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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 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

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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

Brian Dozier (back) expects to play Friday.

Dozier was removed from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays with mild tightness in his lower back. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed in his postgame chat that it's not a major concern. The second baseman currently holds a .243/.353/.454 batting line on the season.
Jun 11 - 4:50 PM

Brian Dozier left Wednesday's game versus the Blue Jays with lower back tightness.

Dozier was injured when he collided with Eduardo Nunez on a popup. The Twins are calling him day-to-day, so it's likely just a precautionary exit. The club is off Thursday, so Dozier could be back in there Friday.
Jun 11 - 1:44 PM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Dozier's first-inning home run off of J.A. Happ was all the offense the Twins would need on the evening. The second baseman now has 14 homers and 33 RBI along with a .245/.356/.458 slash line. Dozier has arguably been the second-most productive second baseman in baseball behind Chase Utley.
Jun 10 - 10:27 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored, and the Twins beat the Brewers 6-4 on Tuesday.

The second baseman connected for his 12th home run, a two-run shot against Yovani Gallardo, in the fifth inning. Dozier also walked in the game, reaching base all four times he came to the plate. He's cooled somewhat after a torrid start to the season, but the 27-year-old is still among the American League leaders in homers, runs scored, walks and stolen bases.
Jun 4 - 12:20 AM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Yohan Pino
6Logan Darnell
7Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno