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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 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. Sep 12 - 11:43 PM

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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.
Sep 6 - 4:46 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.
Sep 3 - 12:12 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.
Aug 31 - 1:15 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.
Aug 22 - 12:09 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.
Aug 21 - 8:57 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run and an RBI in Saturday's defeat of the Diamondbacks.

He drove in a run by poking an infield single in the fourth inning, then came around to score on a Joe Mauer single. The second baseman isn't going to repeat last year's 42 home runs but he is having a quality season nonetheless. He has a .259 batting average with 24 home runs, 67 RBI, 66 runs and 11 stolen bases in 113 games.
Aug 19 - 11:23 PM

Brian Dozier slugged a solo homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Dozier went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night. Max Kepler, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, and Byron Buxton also homered in the Twins’ victory. After hitting 13 homers in the first half, Dozier is already up to 11 home runs since the All-Star break. He’s up to his old tricks once again.
Aug 19 - 12:20 AM

Brian Dozier had his third three-hit game of the month Wednesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a homer and a double against the Brewers.

It's not quite reminiscent of last year's binge yet, but Dozier has five homers in six games. His OPS is up to .799. Just once all season, on June 13, has Dozier finished a game with an .800 OPS.
Aug 9 - 11:54 PM

Brian Dozier blasted a grand slam on Tuesday, powering the Twins to an 11-4 victory over the Brewers.

Dozier's grand slam off of Matt Garza gave the Twins a 7-4 lead in the fourth inning. He added an RBI single in the fifth inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. For the season, the hard-hitting second baseman is slashing .249/.327/.455 with 21 long balls and 61 RBI.
Aug 9 - 12:25 AM

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

Dozier left Sunday's game due to illness, but he's fine. He's at second base and leading off against Brent Suter and the Brewers.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Dozier is a top play at the 2B spot this evening, as he'll square off with lefty Brent Suter at home. The leadoff man owns an elite .333 ISO and 190 wRC+ at home against southpaws this season with a 38.9% hard-hit rate, and he'll have the platoon advantage unlike Jonathan Schoop and Daniel Murphy. Suter hasn't been a sieve to RH bats this year, but we can't be terribly picky on a seven-game slate.
Aug 7 - 4:51 PM

Brian Dozier was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Rangers due to illness.

He's considered day-to-day. Prior to departing, Dozier went 1-for-3 including a two-run homer. He should should be ready to return to the Twins' lineup for Monday's series opener against the Brewers.
Aug 6 - 5:18 PM

Brian Dozier was removed from Sunday's game against the Rangers with an apparent injury.

No word yet on exactly what happened to the Twins' second baseman, but he was replaced by Ehire Adrianza. The Twins should provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 6 - 5:04 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored in Friday’s 8-4 win over the Rangers.

Dozier led off the first and second innings with a homer. We’re guessing that doesn’t happen very often. This was his seventh career multi-homer game. He’s batting .246/.326/.446 with 19 home runs, 54 RBI, and 10 steals through 99 games this season.
Aug 5 - 1:15 AM

Brian Dozier is getting the day off Wednesday against the Padres.

Eduardo Escobar will start at second base and bat second in the matinee road game versus Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo. Dozier went 0-for-4 in Tuesday night's shutout loss to San Diego.
Aug 2 - 1:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Niko Goodrum
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14Buddy Boshers