MINNEAPOLIS Relief pitcher Phil Dumatrait has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins, according to the agency that represents him.
Sosnick Cobbe Sports said on Twitter that the left-handed Dumatrait will be back with Minnesota for the 2012 season.
Dumatrait, 30, pitched for the Twins last season after spending all of 2010 pitching in Korea. Prior to that, he spent two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008 and 2009 after breaking into the majors with Cincinnati in 2007.
Last year, Dumatrait was 1-3 with a 3.92 ERA in 45 appearances (41 13 innings). He was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Oct. 20 to make room on the Twins' 40-man roster. The tweet from his agency didn't say whether Dumatrait signed a major league or minor league deal.