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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:13:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 01:07:00 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.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 04:58:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:25:00 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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:32:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:55:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:15:00 AM