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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 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

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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

Brian Dozier doubled and belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning of Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Dozier took Bud Norris over the left-field wall on a two-strike, two-out pitch to give the Twins a lead that they wouldn't relinquish. He also added a pair of stolen bases on the day. Dozier has added to his Final Vote resume with a pair of homers since Monday, giving him 18 for the season.
Jul 8 - 4:21 PM

Brian Dozier slugged a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning, helping the Twins outlast the Orioles on Monday.

Dozier was 0-for-3 with a walk leading into the at-bat against Tommy Hunter. Perhaps angered by his being left off the AL All-Star roster, Dozier parked a two-run home run beyond the left field fence for his 17th home run of the season. Among qualified second basemen, Stephen Drew is the only other hitter at the position with double-digits in home runs (11). Dozier is hitting a cool .260/.332/.517 with 42 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Jul 6 - 11:02 PM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Ouchie. Rough game aside, Dozier is putting in a fine season and is currently slashing .260/.331/.514 with 16 homers, 40 RBI and seven steals. His combination of speed and power make him one of the best fantasy chips at his position.
Jul 4 - 12:35 AM

Brian Dozier clubbed a three-run home run in a 1-for-5 effort on Monday, but the Twins fell to the Reds.

Dozier's three-run home run capped off a six-run fourth inning in which the Twins made serious inroads, reducing their deficit to 9-7 at the time. Dozier is having an even better season thus far than he did in 2014, batting .266/.340/.529 with 16 home runs and 40 RBI with seven stolen bases.
Jun 29 - 11:08 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a leadoff home run in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

His leadoff blast against Kyle Lohse gave the Twins an early lead, but the Brewers pounded out six runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Dozier is already up to 15 home runs through 71 games, so he has a really good chance to surpass his career-high of 23 from last season.
Jun 26 - 11:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Byron Buxton
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7J.R. Graham
8Ryan Pressly
9Trevor May
10Ryan O'Rourke
11A.J. Achter