Brian Dozier 2B MIN 5 Months

Dozier had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three runs, three RBI, and a home run in the Twins' win over Detroit on Friday night.

He also made a highlight reel defensive play while the game was still in doubt. His batting average (.243) has been a bit of a disappointment, but with over 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, his production has been huge help for the Twins and his fantasy owners.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 5 Months

Dozier is not in the lineup Monday, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

It's a rare day off for Dozier, who had started six straight games at the keystone. Doug Bernier will get the start at second Monday.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 7 Months

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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.