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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 clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Twins fell to the Tigers in Minnesota on Sunday.
Dozier tagged Tigers' closer Justin Wilson for the solo shot in the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .253/.340/.448 with 16 long balls and 48 RBI on the season. Jul 23 - 6:35 PM

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Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and finished 2-for-4 in Saturday's win over the Astros.

He started the game with a bang against Joe Musgrove. It was his 15th bomb of the year. He has a .247 batting average with 46 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 385 plate appearances.
Jul 15 - 11:06 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against the Astros on Friday.

Dozier set a new franchise record with his 21st career leadoff home run in this one. He also had a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning, but his hitting exploits weren’t enough to save the Twins on this night. Coming off a 42-homer campaign, Dozier is batting .244/.329/.429 with 14 home runs, 45 RBI, 10 steals, and 40 runs scored through 82 games.
Jul 15 - 1:26 AM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Dozier had been held out of each of the last two contests due to back soreness. His return on Wednesday paid dividends for the Twins, as the second baseman connected for an RBI single in the seventh inning. That hit cut the Angels' lead to 2-1, but the Twins would not score again in the contest. Dozier had a chance for some final heroics, but struck out against Bud Norris to end the game. Overall, the second baseman is hitting .248/.333/.425 with 13 homers, 39 RBI and 10 steals in 77 games played.
Jul 5 - 11:18 PM

Brian Dozier (back) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Dozier sat on Monday and Tuesday while nursing back soreness. He will hit leadoff in Wednesday's game, with Ervin Santana set to take the ball for the Twins to be opposed by Parker Bridwell for the Angels. Daily Slant: The sample size is still very small, but Parker Bridwell owns just a 12.3 K% to go along with a slate-worst 41.2 Hard% allowed, including a 44.7% mark to right-handed hitters. Minnesota sets up as an excellent pivot off Colorado, and the RH power bats on the Twins side are some of the most intriguing GPP plays on the board. Outside of Dozier, Miguel Sano is very appealing thanks to a .269 ISO and 49.6 Hard% against RHP.
Jul 5 - 5:03 PM

Brian Dozier (back) is available off the bench Tuesday against the Angels.

Dozier will sit for the second straight day due to back soreness. He believes he could have played Tuesday, but Twins manager Paul Molitor wanted him to take some extra time. The expectation is that he will be back in there at second base on Wednesday.
Jul 4 - 12:13 PM

Brian Dozier (back) is not expected to play Tuesday.

Dozier woke up Monday morning with a stiff back and was scratched from the lineup later that day when it didn't loosen up after batting practice. The Twins have an afternoon game Tuesday, so it's not a surprise that he's likely to miss another game.
Jul 4 - 12:08 AM

Brian Dozier was scratched from Monday's lineup with a slightly sore back.

It sounds like the Twins are just being cautious here and Dozier will probably be back in there Tuesday. Eduardo Escobar is getting a start at second base in Dozier's place.
Jul 3 - 7:32 PM

Brian Dozier was scratched from the Twins' lineup Monday.

The reasoning for Dozier's removal is unknown at this time, but the Twins should have an update soon. Eduardo Escobar is taking his spot at second base and Joe Mauer is moving up to the leadoff spot.
Jul 3 - 7:03 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

Dozier got the game off on the right foot for the Twins, smacking a double off starter David Price and coming around to score on a Joe Mauer groundout. It's been a year of good and not-so-good for the 30-year-old, whose 13 homers and 10 stolen bases are nice but whose .249/.335/.438 line is less impressive. It's hard to imagine there's much to it, but Dozier did go crazy after the All-Star break last year, a performance owners are certainly hoping for again in 2017.
Jun 30 - 12:04 AM

Brian Dozier hit a tie-breaking solo shot in the eighth inning to lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Indians on Saturday.

He went yard off reliever Cody Allen to bust a 2-2 tie. It was his only knock of the game although he did score another run earlier in the contest. Dozier has little chance of repeating his 42-homer outburst from a year ago but he has been a stalwart fantasy second-sacker this year anyway. He has a .254 batting average with 13 homers, 36 runs, 35 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 24 - 9:36 PM

Brian Dozier had a three-hit night and drove in two runs in Friday’s win over the Indians.

Dozier doubled home a run in the second inning before plating another run with a single in the seventh. He hasn’t duplicated the massive power he showed last season, but he’s still sitting on 12 homers, 34 RBI, 10 steals, and 34 runs scored through 67 games this season.
Jun 23 - 10:56 PM

Brian Dozier is absent from the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for Dozier. Eduardo Escobar is at second base and Jorge Polanco is hitting leadoff.
Jun 18 - 11:38 AM

Brian Dozier smacked a solo home run in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Dozier has picked up the pace in the power department, posting four home runs with nine RBI over the past 13 outings. He now has 12 homers and 31 RBI on the season. On June 17 last season he had seven homers with 25 RBI and he ended up with 42 home runs and 99 RBI. He has proven to be a slow starter in the past, but look for Dozier to make up for lost time over the summer.
Jun 18 - 3:31 AM

Brian Dozier drilled a two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday.

He went deep off starter Jeff Samardzija with catcher Chris Gimenez aboard in the fifth inning. It was his only hit of the game. It was his 10th longball of the season and it looks highly unlikely that Dozier will come close to repeating the 42 bombs he hit last year.
Jun 10 - 9:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Jaime Garcia
4Hector Santiago
5Adalberto Mejia
6Bartolo Colon
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Matt Belisle
6Ryan O'Rourke
7Trevor Hildenberger
8Buddy Boshers
9Alan Busenitz
10Ryan Pressly
11Phil Hughes
12Trevor May