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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brian Dozier went 2-for-6 and blasted his first home run of the season, powering the Twins to a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday.
It was an offensive explosion for the Twins after scoring just one run against the Tigers in their opening series. Dozier's solo blast came courtesy of Matt Albers in the sixth inning and increased their lead to 3-0. With the two-hit effort, he raised his average to .176 (3-for-17). Apr 10 - 7:29 PM

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Twins signed 2B Brian Dozier to a four-year, $20 million contract extension.

The two sides were reportedly making progress on an extension earlier this month, but it's now official. Dozier will make $2 million this season, $3 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017, and $9 million in 2018. No options are included. The deal doesn't buy out any of his free agent years, but it gives the Twins some cost certainty for his arbitration years. It's also a nice reward for Dozier, who is coming off a solid 2014 season where he batted .242/.345/.416 with 23 home runs, 71 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.
Mar 24 - 8:43 AM

Batting third behind Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier doubled and walked Wednesday against the Orioles.

New manager Paul Molitor had been lining up Dozier second and Mauer third just like Ron Gardenhire did last year, but he said he wanted to give this a try. It's a better arrangement, even though Mauer is obviously the slower player. Even better might be batting Mauer first and Dozier second, but Danny Santana is going to get a chance to duplicate last year's success in the leadoff spot.
Mar 18 - 4:33 PM

Brian Dozier contributed three singles in three at-bats Wednesday versus the Rays.

Dozier didn't show much last spring before his fast start, hitting just .232 with one homer and two RBI in 56 at-bats. He's off to a 5-for-8 start this year, even though he missed a couple of days last week with the flu.
Mar 11 - 5:08 PM

Brian Dozier (illness) is back in the Twins' starting lineup on Monday.

Dozier was out for a couple of days because of the flu. The 27-year-old second baseman is reportedly close to signing a big contract extension with the Twins.
Mar 9 - 8:26 AM

Brian Dozier (illness) resumed full baseball activities Sunday.

Dozier has been dogged by the flu the last couple days but is apparent now over it. The second baseman is reportedly close to inking a contract extension with the Twins.
Mar 8 - 1:01 PM

Brian Dozier was scratched from the Twins starting lineup on Saturday due to illness.

Several Twins players have battled the flu in recent days, so Dozier could be the latest victim to succumb to the illness. He should return to the lineup in a couple of days.
Mar 7 - 10:58 AM

The Twins are making progress on a contract extension with Brian Dozier, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The deal is believed to be close. The Twins signed starter Phil Hughes to an extension earlier this offseason and are ticking another box in extending Dozier. Dozier, 27, will become eligible for arbitration for the first time after the season, so an extension would likely cover all three years and potentially more. The second baseman broke out last season with a productive .242/.345/.416 slash line along with 23 home runs, 71 RBI, and 21 stolen bases last season. His combination of power and speed makes him extremely valuable, both to the Twins and to fantasy owners.
Mar 3 - 9:04 AM

Brian Dozier had a huge night at the dish as the Twins routed the Tigers 11-4 in Detroit on Friday.

Dozier went 3-for-5 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI in the triumph. Despite hitting just .243 on the season, he has been one of the top all around performers in the middle infield from a fantasy perspective by clobbering 22 home runs, plating 69 and swiping 21 bases.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Like Joe Mauer, Dozier will also take a seat as the final week of the regular season begins. Doug Bernier will start at second base.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a home run on Saturday.

The home run was Dozier's 21st in 2014. Unfortunately for the Twins, the eighth inning solo shot came at a point when the team had already been buried by the incompetence of their starter, Trevor May, as they were down 7-1 when Dozier did went to work. The RBI was Dozier's 66th. He also hit his 33rd double of the year. Dozier's slashing .240/.346/.412, with 21 steals, 21 home runs and 106 runs scored.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Dozier doubled among his three hits, scoring in the fourth and ninth innings. He's now got 97 runs scored on the year, most in the American League. Dozier has a 10-game hitting streak that's run his line up to .244/.348/.421.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run double in Thursday's 10-inning win against the Royals.

Dozier singled in a run in the fourth inning and added the Twins' fourth and fifth runs of the 10th inning with a two-run double. The second baseman has now hit safely in seven consecutive games and sports a .240/.345/.419 slash line with 20 home runs, 61 RBI, and 20 stolen bases.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Brian Dozier doubled and scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Dozier scored what appeared to be the game-winning run in the seventh inning before the Royals came back for the walk-off victory. Even so, the run was Dozier's American League-leading 92nd run scored this season. The second baseman is hitting .236/.342/.417 overall.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Brian Dozier hit his 20th home run of the season against the A's on Sunday.

The homer, a solo shot, was Dozier's only hit in four at-bats. He's scored 82 runs, an American League high, and he's hitting .240/.340/.426 on the year. After hitting 18 homers and 14 stolen bases last season, Dozier has produced an even better follow-up season -- his 20 home runs is a career high, and with 19 steals he's well on his way to his first 20/20 season.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar