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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brian Dozier had a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.
Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run of the game later in the inning. He finished 1-for-4. His 36 runs scored are second-most in the American League, and the second baseman is hitting .251/.330/.503 on the year. May 27 - 12:54 AM

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Brian Dozier hit a pair of home runs and drove in four in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox.

Dozier's been on a tear this month and the hot bat wasn't cooling on Sunday. He hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the first, then smashed a three-run bomb off Scott Carroll in the seventh to finish 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. With the recent stretch of offensive goodness, Dozier's hitting .253/.335/.506 with nine homers, 24 RBI and three steals.
May 24 - 5:35 PM

Brian Dozier walked and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Twins beat the Pirates on Tuesday.

Dozier belted a Francisco Liriano offering to the opposite field, staking the Twins to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The second baseman has hit home runs in three out of his last four games and five total in the month of May. Dozier is batting .264/.349/.500 overall with 20 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 19 - 10:45 PM

Brian Dozier blasted his sixth home run of the season Saturday, powering the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Rays.

He finished the afternoon 1-for-2 and also drew a pair of walks. He has been a tremendous table-setter atop the Twins lineup, boasting a .344 on-base percentage.
May 16 - 6:20 PM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in Friday's win over the Rays.

Dozier hit a solo home run off of Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the third inning, then added a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh to propel the Twins to a 3-2 win. Dozier's currently hitting .259/.329/.468 with five homers, 18 RBI, 26 runs scored and three stolen bases. With his power (23 homers in 2014) and speed (21 steals in 2014), he provides a versatile fantasy option.
May 15 - 11:31 PM

Brian Dozier ripped a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Dozier led off the game with the dinger and then Danny Salazar didn't allow a baserunner while striking out 11 over the next seven innings. The Twins' second baseman is hitting .304 with three homers over his last 11 games.
May 10 - 4:29 PM

Brian Dozier tripled and singled three times against the White Sox on Sunday.

Dozier finished the game 4-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. The triple was his first of the 2015 campaign. It's been a bit of a slow start for the second baseman, who posted a 20/20 season last year, but we'll see if this game gets him going. Overall, he's hitting .240/.318/.385 with two home runs, 11 RBI, 18 runs scored and two steals.
May 3 - 6:27 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI as the Twins smoked the White Sox 12-2 on Thursday.

Dozier is hitting .250 with two homers, two doubles, seven RBI and four walks in six games since moving up to the leadoff spot. It's where he belongs, at least either there or in the two hole.
Apr 30 - 11:24 PM

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Tuesday.

It's just a day off. Eduardo Escobar is at second base and Danny Santana is back in the leadoff spot for the Twins, who are taking on Tigers righty Anibal Sanchez.
Apr 28 - 4:32 PM

Moved up to the leadoff spot, Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, a steal and two runs scored in the Twins' 8-5 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

That's more like it. Dozier obviously belongs at or very near the top of the Twins lineup, not in the cleanup spot that he had occupied recently. He raised his average to .215 tonight, and the steal was his first of the year.
Apr 26 - 1:02 AM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 and struck out three times in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

Moving Dozier into the cleanup spot hasn't done the Twins any good; he's 5-for-28 with two RBI in eight games there. He should be the team's second best OBP guy behind Joe Mauer, so it'd certainly make more sense to have him batting first or second. Ideally, he'd hit first and Danny Santana would be dropped to the ninth spot.
Apr 25 - 12:25 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-6 and blasted his first home run of the season, powering the Twins to a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

It was an offensive explosion for the Twins after scoring just one run against the Tigers in their opening series. Dozier's solo blast came courtesy of Matt Albers in the sixth inning and increased their lead to 3-0. With the two-hit effort, he raised his average to .176 (3-for-17).
Apr 10 - 7:29 PM

Twins signed 2B Brian Dozier to a four-year, $20 million contract extension.

The two sides were reportedly making progress on an extension earlier this month, but it's now official. Dozier will make $2 million this season, $3 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017, and $9 million in 2018. No options are included. The deal doesn't buy out any of his free agent years, but it gives the Twins some cost certainty for his arbitration years. It's also a nice reward for Dozier, who is coming off a solid 2014 season where he batted .242/.345/.416 with 23 home runs, 71 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.
Mar 24 - 8:43 AM

Batting third behind Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier doubled and walked Wednesday against the Orioles.

New manager Paul Molitor had been lining up Dozier second and Mauer third just like Ron Gardenhire did last year, but he said he wanted to give this a try. It's a better arrangement, even though Mauer is obviously the slower player. Even better might be batting Mauer first and Dozier second, but Danny Santana is going to get a chance to duplicate last year's success in the leadoff spot.
Mar 18 - 4:33 PM

Brian Dozier contributed three singles in three at-bats Wednesday versus the Rays.

Dozier didn't show much last spring before his fast start, hitting just .232 with one homer and two RBI in 56 at-bats. He's off to a 5-for-8 start this year, even though he missed a couple of days last week with the flu.
Mar 11 - 5:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly