MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins announced on Thursday that they have outrighted infielder/outfielder Brian Dinkelman and left-hander Phil Dumatrait to Triple-A Rochester.
With the moves, the Twins have 36 players on their 40-man roster. Last week they outrighted catcher Rene Rivera, infielder Matt Tolbert, outfielder Jason Repko and right-hander Anthony Slama to Triple-A Rochester while reinstating right-hander Nick Blackburn (forearm surgery) and second baseman Alexi Casilla (right hamstring strain) from the 60-day disabled list.
Dinkelman played in 23 games with the Twins, batting .301 with a .346 on-base percentage and .315 slugging percentage. The 27-year-old, who saw time at second base and both corner outfield positions, also had four RBIs and two stolen bases.
Dinkelman had been called up on June 3 but was outrighted back to Triple-A on June 17 to make room for catcher Joe Mauer, who was activated from the 60-day DL. Dinkelman was called up for a second time on Sept. 5 after hitting .243/.316/.324 with three homers, 41 RBIs and seven stolen bases in 127 games with Rochester.
Dumatrait, 30, spent most of the season with the Twins, posting a 3.92 ERA in 45 appearances. He struck out 29 and walked 25 while allowing seven homers in 41 1/3 innings. He also made 15 appearances with Rochester, posting a 1.15 ERA with 12 strikeouts and 11 walks in 15 2/3 innings before being recalled on May 16.
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