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2 Brian Dozier 2B
Height/Weight: 5-11/198 | Birthdate: 5/15/1987 | Birthplace: Tupelo, MS | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 55.92
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Twins 2B Brian Dozier launches homer in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit his 16th home run of the season in Monday night's 11-7 loss to the Reds. 

Dozier went yard on a three-run bomb in the fourth inning off of Reds pitcher Mike Leake. That was Dozier's only hit of the game as he finished 1 for 5 and struck out three times. That was Dozier's third home run over his past 10 games. 

He now has a slash line of .266/.340/.529.


Brian Dozier homers in Twins' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier led off Friday's game with a home run. Dozier went deep for the 15th time this year and second time in four games. He has five RBI over that span, giving him 37 on the year. 

Dozier went 3 for 4 and is 5 for his last 8. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier goes 2 for 4 in Wednesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 2 for 4 at the plate Wednesday to help lead the Twins to a 6-1 win over the White Sox.

Dozier also drove in a run when he hit a single off Chris Sale in the seventh inning, which drove in Shane Robinson.

Prior to his two-hit performance Wednesday, Dozier was hitting .212 with three home runs and seven RBI in his last 14 games.


Twins' Brian Dozier collects three RBI in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier drove in three runs to help send the Twins to a 13-2 win over the White Sox on Monday.

Dozier went 2 for 5 at the plate with three RBI. Dozier hit his 14th home run of the season when he connected off Guerra for a two-run shot in the eighth inning.

Prior to his two-hit game Monday, Dozier was hitting .209 with two home runs and four RBI in his last 12 games.


Twins bump Buxton to leadoff spot, Dozier down to second spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) For the first time since his promotion to the majors, the Twins batted Byron Buxton in the leadoff spot Monday against the White Sox. He had hit ninth in his first eight games.

Buxton moving to the top spot in the lineup meant Brian Dozier got bumped to the second spot in the batting order. Dozier has hit leadoff a team-high 51 times in 2015, and Monday was the first time he hadn't hit leadoff since May 20.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he envisions Buxton batting leadoff as a "one-day thing," per MLB.com. He likes the matchup Monday against left-hander John Danks.

Buxton is batting just .120 (3 for 25) with one triple, one stolen base and nine strikeouts since his highly anticipated promotion. Dozier has a .271/.529/.887 slash line in his last 19 games.


Twins 2B Brian Dozier doubles, homers in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 2 for 5 in his team's 4-3 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Dozier started the game off with a solo home run, his 13th of the year, in the top of the first inning. 

Dozier is hitting .265 with 13 home runs and 31 RBI in 238 at-bats this season.


Twins' Brian Dozier hits game-tying homer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning of Friday's loss to Texas. 

Dozier went 1 for 3 with a run and two runs scored. 

Dozier hit his twelfth home run of the season and drove in his 33rd run. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier rips 11th home run Saturday vs. Brewers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier stayed hot with the bat on Saturday, going 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run while scoring two runs in his team's 4-2 loss to the Brewers.

Dozier is on fire at the plate right now. He has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, including five straight following Saturday's performance. The home run was his 11th of the season, and he's now batting .266 on the year.


Twins 2B Brian Dozier goes deep for the 10th time this year


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier blasted his 10th home run of the season in the 6-3 loss to the Red Sox in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader. Dozier crushed an Eduardo Rodriguez pitch into the Green Monster seats at Fenway Park for a solo shot to bring the Twins to within a run. But it wasn't enough to avoid the defeat.

Dozier went 2 for 3 in the contest and now has 12 hits in 39 at-bats over his last 10 games. 


Twins' Brian Dozier doubles twice, scores three runs Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three runs scored in his team's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Dozier opened the first inning with a double and was eventually driven home on a sacrifice fly. He struck out in his next at-bat before knocking another double to open the sixth, scoring on a single later the inning. The second baseman then singled with a man on in the seventh inning and scored the decisive run of the game on a double by the next batter.

Dozier closed April with a .671 OPS but picked things up in May, posting a .287/.355/.630 line with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 108 at-bats during the month. He's hit nine homers in 190 at-bats through the end of May, putting him on pace to topple last season's career-best total of 23.


Twins 2B Brian Dozier cracks two home runs on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 2 for 5 at the plate in Minnesota's 8-1 win over the White Sox on Sunday. 

Dozie got things going in the first when he smacked a leadoff home run off of Jose Quintana. Then in the seventh, Dozier did it again, blasting a three-run shot off of Scott Carroll over the left center field wall, his ninth of the season.

"He kinda started it and then finished it off today," manager Paul Molitor said to MLB.com. "He got the first one and then the last three. And in between we had a really nice inning."

Dozier is now hitting .253 with 24 RBI in 166 at-bats this season.


