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September 29, 2020 01:08 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Joins postseason roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins called Dobnak up from their alternate training site ahead of Tuesday's wild-card opener versus the Astros.

Dobnak made the Twins' postseason roster as a long man out of the bullpen, likely earning the spot over Rich Hill. The Twins dropped Dobnak from their rotation in mid-September after back-to-back rocky starts, but he was still an effective depth starter overall in 2020, finishing with a 4.05 ERA and 1.35 WHIP across 46.2 innings.

September 17, 2020 03:28 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Sent down to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak was optioned to the Twins' alternate training site Wednesday, Brandon Warne of reports.

Dobnak struggled in Tuesday's start as he was charged with his fourth loss of the season, and he'll be removed from the active roster as a result. Jake Odorizzi (abdomen) was reinstated from the injured list to take his place in the rotation. Dobnak will remain with the taxi squad for the team's current road trip, so he'll be available in an emergency situation.

September 16, 2020 02:12 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Takes another loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (6-4) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four across 4.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox.

Dobnak didn't allow any home runs but faltered in the third inning. Four of the first five batters he faced reached base, resulting in three runs crossing the plate. Dobnak allowed two or fewer runners to score in each of his six outings, but he has surrendered 17 earned runs across 21.1 frames in his last five trips to the mound. He'll look to get things back on track in his next outing, projected to come Tuesday against Detroit.

September 8, 2020 10:44 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Cut down by Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (6-3) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, coughing up five runs on two hits, two walks and two HBP over 2.2 innings. He struck out two.

The right-hander threw only 27 of his 47 pitches for strikes before getting the hook in the middle of a third inning in which the Cards sent 11 batters to the plate. Dobnak has now given up at least five runs in two of his last three starts, inflating his ERA to 3.61, and his struggles could put his rotation spot in jeopardy with Michael Pineda pitching well since his return from suspension and Jake Odorizzi (abdomen) closing in on his own return to action.

September 4, 2020 11:00 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Earns Game 1 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (6-2) tossed five scoreless innings as he earned the win in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out four.

The Twins led off Friday's doubleheader with back-to-back home runs in the first inning, and that run support was all Dobnak needed to pick up his sixth win of 2020. The right-hander allowed just five baserunners over the first five innings, and the bullpen took care of the rest. Dobnak now carries a 2.72 ERA and 21:10 K:BB over 39.2 innings this season. His next start should come at home against Cleveland next Friday.

August 30, 2020 02:44 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Roughed up in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (5-2) allowed six runs on 12 hits and two walks while managing just one strikeout across 4.1 innings Saturday as he was handed his second loss of the season.

It was just one of those off-days for Dobnak as the Tiger hitters were making contact with everything he was throwing. Saturday's outing was the first time all season the young right-hander allowed more than two runs in a start and was just the second time he surrendered more than four hits. Dobnak is lined up to face the Tigers again Friday and will look to get back into the win column once again.

August 28, 2020 02:24 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Friday's doubleheader rained out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers was postponed, so Dobnak will take the hill for Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday instead, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He was already going to be pitching on an extra day of rest, so now he will be starting on two extra days of rest. Kenta Maeda can start the nightcap on normal rest.

August 29, 2020 12:20 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Pushed back to Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak has been pushed back to be the starter for Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Twins are expecting Game 1 to be interrupted by poor weather, so they are moving the bullpen game that they had planned for the nightcap up to the matinee. It's possible that weather will prevent both games from finishing, but Dobnak will start Game 2 if there is one.

August 28, 2020 02:44 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Starting Game 1 on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak will start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Dobnak was originally scheduled to take the mound Thursday before the game was postponed. The right-hander, who owns a 1.78 ERA (4.07 FIP), 1.02 WHIP and 16:7 K:BB across six outings (30.1 innings) this season, will look to extend his winning streak to six games Friday.

August 28, 2020 02:40 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Thursday's start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak's scheduled start against the Tigers on Thursday was postponed, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The two teams will elect not to take the field Thursday following the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Dobnak take the mound.

August 23, 2020 06:40 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Win streak at five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (5-1) picked up the win Saturday, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings in a 7-2 victory over the Royals. He struck out two.

Kansas City had runners on base in every inning against Dobnak, but the right-hander escaped taking any damage until the fifth thanks to three double plays turned behind him. He's now won five straight outings, and while there's a wide disparity between his 1.78 ERA and 4.07 FIP, in a shortened season regression isn't guaranteed. Dobnak will look to keep coaxing weak contact out of the opposition in his next start Thursday in Detroit.

