Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:13:55 -0700
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier said he worked last season to get his foot down earlier, which allows him to have more power at the plate. He said the change started to occur in mid-May of last season. "I was missing a bunch of fastballs pretty much down the middle and didn't know why," he said.
Fantasy Tip: There isn't much upside here, but Dozier gives you nice power from the position. Plenty of room for regression here, so be aware.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:25:28 -0800
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (back) has been limited in camp with a sore back, but he's expected to be ready for workouts Saturday, Feb. 22. He has been taking balls but not running.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:13:19 -0800
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (knee) said Saturday, Jan. 25, that he took about a month off after the season to let his knee heal. He had a physical Friday, Jan. 24, and his knee checked out fine.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:51:43 -0700
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (knee) returned to the lineup Thursday, Aug. 1, after missing two games with a bone bruise in his left knee. He's been fitted with a knee brace and orthotics. Dozier extended his hitting streak to a career-high eight games Thursday.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:34:15 -0700
Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier (back, knee) missed his second consecutive game Wednesday, July 31, as he deals with back spasms that extended from a bone bruise in his left knee. He was fitted with orthotics Wednesday to help with the pain. He might be available to return as soon as Thursday, Aug. 1.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:15:25 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he plans to use OF Clete Thomas as the leadoff hitter against right-handed pitchers and OF Brian Dozier as the leadoff hitter against lefties.
Tue, 28 May 2013 19:48:16 -0700
The Minnesota Twins are expected to need to make a roster move Wednesday, May 29, and INF Chris Colabello, 2B Brian Dozier and C Chris Herrmann could be options for demotion to make room for OF Trevor Plouffe (concussion).
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:18:23 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) was scratched from the lineup with a sore left ankle Tuesday, April 16. He's listed as day-to-day. 2B Brian Dozier is leading off Tuesday.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:03:53 -0800
Minnesota Twins position players aren't required to report to camp until Friday, Feb. 15, but OF Joe Benson, SS Jamey Carroll, SS Brian Dozier, OF Aaron Hicks, OF Darin Mastroianni and 3B Trevor Plouffe all took part in informal workouts Wednesday, Feb. 13. Non-roster invitees OF Brandon Boggs, 1B Jeff Clement, INF Chris Colabello, OF Brian Dinkelman and OF Clete Thomas are also in camp working out.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:27:05 -0700
Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said SS Brian Dozier might be best suited playing second base in the majors, and the team will test him out there and at third base in the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason. Dozier committed 15 errors in the majors this year, which was the fourth most among major league shortstops. SS Pedro Florimon is hitting only .237 with five doubles, two triples and five RBIs in 29 games, but manager Ron Gardenhire likes him at shortstop.