Dozier, former Minnesota Twin, announces retirement after 9-year MLB career

In this file photo, Brian Dozier rounds the bases after hitting a lead-off home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. Photo: AP/Paul Battaglia, File. In this file photo, Brian Dozier rounds the bases after hitting a lead-off home run against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Updated: February 18, 2021 09:45 AM
Created: February 18, 2021 09:33 AM

Thursday, former Minnesota Twins infielder Brian Dozier announced his retirement after a nine-year Major League Baseball career.

Dozier played for the Minnesota Twins as a shortstop and then second baseman. During his time with the Twins from 2012-2018, the 33-year-old batted .248/.325/.441 (928-for-3742) with 593 runs scored, 202 doubles, 21 triples, 167 home runs, 491 RBI and 98 stolen bases in 955 games. 

According to the Twins, Dozier's 167 homers by a second baseman broke records in club history, and he is one of two players in club history to record a 20 double/20 homer season at that position, doing so in four-straight years from 2014-2017. His career-high 42 home runs in 2016 made him the second Twin to ever hit the 40-homer plateau, according to the team.

Dozier was then traded to Los Angeles in 2018 and spent the rest of his career with the Dodgers; Washington Nationals, earning a World Series ring with the team in 2019; San Diego Padres; and New York Mets.


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