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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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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

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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

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

It's a rare day off for the second baseman. Eduardo Escobar is filling in for Dozier.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-9 win over the Indians.

Friday's contest against the Indians featured numerous big swings. The Twins held a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third, at which point, the Indians scored four of their own before pulling ahead with five runs in the fourth inning to take a 9-7 lead. All hope was not lost for Twinkie fans, though, as their team battled back in turn. Dozier's solo home run in the sixth inning knotted the score at 9-9 and Torii Hunter put the Twins ahead for good with a solo bomb of his own in the top of the ninth. Dozier's been a beast all season and is currently slashing .249/.320/.501 with 24 home runs, 29 doubles, 58 RBI and nine steals.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 10:44:00 PM

Brian Dozier is back in the leadoff Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Dozier batted second Wednesday while Aaron Hicks was in the leadoff spot. However, Hicks has moved down to sixth in the order for Thursday's game.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Brian Dozier hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to push Sunday's contest with the Mariners to extra innings.

Pitching was the name of the game on Sunday, as neither team scored until the ninth inning. After Nelson Cruz launched a solo homer to give the M's a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth, Dozier responded in kind with a solo dinger of his own in the bottom of the frame. The Mariners would ultimately prevail by a score of 4-1 in 11 innings. Dozier has been one of the best hitters in the game this season and is probably going to (undeservedly) be left out of the AL MVP conversation despite his strong play. He's slashing .253/.327/.509 with 23 homers, 57 RBI, 75 runs scored and nine steals. 54 of his 102 hits have gone for extra bases.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 06:33:00 PM