The Twins called up starting pitcher Jose Berrios on Tuesday, and as the 21-year-old met his new major-league teammates in the dugout, reliever Glen Perkins was seen in the background giving the middle finger. Though it appeared that Perkins was flipping off Berrios, the actual target wasn’t in frame.
Spot the gesture about five seconds into the video:
Perkins said that his middle finger was intended for Twins photographer Brace Hemmelgarn:
The verdict on Perkins’s bird: not as dramatic as it appeared, but still good.