Dobnak started the season with the Class A Advanced Fort Myers Miracle, then moved up to the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, and finally to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.
In 24 games (21 starts) with those three organizations in 2019, he went 12–4 with a 2.07 ERA while striking out 109 batters in 135 innings.
The Twins picked Dobnak’s contract and promoted him to the major leagues on August 8, 2019. On August 9, he made his relief debut, pitching four scoreless innings.
Dobnak was 2–1 with one save and a 1.59 ERA in nine outings (five starts) with the Twins in 2019, striking out 23 batters in 28+13 innings.
He was named to the Twins’ postseason squad and started Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Yankees.
Dobnak pitched in 10 games with the Minnesota Twins in 2020, posting a 6-4 record with a 4.05 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 46+23 innings pitched.
Dobnak and the Twins agreed to a five-year, $9.25 million agreement on March 28, 2021, which included three club option years with escalators that could raise the total cost up to $29.75 million.
Dobnak was placed on the 60-day disabled list on July 17 due to a finger strain. Dobnak was activated off the injured list on September 1.
How Much Does Randy Dobnak Make?
Randy Dobnak has an annual salary of $1,850,000 on average. Dobnak will be paid a base salary of $800,000 in 2022.