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Mark Dolenc. I'm just fascinated by the
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This gives Ron Gardenhire and company a brief glimpse of some of the younger prospects, gives them a day or two in the home whites, and keeps the bench well-stocked even as the starters come out of that day's exhibition game early.
It was at this point last year — the final week or so of Florida games — that Mark Dolenc, who pitched and played outfield for Minnesota State, Mankato, started popping up in box scores. And so it is again. Dolenc went two-for-two Saturday with a double and two RBIs as the Twins came back to beat the Red Sox and win the Mayor's Cup.
Dolenc is 4-for-4 this year playing with the big boys. Meaningless, but I'm sure it feels better than last years' 0-fer.
Here are Dolenc's minor league stats. I would anticipate that he's in line to repeat Double-A ball this season.