Brian Adam Dinkelman...2002 graduate of Centralia (IL) High School where he also played basketball and golf...2006 graduate of McKendree College (IL).2012Was an invite to Twins spring training and reassigned to minor league camp April 1, reporting to Triple-A Rochester. ... Sprained right hand April 11 vs. Pawtucket and placed on disabled list April 15-June 6, missing 49 games. ... Had season-high four RBI June 21 vs. Durham...season-high four hits July 19 at Norwich. ... Batted .353 (24-for-68) with seven doubles, one triple, one home run, seven RBI and 14 runs scored in 20 July games. ... Recorded season-high six-game hitting streak August 7-12.2011Started the season with Triple-A Rochester...batted .296 (56-for-189) with 15 doubles, one triple, one home run and 10 rbi in 50 games in his first stint with the Red Wings...Recorded a season-high 11-game hitting streak, May 1-13...batted .340 (35-for-103) in 26 games in May...Had his contract selected by Minnesota, June 3...made his Major League debut, batting sixth and playing left field, June 4 at Kansas City...recorded his first Major League hit, a single off Luke Hochevar in the sixth inning...finished the game 1-for-3...Recorded his first Major League rbi, driving in two runs with a single off Colby Lewis, June 11 vs. Texas...Played in six games for the Twins before being outrighted to Triple-A Rochester, June 16...Played in 77 games for the Red Wings before having his contract selected again by Minnesota, September 5...Recorded a career-high four hits, going 4-for-5, September 18 vs. Cleveland...Recorded 12 hits (all singles) in a span of 22 plate appearances, September 17-21...Recorded his first career stolen base, September 20 vs. Seattle...Played in 21 games defensively, playing 11 games (all starts) at second base, five games (all starts) in left field and five games (two starts) in right field...Ranked third overall in the Twins organization in games played, playing in 150 between Minnesota and Rochester...ranked third in at-bats with 542.2010Was an invite to Minnesota's Spring Training...spent the season with Triple-A Rochester...Hit his first home run of the season, April 19 vs. Pawtucket...batted .301 (25-for-83) in 22 games in April...Batted .312 (44-for-141) with eight extra-base hits (all doubles) off left-handed pitching...batted .247 (95-for-384) with 34 extra-base
hits (24 doubles, two triples and eight home runs) off right-handed pitching...Led the club in games, at-bats, hits, doubles and total bases...Committed just six errors on the season, playing games in left field, right field and second base for the Red Wings.2009Spent entire season at Double-A New Britain...went 10-for-23 (.435) as Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, May 1-7...batted .362 (38-for-105) with 20 RBI in 28 May games...batted .344 (33-for-96) with four homers and 22 RBI in 29 August games...had 39 multi-hit games for the Rock Cats...hit .305 (40-for-131) with runners in scoring position...led the club in games, at-bats, hits, doubles and walks, was second in on-base percentage...finished second in the Eastern League in doubles, fourth in on-base percentage and seventh in batting average...named
to the Eastern League Postseason All-Star team.2008Began season at Single-A Ft. Myers...batted .319 (29-for-91) in 25 April games...collected 22 multi-hit games, including four three-hit
games...named to the Florida State League All-Star team...promoted to Double-A New Britain, June 16...went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a
triple, a home run and four RBI, August 6 vs. New Hampshire.2007Began season at Single-A Beloit...selected to the Midwest League All-Star game...batted .338 (23-for-68) in 19 June games...promoted to Single-A Ft. Myers, June 22...homered in his first game with the Miracle, June 23 at Palm Beach...batted .407 (11-for-27) with 10 runs scored, two home runs and six rbi and the Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, July 20-26...batted .351 (33-for-94) with 26 runs scored, three home
runs and 10 rbi as the Twins' Minor League Player of the Month for July...voted "Mightiest Miracle Player," an award voted on by fans to name
their favorite Miracle player.2006Spent his first professional season at Rookie-Level Elizabethton...hit his first professional home run, July 3 vs. Greeneville...season-high
four hits, August 3 vs. Greeneville...collected 12 hits in a five-game span (27 at-bats), August 11-15, including a two-homer and six-rbi game, August 14 vs. Burlington...was third on club and eighth in the Twins organization in batting...led club in rbi and was tied for second in home runs.