Nate Dammann begins his eighth season as bullpen catcher for the Twins. His responsibilities include preparing the field for batting practice as well as catching pitchers in the bullpen prior to, and during games. In addition, he assists Twins minor league coaches during Instructional League and has traveled to the Twins Academy in the Dominican Republic to coach minor league players each of the past four off-seasons.
Dammann is a 2004 graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with a degree in Secondary Education. He played four years of baseball for the Pipers and also played quarterback on their football team. Prior to joining the Twins, Dammann was a substitute teacher in the Edina Public School District. Nate, wife Kate and daughter, Ada, reside in St. Paul, MN.