The Twins bullpen has raised the blood pressure of the coaching staff and fans throughout the season and even though the collective performance has been a roller coaster, they could still use one more arm to even things out.
Much like in the case of Smeltzer, Randy Dobnak has been one of the relievers that have been on the Minneapolis to Rochester pipeline this season, making his major league debut back on Aug. 9. While four scoreless innings doesn’t indicate that he’ll be a shutdown reliever, the 24-year old could be a factor down the stretch.
Dobnak has had a rapid rise to the major leagues, posting a 2.07 ERA while rising through High-A Fort Myers all the way to Minnesota. It’s not a given that success translates to the majors in the biggest month of the season, but the Twins could certainly do worse with their call-ups.