August 16, 2020 07:40 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Wins fourth straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (4-1) picked up the win Sunday against the Royals, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk across 5.1 innings pitched. He struck out three.

After allowing solo homers in each of the first two innings, Dobnak settled in nicely and did not allow another run for the rest of his outing. The right-hander has now won each of his last four outings as he continues to be a pleasant surprise for a Minnesota rotation that has been burdened by injuries to Rich Hill (shoulder) and Homer Bailey (biceps). Dobnak will look to stay on a roll when he faces Kansas City once again next week.

August 10, 2020 11:52 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Picks up third victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (3-1) allowed one run on four hits and a walk Monday, striking out three and earning the win over Milwaukee.

Once again, the 25-year-old right-hander was terrific for Minnesota, earning his third consecutive win. Dobnak yielded an RBI double to Orlando Arcia in the second inning but held the Brewers quiet over the next few frames. He's allowed one run or fewer in all four of his starts this season. He'll carry a stellar 0.90 ERA into Sunday's home contest against the Royals.

August 6, 2020 02:16 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Set to stay in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak will remain in the Minnesota starting rotation, manager Rocco Baldelli told Do-Hyoung Park of "We'll be ready for pretty much anything, but I don't think there's any reason right now to think [Dobnak] is going to come out of the rotation any time in the near future," said Baldelli.

Dobnak has given up just one run in 15 innings in his first three starts. With both Rich Hill and Homer Bailey on the injured list (Jake Odorizzi is set to return from the IL on Saturday), Dobnak's spot in the rotation should be set for the next week or two. However, it sounds like Baldelli envisions keeping Dobnak in the rotation even when those injured starters are healthy.

August 6, 2020 11:16 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Six scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (2-1) allowed three hits and no walks while striking out one across six scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Pirates.

Dobnak failed to generate many strikeouts and induced just four swinging strikes on 71 total pitches. Still, he was efficient and effective by minimizing hard contact, as 11 of his 18 outs came via the ground ball. With Rich Hill (shoulder) and Homer Bailey (biceps) sidelined, Dobnak should maintain a secure role in the rotation for the time being. He'll face a stiffer test in his next outing, currently projected for Monday at Milwaukee.

August 1, 2020 02:08 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Blanks Cleveland for win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (1-0) picked up the win in Friday's 4-1 victory over Cleveland, allowing three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out four.

The right-hander got staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, as Cleveland only got one runner into scoring position against Dobnak before he checked out after throwing 94 pitches (63 strikes). He'll continue to hold down a rotation spot at least until Jake Odorizzi (back) is healthy, but Dobnak's performance so far has been more than good enough to earn a starting role on a full-time basis. If Odorizzi isn't ready to displace him by then, Dobnak's next turn would come Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

July 26, 2020 12:00 AM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Tough loss Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak (0-1) took the loss Saturday against the White Sox after allowing one run on three hits and two walks over four innings. He recorded three strikeouts.

The 25-year-old was called upon for the spot start with Rich Hill unavailable, and he delivered a strong performance before the bullpen fell apart and gave up nine runs. Dobnak should operate out of the bullpen this season but may see occasional spot starts after posting a 1.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 28.1 innings (nine appearances) last season.

July 24, 2020 10:40 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Slated to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak will start Saturday's game at the White Sox, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Dobnak will be called into action on short notice after Rich Hill was scratched from his scheduled start for an undisclosed reason. Dobnak was competing for the fifth starter role during spring training and summer camp, but Saturday's spot start signals that he could be a top fill-in option for the rotation if he performs well to begin the season. The 25-year-old made nine appearances (five starts) with the Twins last season, posting a 1.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 28.1 innings.

July 23, 2020 01:36 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Makes Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak has made Minnesota's 30-man Opening Day roster, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

With Homer Bailey winning the fifth starter role, Dobnak, Smeltzer and Lewis Thorpe will serve as long relievers to begin the season. Dobnak was impressive in summer camp and likely will get the first shot at entering the rotation should there be an opening.

July 9, 2020 05:40 PM
Twins' Randy Dobnak: Impressive in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dobnak threw four scoreless innings with four strikeouts and no walks in Wednesday's scrimmage, reports.

We wouldn't read too much into his results since the pitchers are likely ahead of the hitters at this point in summer camp, but it is notable that he was given a start in the first scrimmage of the preseason. It could be a sign that he has a real shot at winning the fifth starter role in a competition with Homer Bailey, Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe, Sean Poppen and Jhoulys Chacin.

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