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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 was named the Gold Glove Award winner at second base in the American League.
It's the first career Gold Glove for Dozier, who beat out fellow finalists Ian Kinsler and Dustin Pedroia despite most defensive metrics favoring the other two. The full list of Gold Glove winners in the AL: Eric Hosmer 1B, Brian Dozier 2B, Andrelton Simmons SS, Evan Longoria 3B, Alex Gordon LF, Byron Buxton CF, Mookie Betts RF, Martin Maldonado C, Marcus Stroman P. Nov 7 - 9:22 PM

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Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a homer, a single, and a walk Tuesday in the Twins' AL Wild Card Game loss to the Yankees.

Dozier led off the game with a solo homer and Eddie Rosario added a two-run shot in that opening frame, but the Yankees answered right back with a three-run bottom of the first and went on to win the game 8-4. Dozier, 30, is due $9 million from Minnesota in 2018. He slashed .269/.357/.496 with 34 home runs, 93 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 106 runs scored over 152 games during the regular season.
Oct 4 - 12:11 AM

Brian Dozier crushed a three-run homer on Friday, helping to power the Twins to a 6-3 victory over the Tigers.

Dozier's three-run shot off of Matt Boyd put the Twins ahead 4-3 in the second inning, a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He also doubled and drew a pair of walks in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3. The hard-hitting second baseman is now slashing .267/.355/.493 with 34 bombs and 93 RBI.
Sep 29 - 11:47 PM

Brian Dozier finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 defeat of the Indians.

The Angels won, so the Twins couldn't clinch tonight. Their magic number is one now, though. Dozier scored his 100th run tonight (and his 101st and 102nd), putting him at the century mark for the fourth straight season. He has 33 homers and 90 RBI.
Sep 26 - 11:25 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with a homer and a stolen base on Friday, leading the Twins to a 7-3 victory over the Tigers.

Dozier's solo shot came off of Shane Greene in the ninth inning, capping off the scoring in the ballgame. He also scored a pair of runs in the ballgame. With his hot second half, Dozier is now hitting .259/.347/.477 with 32 homers, 86 RBI and 16 swipes.
Sep 22 - 10:06 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with his 30th homer and his fourth triple Tuesday against the Padres.

Dozier has hit 14 homers in 41 games after hitting 16 in his first 95. He now has consecutive 30-homer season under his belt, and he's 13 runs away from reaching 100 for a fourth straight year.
Sep 12 - 11:43 PM

Brian Dozier hit his 29th home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

It was a leadoff solo shot in the top of the first inning off Tampa Bay starter Blake Snell. Dozier also drew a walk and scored in the top of the seventh, finishing the day 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. Minnesota won the game 10-6.
Sep 6 - 4:46 PM

Brian Dozier hit a three-run home run and scored three runs in a win over the Royals on Saturday.

It's not often that a game is over before the fourth inning, but that was exactly the case when Dozier popped a three-run homer in the fourth to extend the Twins' lead to 13 runs. He also walked twice in the contest. The 30-year-old has been hot in his past eight games, going 12-for-32 with three doubles, a homer, six RBI, 10 runs scored and two steals. A perennial second-half performer, Dozier is now batting .266/.355/.484 with 27 homers, 77 RBI, 82 runs scored and 14 steals over the entire season.
Sep 3 - 12:12 AM

Brian Dozier went 4-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in a win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

He drove in a run with an infield single in the seventh inning, then smacked an RBI double in the eighth. He also walked in the ballgame and boosted his slash line to .263/.349/.475 with 26 home runs and 74 RBI. He's scored 75 times and swiped 14 bags in 20 attempts.
Aug 31 - 1:15 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the second game of Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

Dozier went 4-for-8 on the day. He has four homers over his last nine games and has been piling up walks in bunches recently. He now owns a healthy .264/.348/.487 batting line on the year.
Aug 22 - 12:09 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Twins' loss to the White Sox on Monday evening.

Dozier scored the first run of the split doubleheader after drawing a leadoff walk in the top of the first inning. He then singled in the top of the seventh and doubled in the top of the eighth, but Minnesota ultimately fell 7-6 in the early game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Dozier is enjoying an excellent August and has lifted his season OPS to .826. The 30-year-old second baseman has 25 home runs, 23 doubles, 68 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 70 runs scored in 116 total games played.
Aug 21 - 8:57 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run and an RBI in Saturday's defeat of the Diamondbacks.

He drove in a run by poking an infield single in the fourth inning, then came around to score on a Joe Mauer single. The second baseman isn't going to repeat last year's 42 home runs but he is having a quality season nonetheless. He has a .259 batting average with 24 home runs, 67 RBI, 66 runs and 11 stolen bases in 113 games.
Aug 19 - 11:23 PM

Brian Dozier slugged a solo homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Dozier went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night. Max Kepler, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, and Byron Buxton also homered in the Twins’ victory. After hitting 13 homers in the first half, Dozier is already up to 11 home runs since the All-Star break. He’s up to his old tricks once again.
Aug 19 - 12:20 AM

Brian Dozier had his third three-hit game of the month Wednesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a homer and a double against the Brewers.

It's not quite reminiscent of last year's binge yet, but Dozier has five homers in six games. His OPS is up to .799. Just once all season, on June 13, has Dozier finished a game with an .800 OPS.
Aug 9 - 11:54 PM

Brian Dozier blasted a grand slam on Tuesday, powering the Twins to an 11-4 victory over the Brewers.

Dozier's grand slam off of Matt Garza gave the Twins a 7-4 lead in the fourth inning. He added an RBI single in the fifth inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. For the season, the hard-hitting second baseman is slashing .249/.327/.455 with 21 long balls and 61 RBI.
Aug 9 - 12:25 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Kyle Gibson
6Aaron Slegers
7Stephen Gonsalves
8Lewis Thorpe
9Zack Littell
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Dillon Gee
8Alan Busenitz
9John Curtiss
10Buddy Boshers
11Gabriel Moya
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14JT Chargois