochester. After the demotion, Perkins asked to see another arm specialist and was cleared by Dr. Timothy Kremcheck, but has to wait for the dye used in an MRI to clear before he can pitch again.
The service time Perkins is missing out on while in the minors may cost him a shot at qualifying as a "Super Two," which he had been on pace to do. Had he reached Super Two status, he would have been eligible for arbitration after the season, but because of how the injury was handled, he wouldn't be arbitration eligible for another year.