La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Twins outright two more players to Rochester

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: October 20, 2011 - 4:21 PM

The Twins on Thursday announced that lefthander Phil Dumatrait and outfielder Brian Dinkelman have been outrighted to Class AAA Rochester.

Dumatrait was 1-3 with a 3.92 ERA in 45 games. He spent 15 games at Rochester,where he posted a 1.15 ERA,

Dinkelman was called  up twice during the season, In 23 games, he batted .301 with no homers and 4 RBI. Of his 22 hits, 21 were singles. He batted .243 in 127 games with Rochester.

Twins now have 36 players on their 40-man roster. That number will rise once players like Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel officially become free agents.



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