Minnesota Twins sign pitcher Randy Dobnak to five-year deal

Mar 13, 2021; Port Charlotte, Florida, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Randy Dobnak (68) pitches in the first inning during spring training against the Tampa Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Randy Dobnak to a five-year deal worth up to $29.75 million, according to a report from ESPN on Sunday afternoon.

The deal includes three club options, with $9.25 million guaranteed in the first two seasons, ESPN reported.

Dobnak, 26, is projected to begin the season in the Twins’ starting rotation. He went 6-4 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts with the Twins in 2020.

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Minnesota signed Dobnak as an undrafted free agent out of the independent leagues after his college career with little-known Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. He reportedly signed his first deal with the Twins for $500 and worked as an Uber driver during the offseason.

–Field Level Media