Who Is Number 68 On The Twins?

Randy Dopnak

The number 68 on the Twins is Randy Dopnak.

American pitcher Randy Travis William Dobnak, who plays for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball, was born on January 17, 1995. (MLB). He bats and throws right-handed and is listed at 230 pounds (100 kg) and 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

Dobnak signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on August 1, 2017, and was given a signing bonus of $500. The Twins never conducted an in-person scouting of Dobnak.

He pitched 33 innings for both the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Elizabethton Twins in 2017, going 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA overall.

Dobnak went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA in 129 innings as he returned to Cedar Rapids in 2018. Dobnak started the 2019 campaign with the Class A Advanced Fort Myers Miracle before moving on to the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.

He had a combined 2019 record of 12-4 with the three organizations, a 2.07 ERA across 24 games (21 starts), and 109 strikeouts in 135 innings. Dobnak was promoted to the major leagues by the Twins on August 8, 2019, after their contract was chosen.

On August 9, he pitched four bullpen innings without allowing a run. Dobnak had a 2-1 record, one save, a 1.59 ERA, nine appearances (five starts), and 23 strikeouts in 28 13 innings with the 2019 Twins.

He started game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees and was named to the Twins’ postseason squad.

Dobnak played in 10 games for the 2020 Minnesota Twins, recording a 6-4 record, a 4.05 ERA, and 27 strikeouts in 46+2/3 innings pitched.

Dobnak and the Twins came to an agreement on a five-year, $9.25MM extension on March 28, 2021, which included three club option years with escalators that could raise the total to $29.75MM.

With a finger injury, Dobnak was added to the 60-day injured list on July 17. Dobnak was reinstated from the injured list on September 1.