Brian Dinkelman DH MIN Sep 01 '78

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 Jan 07 '78

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 Aug 23 '77

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 Aug 20 '77

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 Jul 30 '77

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 Jun 29 '77

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 Jun 24 '77

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 Jun 14 '77

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 Mar 26 '77

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.