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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
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Dozier (kidney stones) reported back to Twins camp on Wednesday.
Dozier missed the Twins' first few full-squad workouts while passing a kidney stone and he admitted Wednesday that he was in "excruciating pain" for several days, but he should be ready to rock soon after Grapefruit League play gets underway. The 30-year-old second baseman slashed .271/.359/.498 with 34 home runs and 16 stolen bases over 152 games with the Twins in 2017. Feb 21 - 10:29 AM

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Brian Dozier missed the Twins' first full-squad workout on Monday due to a kidney stone.

Dozier is expected to be sidelined for a few days, but it shouldn't be a long-term issue. The 30-year-old batted .271/.359/.498 with 34 homers and 16 steals in 2017 and is going into his final year before free agency.
Feb 19 - 3:56 PM

According to Rhett Bollinger of, the Twins have still yet to discuss a long-term contract extension with second baseman Brian Dozier.

Dozier is entering the final year of the four-year, $20 million extension that he signed in 2015. He has expressed his desire to remain in Minnesota and his willingness to sign another extension, but to this point the Twins haven't approached him about one. The 30-year-old was an eighth round pick of the Twins in the 2009 draft and his spent his entire career with the organization.
Jan 21 - 4:19 PM

Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Brian Dozier and the Twins have yet to talk about a contract extension.

Dozier is entering the final year of a four-year, $20 million dollar deal he signed just before the start of the 2015 season. He's been one of the better power/speed players in baseball over the last three years, averaging 35 homers and 15 stolen bases in that time frame. If the Twins fall out of contention in 2018 with Dozier an impending free agent, he could be one of the most sought-after bats near the trade deadline.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:43:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:22:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 12:11:00 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.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:47:00 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.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:25:00 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.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:06:00 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.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:43:00 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.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:46:00 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.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:12:00 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.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 01:15:00 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.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 12:09:00 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.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 08:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
2Chris Heisey
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Jake Odorizzi
4Kyle Gibson
5Adalberto Mejia
6Anibal Sanchez
7Trevor May
8Phil Hughes
9Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Tyler Duffey
8Alan Busenitz
9Gabriel Moya
10John Curtiss
11Tyler Kinley