Brian Dozier 2B MIN 2 Days

Dozier is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, according to LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Dozier is just 6-for-39 (.154) this month, so manager Ron Gardenhire decided to give him a day off for the first time since Sept. 3. Eduardo Escobar will man second base for the Twins in Dozier's place.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 13 Days

Dozier is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Dozier locked up a 20-20 season back a few weeks ago already, but his steep dropoff in production from the first two months of the season has left his owners wanting more. Perhaps a day of rest will be what Dozier needs to finish the season with a flourish, but in fairness, his numbers have probably already exceeded what most projected for him coming into the campaign.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 27 Days

Dozier went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 20th stolen base in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland. He becomes just the sixth Twins player to record 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season.

Despite his strong power-speed numbers, Dozier has been slumping lately as he was hitting just .219 in August before Wednesday with only one home run and two stolen bases.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 1 Month

Dozier was 1-for-3 with a run scored, one RBI, a walk, and stolen base in a losing cause against Oakland on Saturday night.

Dozier is only hitting .240 but his combination of power (19 homes runs) and speed (19 steals) has been a very welcome dividend for his fantasy owners.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 2 Months

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.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.