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.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 19:45:06 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and general manager Terry Ryan both indicated that they hope SS Brian Dozier will play winter ball. "I haven't talked to Dozier about winter ball yet," Ryan said Monday, Sept. 3. "That's one of those you'd like to have the player come to you. I think that would be a beneficial piece to his season, but that's up to the player."
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:48:34 -0700
Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier will work on keeping his swing consistent in the minor leagues in hopes of earning a promotion in September. "He'd basically end up at times with a two-part swing," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "His front side would go one way and his back side would still be taking it back, and you'd get a loop. You saw a lot of balls going in the air."
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:24:55 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned INF Brian Dozier to Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, Aug. 14, and purchased the contract of INF Pedro Florimon in the corresponding move.