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Brian Dinkelman | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Tue, Nov 20, 2012 06:57:00 PM

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Brian Dinkelman went 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and a walk in the Twins' 11-6 defeat 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.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 04:15:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 04:03:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 12:30:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 01:05:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 06:33:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 07:21:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 04:35:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 03:45:00 PM

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

Dinkelman could see time on the Minnesota middle infield while Tsuyoshi Nishioka continues his recovery from a broken leg and the Twins scratch off different options at shortstop. The 27-year-old had a mediocre .773 OPS in 209 plate appearances this year at Triple-A, though, and probably won't make much noise in the big leagues.
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 11:35:00 PM