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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern Miss
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / MIN
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Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, including the game-winner, Tuesday against the Indians.
After Danny Santana was caught stealing second base with Dozier at the plate in the ninth inning, the 28-year-old doubled to put himself in scoring position. He came around to score on a Miguel Sano single, giving the Twins the victory. Dozier has picked it up a bit after a slow start, raising his line to .220/.304/.390 with three homers, 10 RBI, 10 runs scored and two steals in 20 games on the year. Apr 26 - 11:21 PM

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Brian Dozier went 2-for-6 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 6-5, 16-inning loss to the Nationals.

In a right and just world, Dozier would have been trumpeted as a hero for his three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg with one out in the eighth inning. As is, it turned into something of a footnote after the game stretched into extra innings. Through his first 73 at-bats, the versatile second baseman is slashing a paltry .192/.289/.356 with three homers, seven RBI and a pair of steals. It has been a trying month for the 5-14 Twins, but Dozier's numbers figure to be up there with the best at his position when all is said and done.
Apr 24 - 7:49 PM

Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer Saturday as the Twins routed an Orioles' split-squad 12-2.

Dozier finished his All-Star 2015 campaign with a poor .307 OBP, but it looks like he'll enter 2016 in the leadoff spot. That's not necessarily a bad call; Dozier had a .345 OBP in 2014 and he was very good last year before playing through a hip injury in the second half. Ideally, Byron Buxton will establish himself as an alternative in the leadoff spot as the year goes on, allowing Dozier to hit a little lower in the order.
Mar 5 - 4:15 PM

Brian Dozier said Thursday that he now feels "110 percent" after delaying his offseason conditioning while recovering from a torn right labrum in his hip.

"I took off two months instead of one," he said, "and I felt like I was 16 again." Dozier chose not to have surgery on the hip when an MRI after the season showed a tear. There's always a chance he could have a setback, but it's an injury that players have played through before. "I could have elected to have it or not have it," Dozier said. "Either way, he said a lot of people don’t have it and play for 20 years and people have it and be fine. I took the route not to. And it’s held up."
Feb 26 - 10:58 AM

An MRI on Brian Dozier's hip showed no structural damage.

Dozier dealt with the lingering hip injury in the season's second half, and Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the test was to "make sure everything was in order." No structural damage means Dozier should improve with rest this winter. The 28-year-old batted .236/.307/.444 with 28 homers and 101 runs scored this year, but he owned just a .639 OPS after the All-Star break.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that Brian Dozier will undergo an MRI on his hip.

It's not considered serious, but it could provide some context for his drop-off in production during the second half. The 28-year-old had an .841 OPS in the first half and a .639 OPS after the All-Star break.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Brian Dozier is absent from the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Minnesota is playing a lot of subs in this one. It will be Eduardo Escobar shifting over to second base and Danny Santana covering shortstop.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 and plated the Twins lone run as they dropped a critical decision to the Royals on Saturday in Minnesota.

The loss closes the door on the Twins playoff hopes. At the time, Dozier's run-scoring single in the sixth inning tied the game at 1-1, but the Royals would strike for four the following frame to put the game out of reach. Dozier also swiped his 12th base of the year in the loss. The power-hitting infielder is slashing .236/.307/.444 on the season with 28 long balls and 77 RBI.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Brian Dozier had a two-run double as part of a 2-for-5 effort as the Twins beat the Tigers 7-1 on Sunday.

Dozier drilled a two-run double to left field in the middle of the Twins' six-run outburst in the second inning to chase Randy Wolf from the game. The second baseman has been a valuable fantasy performer this season, batting .242/.314/.459 with 28 home runs, 75 RBI, 101 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Dozier's run-scoring double in the third inning turned out to be the game-winning run. With the run scored, Dozier now has 98 runs on the year, third-best in the American League. The second baseman is hitting .238/.313/.454 with 27 homers, 71 RBI and 11 stolen bases for good measure.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Dozier has been scuffling of late and is getting a breather. Eduardo Escobar is shifting over to second base and Eduardo Nunez is handling shortstop.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Astros.

Dozier was flummoxed by Astros starter Collin McHugh. With the 0-for-4, he now sports a .241/.313/.471 triple slash. He's also hit 26 home runs, driven in 68, scored 90 and stolen 10 bases. The homers are a career-high and the RBI number is three off of his 2014 total.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:55:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

The Twins didn't do anything with either of their All-Star second baseman's doubles, as Dozier did not score a run in the contest. With the pair of two-baggers, he's now hit 33 doubles in each of the last three seasons. Dozier's worked to a .245/.315/.478 triple-slash while smacking 26 homers with 66 RBI, 88 runs scored and 10 steals in 2015.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with a stolen base as the Twins lost 8-7 in 10 innings to the Yankees on Monday.

Dozier reached on an infield single, stole second base, and was stranded in the first inning. He singled to lead off the third and scored on Miguel Sano's home run. The All-Star second baseman has turned in another solid season, hitting .248/.318/.493 with 25 home runs, 61 RBI, 82 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:36:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Dozier waited until late to do his damage. His two-run homer in the eighth inning pushed the Twin advantage to 4-0. They would ultimately win 4-1. The All-Star second baseman carries a .246/.316/.496 triple-slash with 25 home runs, 61 RBI, 81 RBI and nine steals. He's not running quite as often as he has in previous campaigns, but he should end the season with career bests for home runs (already notched that one) and RBI.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone