Brian Dozier
2B MIN
2 weeks ago

Dozier went 3-for-3 with a double in Saturday's spring training loss to Boston. He's hitting .250 with a home run in 20 at-bats this spring.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier had a slow start to the spring as he was 2-for-17 before Sunday. He hit his first home run Saturday, so it looks like he's warming up in time for Opening Day. Dozier is healthy and assured of a starting job, so his stats don't mean too much this spring. It's not clear where he'll bat in the order, however, as he could remain the leadoff hitter or bat lower in the order. The Twins may not make a decision about the top of their lineup until late in spring training.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 weeks ago

Dozier (personal) is in the lineup for Wednesday's exhibition against Team USA, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports. He'll bat third in the order and play second base.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier left the Twins earlier in the week to attend his grandmother's funeral, but he wasn't away from the team for long. He's made three prior appearances in Grapefruit League play, going 1-of-7 at the dish with a pair of walks.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 weeks ago

Dozier left camp Monday for family reasons, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reasons were undisclosed, but it was noted that Dozier should be back within a week. With the extended spring training this year, the 29-year-old won't be affected by the short absence.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
4 months ago

Dozier (oblique) plans to start taking swings later this month, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

EDGE Analysis

Dozier took two months off following the end of the regular season in order to allow his oblique injury to heal. The star second baseman's future with the Twins is currently uncertain, as he has been the center of many trade rumors this offseason. It is possible he finds himself in a more advantageous situation next season, but it will be hard for him to improve upon what was likely a career year in 2016.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
6 months ago

Dozier (oblique) is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Doezier left Saturday's game with a sore oblique, which will keep him out Sunday as well. With Dozier sitting, Eduardo Escobar will start at second while Byron Buxton hits leadoff.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
6 months ago

Dozier left Saturday's game against the White Sox with right oblique soreness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier nearly lasted the entire game but ultimately exited after three at-bats. With Sunday being the last game of the season for Minnesota, it wouldn't be surprising to see him rested as a precaution.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
6 months ago

Dozier is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday will mark just the second time that Dozier hasn't been in the lineup for the month of September. With Dozier out, Eduardo Escobar will start at second base while Jorge Polanco moves up to the leadoff spot.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
6 months ago

Dozier hit his 42nd home run of the season in Game 1 of the Twins' doubleheader Thursday against the Tigers. It was his 40th homer while playing second base, which set the American League single-season record, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's also only the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 40-dinger mark while manning the keystone, joining the illustrious company of Rogers Hornsby, Davey Johnson and Ryne Sandberg. Dozier's power hasn't been a question: He'd increased his seasonal big-fly total from 18 to 23 to 28 before this year's eye-popping numbers. His biggest 2017 riddle, however, will be sustaining his .281 batting average, which looks like an outlier.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
6 months ago

Dozier went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and two walks in Thursday's 5-1 win at Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier's two-run single in the second inning extended his hitting streak to 19 games. He has been on base 10 times over the last four games while driving in five runs thanks in large part to two doubles and two homers in that stretch. The second baseman is just one run and two RBI short of reaching 100.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
7 months ago

Dozier hit his 40th home run of the season Monday, setting a new career high and helping the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier continues to hit bombs out of the leadoff spot for Minnesota, with 25 of his 40 homers coming while batting first in the order. The 40 homers are second in the majors only to Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo. While his 96 runs are impressive, one can't help but think Dozier might have even more than the 94 RBI has has if he were batting in the middle of the lineup.