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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 10 - 9:38 PM

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Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Dozier continued tearing the cover off the ball, registering his fourth multi-hit game during his six-game hitting streak. In that time, Dozier is 11-for-23 with three doubles, two RBI, six runs scored and a stolen base. Dozier has also walked in each of his last six games, and the second baseman is still among the league leaders in runs scored, walks and stolen bases.
Aug 6 - 12:13 AM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with three singles in Friday's 10-8 loss to the White Sox.

In addition to the three singles, Dozier also scored three runs. With the effort, he ran his slash line to .239/.335/.424. He's been the best player on the Twins this season. Granted, that isn't saying a ton, but still.
Aug 2 - 1:07 AM

Brian Dozier is back in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Dozier missed Thursday's contest due to a swollen left thumb, but it was never a real concern. He's batting .234/.330/.421 with 19 homers, 48 RBI and 17 stolen bases for the Twins this season.
Aug 1 - 4:58 PM

Brian Dozier is not in Thursday's lineup due to a swollen left thumb.

Dozier jammed the thumb while sliding into third base during Wednesday's game. The good news is that he planned to take batting practice before Thursday's contest and be available off the bench, so he should return to the lineup over the weekend. Eduardo Escobar is at second base Thursday.
Jul 31 - 6:25 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Dozier also doubled in the game, breaking an 0-for-15 slump. The most disappointing thing about his July slide is his lack of walks -- after walking 52 times through the season's first three months, Dozier has a 1/21 BB/K ratio in July. The drought has him at .233/.328/.422, and owners who sold high on him are patting themselves on the back right now.
Jul 29 - 11:32 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with a home run in a loss to the Indians on Tuesday.

Dozier was the only Twins player with more than one hit on the night, and he recorded two of the team's three extra-base hits -- along with the homer, Dozier doubled off Indians starter Danny Salazar in the game as well. He's now got 19 home runs to go with a still AL-best 72 runs scored. The three-hit night broke a 1-for-16 slide coming out of the All-Star break.
Jul 22 - 11:55 PM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 1-for-16 to begin the second half.

Dozier had a two-homer game the Sunday before the All-Star break to end a quiet spell, but his batting average is back down to .234 now. Worse, he's drawn all of one walk in 70 at-bats this month, compared to 51 in 306 at-bats through the end of June.
Jul 22 - 12:15 AM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with two home runs and four RBI in the Twins' 13-5 beatdown of the Rockies on Sunday.

Dozier led off the game with a ground-rule double, and he only got better from there. Dozier hit a solo home run in the eighth and added a three-run homer in the ninth for good measure. This season is shaping up to be Dozier's coming out party -- the second baseman has 18 home runs, 16 stolen bases, 45 RBI and an American League-best 69 runs scored heading into the break.
Jul 13 - 10:49 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk Friday against the Rockies.

Dozier entered Friday's action with no walks over his first nine games this month. However, now that he has one, he's up to 52 on the year, which already surpasses his total from all of last year. The 27-year-old isn't going to hit for average, but his improved on-base ability has helped keep his value afloat this season.
Jul 12 - 12:58 AM

Brian Dozier has been named by American League captain Jose Bautista as a Home Run Derby participant.

Dozier, who leads the Twins with 16 homers this season, will be joined by Bautista, Yoenis Cespedes and Adam Jones in the AL. The known National League participants so far are Troy Tulowitzki, Yasiel Puig, Giancarlo Stanton and Todd Frazier. The final participant for each league will be named on Thursday.
Jul 8 - 7:17 PM

The slumping Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first Friday against the Yankees.

Dozier had been stuck on 15 homers since June 14 and 15 steals since June 16. He tried for one of each today, but he was caught stealing for the fifth time this year down four runs in the second inning.
Jul 4 - 6:49 PM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 with a walk on Monday and is in a 1-for-24 slump that's dropped his average to .235.

He also committed two errors in the loss. Dozier has had a terrific first three months -- especially for fantasy purposes -- but one wonders if he'll wear down in the second half, especially given the Twins' reluctance to give him any days off at all.
Jun 30 - 11:57 PM

Brian Dozier hit a walk-off RBI single in a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.

It was Dozier's only hit of the game (he went 1-for-5), but he made it count. After Glen Perkins blew a 4-2 lead, the Sox brought in Daniel Webb to preserve the 4-4 tie. He walked two and Ronald Belisario finished off Chicago's crumbling ninth by allowing the single. Dozier's having one of the better seasons by a second baseman in the AL, slashing .238/.350/.447 to go with 15 steals.
Jun 20 - 11:55 PM

Brian Dozier (back) is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Dozier exited Wednesday's game with mild tightness in his lower back. He's feeling fine, but the Twins have decided to go ahead and give him what will be his first day off this season. Eduardo Escobar is handling second base Friday.
Jun 13 - 2:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno