Twins Outright Dinkelman, Dumatrait

The Twins announced that they outrighted utility player Brian Dinkelman and left-hander Phil Dumatrait to Triple-A. They now have 36 players on their 40-man roster.

Dinkelman, 27, made his Major League debut this year, appearing in 23 games and getting regular playing time in September. He played second, left and right and finished the season with a .301/.346/.315 line in 78 plate appearances. In 526 Triple-A plate appearances this year, the 2006 draft pick posted a .243/.316/.324 line.

Dumatrait, 30, appeared in 45 games for the Twins this year, posting a 3.92 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9 in 41 1/3 innings out of the bullpen. MLBTR's Steve Adams noted in early September that the success of Glen Perkins and Brian Duensing's likely move to the 'pen made Dumatrait expendable.

21 Responses to Twins Outright Dinkelman, Dumatrait Leave a Reply

  1. Dinkelman….

    • Christopher Soto 4 years ago

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA this guy deserves at least +15 likes for that one.

      Bringing it back to the Fairly OddParents, kids shows used to be way better back in the 90’s but they were def one of the better 00’s shows

  2. bglaszcz 4 years ago

    Twins sure are clearing some room. What are they up to?

  3. Christopher Soto 4 years ago

    Not IDEAL but still Two useful bench/bullpen guys that a team could pick up.

  4. bleachercreature 4 years ago

    so much for the Twins making a run for the infield with the silliest names. Plouffe and Parmelee will have to do.

  5. NordeastMPLSTwinsFan 4 years ago

    He was my favorite Twin to cheer for in September.  How can you not enjoy a name like that?  DINKELMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Alex 4 years ago

    Dont forget aramis ramirez

  7. chico65 4 years ago

    Could it be that Dinkelman was quite the d*ckhead in the clubhouse?

  8. Bryz 4 years ago

    While Dinkelman’s line looks pretty good, it was clear that he was a pull-happy lefty that was supported by pulling grounders between the 1st and 2nd basemen. Seriously, Dick ‘n’ Bert kept pointing that out on broadcasts on how he seemed to have mastered hitting into that hole, and they wondered why teams weren’t shifting to close up that hole. His lack of power exemplified this.

    As for Dumatrait, I’m glad he’s gone. The ERA wasn’t too bad, but he didn’t strike out many and he walked a ton of hitters. I’d take Duensing over Dumatrait.

  9. bring back DINKELMAN!!!!

  10. pirates20 4 years ago

    Being stuck in the friend zone all those years will do that to ya

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