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Top Randy Dobnak News

  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Receives cortisone shot

    Dobnak (finger) received a cortisone shot Saturday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Dobnak has been dealing with a right middle finger injury over the first few months of the 2022 season, and he's sustained several setbacks in his recovery process. He'll head back to the Twins' alternate spring training facility in the coming days and said that he hopes to avoid another surgery. However, it's not yet clear when the right-hander will return to game action.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Resumes bullpen sessions

    Dobnak (finger) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session at about 75 percent intensity Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Dobnak has yet to pitch this season while dealing with a right middle finger injury which dates back to late last year, and he also suffered a setback in late May. The right-hander is now progressing in his throwing program but appears unlikely to return from the injured list within the next few weeks.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Suffers setback

    Dobnak suffered a setback with his finger over the last few weeks, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    He was dealing with a right middle finger injury, and that injury dates back to the end of last season. Dobnak should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Lands on 60-day injured list

    Dobnak (finger) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Dobnak had been shut down with what the Twins referred to as discomfort in his right middle finger, but it looks as though the issue may be worse than discomfort. He missed most of last season with a strain in the same finger, and he'll now be ineligible to return before early June.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Shut down with more finger soreness

    Dobnak has been shut down from throwing due to continued discomfort in his right middle finger, MLB.com reports. "I think we're resetting right now in a way and allowing his finger to rest," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

    Dobnak struggled with a finger injury (a full tear of the A4 pulley in his right middle finger) for most of last season, so it's a real concern that he's having the same issue as spring training begins. He's likely out indefinitely.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Dobnak (right middle finger strain) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday.

    The move clears a spot for Jovani Moran on the 40-man roster. Dobnak won't pitch again this season.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Likely out for season

    Dobnak (finger) will likely miss the remainder of the season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Dobnak was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, and he was diagnosed with a full tear of the A4 pulley in his right middle finger. The right-hander dealt with a similar injury earlier in the season and is unlikely to return to the mound in 2021. Andrew Albers started in his place Thursday and will likely remain with the major-league club if the team continues to utilize a six-man rotation.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Out with finger injury

    Dobnak will not make his scheduled start Thursday and will be placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger strain, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    It sounds like the same finger injury that sidelined Dobnak much of the season, and it could prevent him from taking the mound again this year. Andrew Albers will be called up from Triple-A, but it's not clear if he'll start Thursday.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Starting Thursday

    Dobnak is listed as the Twins' scheduled starter for Thursday's game in Cleveland.

    Dobnak returned from the 60-day injured list last week and immediately reclaimed a spot in the Minnesota rotation, after previously swinging between a starting and long-relief role for the big club before being shut down in late June with a right middle finger strain. While he gave the Twins seven innings Sept. 3 against an excellent Rays squad, he was pummeled for five runs and six hits between the second and third innings alone. The strong finish to the start was enough for Dobnak to earn a second turn, and he'll likely have some staying power in the rotation for the rest of the season now that the 61-77 Twins are in full-on evaluation mode with younger pitchers on the roster.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Crushed in return

    Dobnak (1-7) allowed five runs on six hits over seven innings Friday, striking out two without walking a batter and taking a loss against the Rays.

    It was a very up-and-down outing for Dobnak, who made his first start since June 19 after missing time with a finger injury. The Rays tallied all five runs and six hits during the second and third innings but the 26-year-old righty retired the last 15 batters he faced. He actually lowered his ERA slightly to 7.64 alongside a 27:12 K:BB through 50.2 innings. Dobnak is lined up to take the mound in Cleveland next week.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Reinstated from 60-day IL

    Dobnak (finger) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Dobnak had been sidelined since mid-June due to a right middle finger strain, but he'll rejoin the Twins' rotation Friday to start the series opener in Tampa Bay. The right-hander recently made two rehab appearances at Triple-A St. Paul and posted a 1.17 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 7.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Rejoining rotation Friday

    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Dobnak (finger) will be activated from the 60-day injured list to start Friday's series opener in Tampa Bay, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Dobnak initially looked on track to start Wednesday's home game versus the Cubs, but the Twins opted to give him a couple extra days to rest up after he completed the final start of his minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul over the weekend. He covered 4.2 innings and tossed 78 pitches in that outing, so he shouldn't face any significant restrictions with his workload as he makes his first start for the Twins since June 19. Dobnak has been on the shelf for over two months with a strained middle finger on his pitching hand.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Could be activated soon

    Dobnak (finger) will throw a bullpen session at Target Field on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

    If Dobnak comes out of the throwing session feeling well, he could return from the 60-day injured list by the middle of the week and slot back into the Minnesota rotation. Dobnak made the second start of his rehab assignment Thursday for Triple-A St. Paul, tossing 4.2 innings of one-run ball while striking out two.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Preparing for second rehab outing

    Dobnak (finger) will make the second start of his rehab assignment Thursday for Triple-A St. Paul, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Dobnak hadn't seen any game action in more than two months due to a strained right middle finger before the Twins gave him the green light to begin a rehab assignment last weekend. While working against overmatched competition at Low-A Fort Myers, Dobnak struck out five over three perfect frames. He'll get a tougher test Thursday while presumably pushing up his pitch count in anticipation of slotting into the Minnesota rotation when he returns from the 60-day injured list. Depending on how he fares and how deep he goes into Thursday's game, Dobnak could be activated as soon as Aug. 31, though it's more likely Minnesota waits until after rosters expand Sept. 1 before bringing him back.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Begins rehab assignment

    Dobnak (finger) will make a rehab start at Low-A Fort Myers on Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Dobnak threw at least two bullpens earlier in August, but he'll now work on building up his workload during his rehab assignment. The right-hander has been sidelined since late June due to a right middle finger strain, and he'll likely require several rehab appearances before he's cleared to rejoin the Twins.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Tosses another bullpen

    Dobnak (finger) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Dobnak completed a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, and he threw off a mound for the second time in the last three days Wednesday. While the right-hander's pitch count from Wednesday's throwing session isn't yet known, he said Monday that he hopes to build back up to a starter's workload by the end of the season.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Throws bullpen session

    Dobnak (finger) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Dobnak was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger strain June 21 and then had a setback during his rehab in early July. It looks like he's on track to start a rehab assignment soon and could return later this month if all goes well. Dobnak may be given a spot in the rotation when he returns as the Twins look toward 2022.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Transferred to 60-day IL

    The Twins transferred Dobnak (finger) to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    An early-July setback delayed Dobnak's throwing program and he will now be eligible to return from his right middle finger strain no sooner than August 24. The move to the 60-day IL allowed the Twins to add bullpen arm Beau Burrows on Saturday. Updates regarding Dobnak's recovery and throwing progression should come in the next couple weeks.

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  • Twins' Randy Dobnak: Setback in recovery

    Dobnak (finger) had a recent setback in his rehab as he continued to feel discomfort while attempting to throw, MLB.com reports.

    Dobnak isn't expected to begin throwing again in the near future, so there's no clear timetable for his return. The right-hander's absence is likely to extend into August. It's bad timing as Minnesota's depth issues in the rotation would otherwise likely give him a regular spot as a starter.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 230 lbs
Birthplace: South Park, PA
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R