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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||610.00||25.00||.248||73.00||102.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||58||19||5|| .494|| .672|| .328|
|vs Price (Career)||15||4||2|| .733||.313||.267|
|vs LHP||179||48||8|| .342|| .475|| .268|
|12/24/2014||Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD|
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Brian Dozier, 2B MIN|
|12/24/2014||Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW|
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|Lucas Duda, 1B NYM|
Brian Dozier, 2B MIN
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|12/23/2014||Brian Dozier, 2B MIN||Jacob deGrom, SP NYM|
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|Last 10 Games|
Twins lock up Brian Dozier to a four-year $20 million extension
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) The Twins have signed second baseman Brian Dozier to a four-year contract, buying his arbitration years, the team announced on Tuesday. According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, he will make $20 million over four years. Dozier will receive $15 million in the final two years of his deal, which includes no options, per MLB.com.
"This is a good day for the Twins and a good day for Brian," general manager Terry Ryan, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We like to reward players that have come through our system. We anticipate he's in the prime of his career, and suspect it's going to spike, some of numbers he has put up."
Dozier, an eighth round pick out of Southern Mississippi in 2009, is set to open the season at second base after hitting .242/.345/.416 with a team-high 23 home runs, 33 doubles, 71 RBI, 89 walks and 21 stolen bases in 598 at-bats last season. The 27-year-old has a career .241 batting average and 47 home runs over three MLB seasons.
Twins' Brian Dozier trying to be more than just a power hitter
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/12/15) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier totaled three singles -- all up the middle of the infield -- in three at-bats during Wednesday's spring game against the Rays.
Dozier has appeared in just three spring games, but he is batting .625 (5 for 8) with one double, one RBI, one walk and one strikeout.
"When you can use more of the field, especially deeper in the count, it's going to be advantageous for him to increase opportunities to get on base," Twins manger Paul Molitor said, per The Star Tribune.
Dozier has just a career .241 average over three MLB seasons. However, he has totaled 47 home runs, 77 doubles and has managed a slugging percentage .414 or better over the last two seasons. Still, it appears Dozier wants to be known as more than just a power hitter.
"We all know he can hit a fastball," Molitor said. "We all know he's got a little bit of pop. Just looking for ways for him to get to the next level. He's learning the strike zone. Now he is trying to figure out how to be better a little deeper in the count and cut down on some strikeouts and give yourself a chance."
Twins' Brian Dozier (illness) returns to lineup Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is in the starting lineup for Monday's split-squad game against the Pirates.
Dozier missed this weekend's slate of games due to illness but was able to return to baseball activity Sunday. He's set to open the season at second base after hitting .242/.345/.416 with 23 home runs, 71 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 598 at-bats last season.
Twins' Brian Dozier able to return to practice Sunday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/8/15) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was able to return to baseball activity Sunday, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Dozier was suffering from an illness, which caused him to miss Saturday's game.
Brian Dozier will miss Twins game due to illness
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/7/15) Twins outfielder Brian Dozier was scratched from Saturday's lineup and sent home due to illness.
Doug Bernier took his place in the revised lineup.
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|2014 summary: Brian Dozier emerged from obscurity to be a useful Fantasy option in 2013, but he became even more relevant last season. In increasing his walk rate and his stolen base attempts, Dozier elevated himself among the elite at second base, as he finished third in Fantasy points and fifth in Rotisserie value at his position. Dozier's tendency to pop out keeps him from delivering a high batting average, and his .242 mark from last year was just one point above his career average. In every other regard, Dozier was a Fantasy stud among middle infielders, hitting 23 home runs, scoring 112 runs, driving in 71 runs and stealing 21 bases.|
Playing time status: Dozier tied for the sixth-highest total of plate appearances in the majors, and as long as he remains at or near the top of the Twins' batting order, he should continue to amass plate appearances -- and his counting stats.
2015 outlook: Because Dozier's performance two seasons ago seemingly came out of nowhere, he had some skeptics heading into last season. Having built on that initial success, it is safe to view Dozier as a top five second basemen in this season's drafts, making him an early-round option.
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