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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: 55.90
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Twins 2B Brian Dozier belts 21st home run on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Twins All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier went 1 for 4 on Friday, but he slugged his team-leading 21st home run in the 10-1 thrashing of the Yankees. Dozier's eighth-inning blast put an end to the Twins' scoring for the night.

Over his past 10 games, Dozier is batting .225 with three home runs (not counting the one he hit in the All-Star game). 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier out Thursday against Angels


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is not in the team's lineup against the Angels on Thursday.

Dozier will be replaced by Eduardo Nunez, who will hit out of the second spot in the lineup.


Twins' Brian Dozier homers in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 1 for 4 with a walk in Friday's win over Oakland. 

Dozier hit a solo home run, his 20th of the year and fourth in the last eight games. 

Dozier also made an error, his fourth of the year. 


Twins' Brian Dozier homers in first All Star at bat


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was a late addition to the All Star team, but he didn't waste any time making an impact. 

Dozier went deep in the eighth inning, becoming the 16th player in history to hit a home run in his first All Star at bat. 


Twins 2B Brian Dozier named to All-Star team on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier will head to Cincinnati after all, as he was added to the American League All-Star roster on Saturday. Dozier was a candidate for the Final Vote, but lost out to Mike Moustakas.

Dozier made history with a pair of walk-off home runs this past week, and overall has a .259 average with 19 longballs this season. He will replace Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays, who is unavailable to play in the Midsummer Classic.


Twins' Brian Dozier hits second walk-off in five days


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a walk-off three-run home run to cap a seven-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning. 

Dozier hit his second career walk-off homer, both coming in the last five days. 

Dozier went 2 for 5 with four RBI. He has three homers and nine RBi in the last five games. 


Twins' Brian Dozier belts go-ahead two-run home run Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier came through with a big two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Orioles. Dozier's blast came with the Twins down 1-0 in the sixth inning, giving them a 3-1 lead. 

Overall on the afternoon, Dozier went 2 for 5 with two RBI and and a run scored. He also stole two bases, giving him nine for the season.

Dozier now has 18 home runs on the year, and has hit four over his last 16 games. He is a candidate to be the final man added to the American League All-Star team.


Brian Dozier hits walk-off home run for Twins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier opened his Final Vote candidacy for an All Star roster spot with a walk-off two-run home run, Monday against Baltimore. 

Dozier went 1 for 4 with a walk. He hit his 17th homer of the year and first in seven games.

Dozier hit his first career walk-off and first extra-inning homer. 


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


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.