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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
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Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins "continue to aim high" in Brian Dozier trade talks.
Berardino adds that they've told at least one team that they'd "have to be wowed" in order to deal Dozier. You can't blame the Twins for setting their sights high, of course, given that Dozier is coming off a 42-homer season and is owed just $15 million over the next two seasons. The Dodgers are one club known to have interest in the second baseman. Nov 25 - 4:01 PM

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Twins received interest in Brian Dozier from multiple teams at this week's GM Meetings in Arizona.

That comes as no surprise after Dozier's sensational 2016 campaign. The 29-year-old second baseman posted an .886 OPS with 42 home runs and 99 RBI in 155 games for the Twins, who can accelerate their rebuild by fetching some high-level prospects for him this winter. Dozier is owed $6 million in 2017 and $9 million in 2018. He can then become a free agent.
Nov 10 - 12:58 PM

Brian Dozier (oblique) is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It was expected after he tweaked his right oblique Saturday. Eduardo Escobar will cover second base. Joe Mauer (quad) is also out again, as Kennys Vargas is at first.

Brian Dozier left Saturday's game against the White Sox with right oblique soreness.

He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk before exiting in the seventh inning. Eduardo Escobar took over for him at second base. With only one game left on the schedule, we probably won't see Dozier again in 2016. He was one of the only bright spots for Minnesota this year, setting career-highs with 42 HR and 99 RBI.
Oct 1 - 9:36 PM

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Eduardo Escobar is handling second base.
Sep 29 - 4:22 PM

Brian Dozier hit homer No. 42 in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Dozier led off the bottom of the first with the shot. Unfortunately, it was the only run the Tigers would manage off Anibal Sanchez. Dozier is now just one homer away from matching Davey Johnson's record for homers by a second baseman.
Sep 22 - 6:53 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 and crushed his 41st jack of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

He hit the solo blast in the fourth inning before adding an RBI-double in the next frame. He is having by far the best year of his career -- now slashing .282/.353/.583 with 41 longballs, 99 runs scored, 96 RBI and 14 stolen bases. This is after he hit just .236/.307/.444 with 28 homers and 77 RBI last year. His major improvement is carrying many fantasy owners to championships.
Sep 15 - 12:32 AM

Brian Dozier joined the 40-homer club on Monday, clubbing a solo shot in a loss to the Tigers.

Dozier took Derek Norris deep with a solo blast in the third inning for his lone hit of the night (he also drew a walk). It extended the second baseman's hitting streak to 16 games and was his first dinger in five games, which qualifies as a power drought for him these days. Dozier became the fourth second baseman in major league history to reach the 40-homer plateau. What a remarkable season.
Sep 12 - 11:30 PM

Brian Dozier homered in his fifth consecutive game Tuesday, finishing 1-for-4 in a loss to the Royals.

There's little to be said in this space that hasn't already been said about the 29-year-old in recent days. The homer was his seventh in his last five games and his 39th overall. He's hit safely in 11 straight games, with homers in seven of them. Dozier is batting .278/.349/.580 with 92 RBI, 93 runs scored and 13 steals overall.
Sep 7 - 12:06 AM

Brian Dozier's impossibly hot bat stayed that way Monday, as he slugged a trio of home runs in a loss to the Royals.

Dozier got Ian Kennedy twice, once with a solo shot in the first inning and then with a two-run blast in his next at-bat in the third. After striking out in his next two plate appearances, Dozier capped off his monster day with a dinger off of Brooks Pounders in the eighth. Dozier now has 38 home runs on the season, trailing only Mark Trumbo for the major league lead. A whopping 24 of those bombs have come in the second half. Incredible.
Sep 5 - 5:46 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and stole two bases as the Twins rocked the White Sox on Saturday.

He homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning after the Sox' Adam Eaton had homered to lead off the game. Dozier is having a magnificent season and has been especially hot lately. He has a .273/.345/.552 batting line with 34 home runs and 85 RBI. The pair of steals gives him 13 for the season.
Sep 3 - 10:51 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer Friday against the White Sox.

Of course he did. The Twins own the worst record in the majors at 50-85, but that isn’t on account of Dozier, who now has 20 homers over his last 48 games. He’s batting .271/.344/.546 with 33 homers and 84 RBI through 130 games on the year.
Sep 3 - 12:56 AM

Brian Dozier smacked his 32nd home run of the season on Wednesday, a two-run shot off Corey Kluber of the Indians.

The game was already out of reach when Dozier went deep in the eighth inning. He went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night. The Twins' miserable season has masked a very impressive campaign by their second baseman. Dozier is batting .269 with a nice .886 OPS, 32 longballs, 81 RBI and 85 runs scored in a bad lineup. He has swiped 11 bags to give his owners an extra bonus.
Aug 31 - 10:12 PM

Brian Dozier led off the game with a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Dozier jumped on Josh Tomlin's first pitch of the game, and the Twins wound up chasing the righty after just 1 2/3 innings and four runs allowed. They still wound up losing the game. Dozier has a whopping 18 home runs over his last 45 games.
Aug 30 - 11:03 PM

Brian Dozier connected for his 30th home run of the season in the Twins' loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

He added a single and finished 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Dozier has generated a sudden burst of power lately with 13 home runs in his last 23 games. This is the first 30-homer season in Dozier's career. He has a .270 batting average this year after being a burden in that fantasy category in all prior seasons. He contributes nicely across the board with 79 runs scored, 76 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Aug 25 - 12:23 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2John Ryan Murphy
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2Daniel Palka
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Engelb Vielma
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Fernando Romero
8Felix Jorge
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Pat Light
8JT Chargois
9Ryan O'Rourke
10Glen Perkins