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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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Brian Dozier socked a solo homer in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
His second-inning blast off Michael Pineda was the only offense of the day for the Twins. Dozier got off to a miserable start at the plate this season, but he’s batting .337 with 14 extra-base hits (including four homers), 13 RBI, and three steals over 23 games this month. We don’t expect the batting average to last, but he’s safe to use again in standard fantasy leagues. Jun 25 - 4:09 PM

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Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Dozier had an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring triple, his second triple in three games, in the sixth. In that three-game span, Dozier is now 7-for-13 with those two triples, a homer, three RBI and six runs scored. The stretch has been part of a terrific month of June that has Dozier's overall line up to .244/.335/.407.
Jun 22 - 1:12 AM

Brian Dozier blasted a walk-off two-run homer in the 11th inning on Tuesday, leading the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Marlins.

Dozier's heroics came with two outs in the 11th inning off journeyman right-hander Dustin McGowan. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5 to bring his season slash up to .207/.298/.348 to go with seven homers and 24 RBI. While he and the Twins are mired in disappointing seasons, perhaps this is just the type of win that they need to turn things around.
Jun 7 - 11:42 PM

Brian Dozier hit his sixth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Dozier laced a Matt Moore pitch over the left field wall for a solo shot in the fifth inning. He also earned an RBI the hard way, getting plunked with the bases loaded in the sixth to drive in a run. Dozier will take them any way he can get them right now, as the 29-year-old is hitting just .207/.306/.352 in 48 games to date.
Jun 3 - 1:35 AM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

Dozier came home on Eduardo Escobar's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to score the Twins' only run of the game. Through 176 at-bats, he is slashing a paltry .205/.299/.335 with five homers, 17 RBI and three steals. The 29-year-old second baseman has yet to cash in on his fantasy potential this season.
Jun 1 - 7:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
2Max Kepler
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
6Pat Dean
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Zack Jones
11Neil Ramirez