Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 3 years ago

Twins re-signed INF/OF Brian Dinkelman to a minor league contract.

He's been given a spring training invite. Dinkelman spent all of 2012 at Triple-A, batting just .252/.336/.378 with four homers. He'll provide minor league depth.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 3 years ago

Brian Dinkelman went 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and a walk in the Twins' 11-5 rout of the Pirates on Thursday.

Dinkelman was removed from the Twins' 40-man roster at the end of last season, only to be re-signed to a minor league contract. Versatility is his biggest asset, and the Twins are giving him time in the outfield while they're still uncertain about how they'll handle right field. Realistically, he's a 25th man at best. Ron Gardenhire, though, has a history of giving 25th men too much playing time.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Twins signed INF/OF Brian Dinkelman to a minor league contract.

Dinkelman became a minor league free agent after being removed from the 40-man roster last month. The 27-year-old made his major league debut this past season, batting .301/.346/.315 with zero homers and a .661 OPS over 78 plate appearances. He'll serve as organizational depth.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Twins have re-signed INF/OF Brian Dinkelman to a minor league contract.

Dinkelman became a minor league free agent after being removed from the 40-man roster last month. The 27-year-old made his major league debut this season, batting .301/.346/.315 with zero homers and a .661 OPS over 78 plate appearances.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Twins sent INF/OF Brian Dinkelman outright to Triple-A Rochester.

The move clears him from the Twins' 40-man roster. Dinkelman, 27, made his major league debut this season, batting .301/.346/.315 with zero homers and a .661 OPS over 78 plate appearances. He is a .271 career hitter in the minor leagues.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Brian Dinkelman went 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Sunday's 6-5 loss to Cleveland.

Coming off Saturday's 3-for-4 performance, the 27-year-old is batting .375 in 40 at-bats -- the only major league at-bats of his career. Dinkelman is a career .271 minor league hitter through six seasons. In other words, don't expect him to keep hitting .375 for the rest of the season.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Brian Dinkelman has left the Twins to attend his grandfather's funeral.

He will rejoin the club Thursday. Dinkelman has batted .296/.367/.296 in 11 games with the Twins this season.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Twins purchased the contract of INF/OF Brian Dinkelman from Triple-A Rochester.

Dinkleman went 4-for-14 (.286) with two RBI in a little over two weeks with the big club earlier this season. The 27-year-old will provide no more than bench depth for the Twins and can be ignored in even the deepest AL-only leagues.

Brian Dinkelman DH MIN 4 years ago

Twins sent INF/OF Brian Dinkelman outright to Triple-A Rochester.

He was cleared to make room for Joe Mauer on the 40-man and active rosters. Dinkleman went 4-for-14 (.286) with two RBI in a little over two weeks with the big club. The roster move means that the Twins plan to carry three catchers for now.