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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 hit a two-run bomb in a win over the Rays on Saturday.
His longball off reliever Tommy Hunter broke open a tie game in the eighth inning and his club would hold on to win the game. Dozier went 1-for-3 and walked twice in the contest. He has a .255 batting average with seven homers, 22 runs, 19 RBI and seven steals. He has been caught stealing five times. He will need to pick up the pace if he wants to come anywhere close to the 42 dingers he hit last year. May 27 - 6:12 PM

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Brian Dozier smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Dozier smashed a line-drive longball over the left field wall off of Dylan Bundy with two outs in the seventh. It was one of just six hits and two runs on the night for the Twins, but that was enough for Ervin Santana. Dozier has six dingers on the year.
May 23 - 9:44 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Royals

Jake Junis blanked the Twins through the first four innings before Dozier finally broke the spell with an RBI single as part of a two-run fifth inning. The veteran second baseman has yet to go on anything resembling a power tear and is working to an uninspiring .236/.333/.386 triple-slash with five homers and 14 RBI across 35 games played. We would advise fantasy owners to continue to exercise patience -- Dozier has a history of going through icy cold spells, but has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the last three seasons, including a career-best 42 in 2016.
May 21 - 5:40 PM

Brian Dozier (ankle) homered in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Dozier took White Sox starter Derek Holland deep in the second inning for a solo shot. It was his fifth homer of the season and his only hit in five at-bats on the night. The 29-year-old had missed the previous three games with a mild ankle sprain, but it's not something that appears to be overly serious. Dozier is batting .229/.328/.413 in 27 games overall.
May 12 - 12:40 AM

Brian Dozier (ankle) is back in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Dozier is back after sitting out three games with a mild ankle sprain. He'll man second base and bat leadoff against White Sox lefty Derek Holland. Coming off a breakout 42-homer campaign in 2016, Dozier has been a relative disappointment this year, hitting .229 with four round-trippers in 105 at-bats. Luckily for fantasy owners, he does have six stolen bases.
May 11 - 4:58 PM

Brian Dozier (ankle) remains out of the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Dozier has not played since Friday, when he rolled his left ankle. Eduardo Escobar is manning second base in his place and hitting sixth against the White Sox on Wednesday. Phil Hughes will start this one for the Twins, to be opposed by Sox southpaw Derek Holland.
May 10 - 4:55 PM

Brian Dozier (ankle) remains out of the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Dozier hasn't appeared in a game since rolling his left ankle on Friday. He's still considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza is starting at second base and batting eighth Tuesday against the White Sox.
May 9 - 4:47 PM

Brian Dozier went for X-rays and an ultrasound on his injured left ankle.

His X-rays came back negative. Dozier won't be available Sunday against Boston but is hoping to return for Tuesday's series opener against the White Sox. Utility man Eduardo Escobar filled in for Dozier at second base on Saturday and will likely draw another start there on Sunday.
May 6 - 6:32 PM

Brian Dozier is absent from the Twins' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's matchup against the Red Sox.

Dozier rolled his ankle during Friday's game, suffering a mild sprain. He was still hobbling around on Saturday and manager Paul Molitor indicated that he may be held out until Tuesday as a precaution. Eduardo Escobar is starting in his place at second base and batting sixth against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
May 6 - 11:10 AM

Brian Dozier hit his third and fourth homers Tuesday against the A's.

Dozier hasn't gotten hot yet, but four homers and five steals in 23 games isn't a bad start. He doesn't need to hit like he did last year to finish as a top-10 fantasy second baseman.
May 3 - 12:41 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Twins' 3-2 defeat of the Rangers on Monday.

Dozier gave Minnesota the lead for good with his bases-clearing three-run double off Rangers left-hander Martin Perez in the top of the fifth inning. The star second baseman has tallied just six total RBI in 18 games this season to go along with an underwhelming .257/.321/.392 batting line, but he's capable of getting it going in a hurry. Dozier does have five stolen bases in six tries.
Apr 24 - 11:55 PM

Brian Dozier garnered two hits and a walk in five plate appearances and scored a run during Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

He singled in the first inning and was then caught trying to steal a base for the first time in six attempts this season. He walked and scored on a Jorge Polanco double in the second inning. In the ninth inning he represented the tying run after singling to center field, but was left stranded when the game came to an end. Dozier is off to a mediocre start, batting .242/.306/.364 with two homers, nine runs scored and three RBI.
Apr 22 - 6:25 PM

Brian Dozier (knee) went 1-for-5 with an inside-the-park solo home run in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the White Sox.

Dozier's inside-the-park sprint came after he smashed an absolute rocket of a liner to center field leading off the fifth inning against James Shields. Jacob Maye -- who got just a touch of a late break on the ball -- left his feat on a full-body leap in an attempt to play hero. He missed, which allowed Dozier to cruise around before the second baseman came home safe on a head-first slide. The Twins held Dozier out of the lineup on Saturday due to minor soreness in his left knee, but he showed no ill-effects on Sunday. Through his first 45 at-bats, he is hitting .267/.340/.444 with two homers, three RBI and five steals.
Apr 16 - 7:43 PM

Brian Dozier is in the Twins' starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the White Sox.

Dozier sat out Saturday with some mild soreness in his right knee. An MRI came back clean. The second baseman has one home run and five stolen bases through 10 regular-season games.
Apr 16 - 1:28 PM

Twins general manager Derek Falvey said Saturday that the MRI on Brian Dozier's right knee came back clean.

Dozier has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion and is expected to be available off the bench on Saturday. There was some initial panic that the injury could be something more serious, but fantasy owners can now rest easy.
Apr 15 - 12:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Craig Breslow
5Tyler Duffey
6Taylor Rogers
7Matt Belisle
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Justin Haley
10Trevor May