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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
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Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
Dozier's two-bagger was one of three extra-base hits the Twins managed in the defeat. It was his fourth of the season. On the whole, the second baseman is slashing .303/.370/.545 with four home runs, seven RBI, 14 runs scored and a pair of steals. He's recorded multiple hits in three of his last four games and is now working on a 15-game hitting streak. Remarkably, he has collected at least one knock in every game this season. Apr 21 - 9:16 PM

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Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Dozier has now hit safely in each of the first 11 games of the season and ended 2017 on a seven-game streak, meaning he's at 18 between the two seasons. He's done it by the skin of his teeth lately -- his last eight games have been of the one-hit variety -- and he's hitting .289/.385/.600 in those 11 games this year. We'll see if he's got the goods to make this interesting.
Apr 13 - 12:12 AM

Brian Dozier was on base all five times up Tuesday, going 1-for-1 with four walks against the Astros.

The Twins were able to plate him just once, but that did give him nine runs in nine games. Dozier has yet to drive in anyone besides himself this year; he has four homers and four RBI.
Apr 10 - 11:40 PM

Brian Dozier blasted his fourth home run of the season as the Twins dispatched of the Pirates on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Dozier got the Twins on the board with a solo shot off of Pirates' starter Ivan Nova in the third inning. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks and two runs scored. Dozier is off to a nice start, slashing .318/.400/.909 with four long balls and four RBI.
Apr 4 - 9:35 PM

Brian Dozier hit his third homer in two days Monday against the Pirates.

Dozier usually waits until June or July to go on his home run tears, but he's not wasting any time this season. He's scored an AL-high six runs in four games.
Apr 2 - 4:48 PM

Brian Dozier homered twice Sunday in a victory over the Orioles.

Dozier led things off with a homer in the first off of Kevin Gausman, and he homered again off of Pedro Araujo in the sixth. Dozier has put up excellent numbers in the past few years, but he's done so in spite of getting off to slow starts. If he can hit in April like he has the other months of the year, this could be a sensational season for the 30-year-old second baseman.
Apr 1 - 4:05 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that extension talks between the Twins and Brian Dozier are "dead."

Dozier told reporters three weeks ago that he had not been approached by the Twins about extending his contract. It's not known if those talks took place and failed, or if Dozier is just telling the Twins that he's now unwilling to discuss staying in Minnesota before hitting free agency this fall. Assuming another productive season, the 30-year-old will be among the most sought-after infielders on the open market.
Mar 28 - 7:43 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 in a 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday in the Twins' spring finale.

Dozier did not have a strong spring training, and even with the two-hit day he finishes the exhibition season with an OPS of .744. He's gotten off to slow starts for most of his career, so it's not surprising to see him struggle early on. He'll still be among the best fantasy second basemen in baseball when the year is over.
Mar 27 - 6:56 PM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-3 on Friday, dropping his spring average to .150.

Dozier is 3-for-20 with no homers and one walk. One wonders what he could do in a season if he could avoid his customary slow start; he's hit just .221/.310/.369 in April during his career.
Mar 9 - 4:45 PM

Brian Dozier told reporters Tuesday that he has not been approached by the Twins about a contract extension.

Dozier is scheduled to become a free agent next winter, and it appears he will indeed be hitting the open market. "I've said I wanted to stay here since forever, but I've really vocalized it the last couple years," Dozier said Tuesday. "But I just don't think it's in their future, from what I've been told. We'll see if anything else shakes out, but I'll leave at it." The 30-year-old second baseman posted an .856 OPS with 34 home runs, 93 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 106 runs scored over 152 regular-season games in 2017.
Mar 6 - 8:49 PM

Brian Dozier doubled twice and scored a run in the Twins' Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Dozier missed some time in Twins camp last month while passing a kidney stone, but he has now appeared in four Grapefruit League games. The veteran second baseman put up an .856 OPS with 34 home runs, 93 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 106 runs scored over 152 regular-season games in 2017 and he should remain a big-time fantasy asset in 2018 as the primary leadoff man in a dynamic Twins lineup.
Mar 4 - 4:21 PM

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

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 MLB.com, 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.
Source: MLB.com
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Trevor May
8Tyler Kinley
9Tyler Duffey