Brian Dozier 2B MIN 3 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 4 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 12 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 14 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 17 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 21 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 25 Days

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 1 Month

Brian Dozier hit a walk-off RBI single against 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 Belesario 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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 1 Month

Brian Dozier returned to action on Saturday June 14.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 1 Month

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.