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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern Miss
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Dozier is back in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.
Dozier was given two days of rest in an effort to lift him out of his early-season slump. He has a brutal .199/.288/.318 slash line in 151 total at-bats this season, but Minnesota will hit him second on Wednesday against Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee. May 25 - 11:13 AM

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Brian Dozier is on the bench again Tuesday.

Dozier is stuck in a nasty slump and batting .199/.284/.318 in 151 total at-bats this season. Eduardo Nunez will start at second base and bat leadoff for the Twins on Tuesday night against Royals righty Edinson Volquez.
May 24 - 4:54 PM

Brian Dozier is on the bench for Monday's game against the Royals.

Dozier has just four hits in his last 38 at-bats and is batting .199/.284/.318 overall this season. Perhaps a day off will do him some good. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base and bat leadoff.
May 23 - 4:35 PM

Brian Dozier will return to the leadoff spot for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Dozier was moved down in the order last week following a prolonged slump. He hasn't hit any better from the No. 6 spot in the lineup but interim leadoff hitter Joe Mauer wasn't setting the world on fire either. Both players have been major disappointments on the fantasy circuit this year.
May 19 - 5:23 PM

Brian Dozier is batting sixth for the Twins on Friday against the Indians.

It's the first time this season that Dozier, who is sporting a disappointing .222/.305/.376 batting line, hasn't been in the top third of the lineup. The Twins have Joe Mauer leading off and Eduardo Nunez batting second.
May 13 - 3:40 PM

Brian Dozier (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

Dozier hadn't started a game since last Wednesday because of a mild right hamstring strain. The second baseman is slashing .230/.315/.389 in 29 games this season for a Twins team with a record of 8-24, though he has managed four homers, 14 RBI, and 16 runs scored.
May 11 - 8:44 AM

Brian Dozier (hamstring) is back in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

Dozier appeared as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, but he has been out of the lineup since last Wednesday due to a right hamstring strain. The 28-year-old is batting .220/.309/.385 through 28 games this season.
May 9 - 5:36 PM

Brian Dozier drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the White Sox.

It was the first plate appearance for Dozier since last Wednesday. The second baseman remains day-to-day with a right hamstring strain. Jorge Polanco and Danny Santana have been seeing playing time in his place.
May 9 - 7:47 AM

Brian Dozier (hamstring) remained out of the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since Wednesday due to a strained right hamstring. Dozier is considered day-to-day. Jorge Polanco is at second base.
May 8 - 11:54 AM

Brian Dozier is sitting out Friday due to right hamstring soreness.

Dozier injured himself while exiting the batter's box on Wednesday. He said he could have played Friday, but the decision was made to give him an extra day of rest. Dozier expects to be back in there Saturday. Eduardo Nunez is at second base Friday.
May 6 - 5:38 PM

Brian Dozier is absent from the Twins' lineup Friday.

It appears to be a routine day off. Eduardo Nunez is handling second base and batting second for Minnesota.
May 6 - 5:08 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Danny Santana
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Fernando Abad
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Brandon Kintzler
8Pat Dean
9Taylor Rogers
10Buddy Boshers