Minnesota Twins recall Brandon Waddell, option Randy Dobnak

Apr 8, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brandon Waddell (58) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins recalled left-hander Brandon Waddell from Triple-A St. Paul on Monday.

They cleared room on the 26-man roster by optioning right-hander Randy Dobnak to the same affiliate.

Waddell, 26, appeared in two games last month and pitched three scoreless innings of relief, allowing five hits and two walks with no strikeouts.

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Dobnak, also 26, is 0-3 with an 8.16 ERA in seven bullpen appearances this season. He has allowed 13 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings, surrendering four home runs.

Minnesota has won three of its past four games and opens a four-game series against the visiting Texas Rangers on Monday night.

–Field Level Media