Twins RF Torii Hunter returns to No. 2 slot in the order on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) With the Twins returning to an American League ballpark, right fielder Torii Hunter will move back to the second spot in the batting order on Friday against the White Sox. With the team playing in Pittsburgh the last two games, Hunter was hitting fith in the order.

Now, with the team in Chicago, Brian Dozier moves back to the lead-off spot, while Danny Santana slides down to ninth.


Twins' Brian Dozier goes deep in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a solo home run in the first inning, Tuesday, to put Minnesota ahead of Pittsburgh to stay. 

Dozier went 1 for 4 and scored twice. He hit his seventh home run and recorded his 20th RBI. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier hits second homer in as many games


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Second baseman Brian Dozier hit his second homer in two games Saturday, helping the Twins get past the Rays.

Dozier delivered a solo shot in the eighth inning.

Twins 2B Brian Dozier HRs, knocks go-ahead sac fly in Friday's win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Second baseman Brian Dozier delivered a game-tying homer in the third inning and added a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh to help lift the Twins over the Rays on Friday.

"You don't really think about it," Dozier said about the home run. "It just came in a big situation to tie the game up."

Brian Dozier's leadoff homer supplies only Twins' offense


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier led off Sunday's game with a home run. The Twins would manage just one more hit in the loss to Cleveland. 

"He kept shaking to the fastball and left a couple up in the zone," Dozier said of Danny Salazar's pitch that he hit out. "I missed one and the next one put a good swing on it. After that, I think I only saw one more fastball."

Dozier went 1 for 4, hitting his fourth homer and recording his 16th RBI. He's hitting .244 this season. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier breaks loose with homer, double


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had been in a mini-slump heading into this weekend, but the surprisingly bad Indians pitching has proven to be a tonic for many hitters this season.

The same has held true Saturday for Dozier, who doubled and scored in the third and slammed a solo home run in the sixth. He added a walk and has scored six runs in the last four games.

His .420 slugging percentage is at its peak since April 13. He hasn't had a single since May 5.


Twins 2B Brian Dozier excelling from the top of the batting order


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) In the nine games since the Twins seemingly gave up on having second baseman Brian Dozier bat cleanup in the batting order and moved him back to the top of the lineup, Dozier is batting .317 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, nine RBI and two stolen bases. He has hit safely in seven of those nine contests. Think this was the right move?

Dozier's hot-hitting continued in Monday's victory over the A's, when he went 2 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI. 

To put things in perspective, Dozier is batting a mere .185 with two RBI out of the No. 4 spot in the lineup. It may be a while before manager Paul Molitor decides to move Dozier out of the top of the order. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier cracks first triple of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 4 for 5 at the plate in Minnesota's 13-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday. Dozier picked up his lone RBI of the game in the third inning when he singled to center, bringing home Chris Herrmann. 

Then in the eighth, Dozier ripped a triple to deep center field, his first of the season. He had just one in 2014 as well. Dozier boosted his average to .240 with 11 RBI in 96 at-bats.


Twins 2B Brian Dozier hits three-run homer in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier recorded at least one hit for the fourth time in his past five games on Thursday in his team's 12-2 win over the White Sox. 

Dozier went 2 for 5 and hit a three-run home run to left field in the third inning. The homer scored Shane Robinson and Danny Santana. Dozier now has two home runs for the season. 

Dozier totaled four RBI and scored two runs of his own. 

He's now hitting .220/.305/.366. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, according to MLB.com. Dozier will get his first day off of the year after starting the first 19 games in a row. Dozier is hitting .205 with a home run and six RBI in 73 at-bats.

Eduardo Escobar will draw the start at second base and bat sixth. He is hitting .146 in 41 at-bats this season. The Twins are currently the underdogs (+125) against Detroit.


Twins move Torii Hunter into No. 2 spot, drop Brian Dozier to cleanup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor decide to swap Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter in Wednesday's lineup against the Royals. He moved Hunter into the second spot in the lineup and dropped Dozier into the cleanup spot.

Hunter is batting .130 (3 for 23) with no extra-base hits and two RBI in seven games, while Dozier is batting .241 (7 for 29) with one home run, three doubles and two RBI in seven games.


Twins' Brian Dozier batting .200 with one HR through six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier carries a three-game hit streak into Monday's game against the Royals. His modest hit streak started Friday against the White Sox, when he had his first home run and multihit game (2 for 6) this season.

Dozier is batting .200 (5 for 25) with one double, two runs, no walks and four strikeouts through six games.


Twins lineup set for Opening Day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Twins manager Paul Molitor posted the team's starting lineup for Monday's Opening Day game against the Tigers.

The Twins will face LHP David Price with the following lineup: 

Danny Santana SS, Brian Dozier 2B, Joe Mauer 1B, Torii Hunter RF, Kennys Vargas DH, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Oswaldo Arcia LF, Kurt Suzuki C, Jordan Schafer CF. Phil Hughes will be the starting pitcher.


Twins lock up Brian Dozier to a four-year $20 million extension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) 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.