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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 and plated the Twins lone run as they dropped a critical decision to the Royals on Saturday in Minnesota.
The loss closes the door on the Twins playoff hopes. At the time, Dozier's run-scoring single in the sixth inning tied the game at 1-1, but the Royals would strike for four the following frame to put the game out of reach. Dozier also swiped his 12th base of the year in the loss. The power-hitting infielder is slashing .236/.307/.444 on the season with 28 long balls and 77 RBI. Oct 3 - 4:08 PM

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Brian Dozier had a two-run double as part of a 2-for-5 effort as the Twins beat the Tigers 7-1 on Sunday.

Dozier drilled a two-run double to left field in the middle of the Twins' six-run outburst in the second inning to chase Randy Wolf from the game. The second baseman has been a valuable fantasy performer this season, batting .242/.314/.459 with 28 home runs, 75 RBI, 101 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases.
Sep 27 - 4:31 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Dozier's run-scoring double in the third inning turned out to be the game-winning run. With the run scored, Dozier now has 98 runs on the year, third-best in the American League. The second baseman is hitting .238/.313/.454 with 27 homers, 71 RBI and 11 stolen bases for good measure.
Sep 22 - 11:14 PM

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Dozier has been scuffling of late and is getting a breather. Eduardo Escobar is shifting over to second base and Eduardo Nunez is handling shortstop.
Sep 20 - 11:05 AM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Astros.

Dozier was flummoxed by Astros starter Collin McHugh. With the 0-for-4, he now sports a .241/.313/.471 triple slash. He's also hit 26 home runs, driven in 68, scored 90 and stolen 10 bases. The homers are a career-high and the RBI number is three off of his 2014 total.
Sep 4 - 11:55 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

The Twins didn't do anything with either of their All-Star second baseman's doubles, as Dozier did not score a run in the contest. With the pair of two-baggers, he's now hit 33 doubles in each of the last three seasons. Dozier's worked to a .245/.315/.478 triple-slash while smacking 26 homers with 66 RBI, 88 runs scored and 10 steals in 2015.
Aug 29 - 10:45 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with a stolen base as the Twins lost 8-7 in 10 innings to the Yankees on Monday.

Dozier reached on an infield single, stole second base, and was stranded in the first inning. He singled to lead off the third and scored on Miguel Sano's home run. The All-Star second baseman has turned in another solid season, hitting .248/.318/.493 with 25 home runs, 61 RBI, 82 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases.
Aug 17 - 11:36 PM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Dozier waited until late to do his damage. His two-run homer in the eighth inning pushed the Twin advantage to 4-0. They would ultimately win 4-1. The All-Star second baseman carries a .246/.316/.496 triple-slash with 25 home runs, 61 RBI, 81 RBI and nine steals. He's not running quite as often as he has in previous campaigns, but he should end the season with career bests for home runs (already notched that one) and RBI.
Aug 15 - 10:26 PM

Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

It's a rare day off for the second baseman. Eduardo Escobar is filling in for Dozier.
Aug 14 - 5:16 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-9 win over the Indians.

Friday's contest against the Indians featured numerous big swings. The Twins held a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third, at which point, the Indians scored four of their own before pulling ahead with five runs in the fourth inning to take a 9-7 lead. All hope was not lost for Twinkie fans, though, as their team battled back in turn. Dozier's solo home run in the sixth inning knotted the score at 9-9 and Torii Hunter put the Twins ahead for good with a solo bomb of his own in the top of the ninth. Dozier's been a beast all season and is currently slashing .249/.320/.501 with 24 home runs, 29 doubles, 58 RBI and nine steals.
Aug 7 - 10:44 PM

Brian Dozier is back in the leadoff Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Dozier batted second Wednesday while Aaron Hicks was in the leadoff spot. However, Hicks has moved down to sixth in the order for Thursday's game.
Aug 6 - 4:06 PM

Brian Dozier hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to push Sunday's contest with the Mariners to extra innings.

Pitching was the name of the game on Sunday, as neither team scored until the ninth inning. After Nelson Cruz launched a solo homer to give the M's a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth, Dozier responded in kind with a solo dinger of his own in the bottom of the frame. The Mariners would ultimately prevail by a score of 4-1 in 11 innings. Dozier has been one of the best hitters in the game this season and is probably going to (undeservedly) be left out of the AL MVP conversation despite his strong play. He's slashing .253/.327/.509 with 23 homers, 57 RBI, 75 runs scored and nine steals. 54 of his 102 hits have gone for extra bases.
Aug 2 - 6:33 PM

Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run against the Yankees on Friday.

Dozier just keeps on mashing. The 28-year-old is now up to 21 home runs and 55 RBI on the year and should blow away his career-highs in both categories. While he's hitting just .208 this month, he continues to get it done in the power department.
Jul 24 - 11:35 PM

Brian Dozier is out of the Twins' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for Dozier, who has 20 home runs and 53 RBI in 93 games this season for the Twins. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base against the Angels.
Jul 23 - 1:33 PM

Brian Dozier clubbed a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning on Friday, leading the Twins to an improbable come-from-behind victory over the Tigers.

The Twins were shut out by Justin Verlander heading into the eighth inning, trailing 6-0. They were able to scratch out a run in the eighth, then erupted for seven more in the ninth off of Bruce Rondon and Joakim Soria, highlighted by Dozier's dramatic blast. He finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBI and is slashing .259/.331/.521 with an impressive 19 homers and 49 RBI on the season.
Jul 10 - 11:40 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
3Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Byron Buxton
RF1Torii Hunter
2Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
7Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7Kyle Gibson
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke
10A.J. Achter
11Michael Tonkin
12Logan Darnell
13Ryan Pressly