Dozier suffered a left hamate (wrist) fracture and is back on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Omaha, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
He missed the first six weeks of the minor-league season with an oblique strain, and now might miss most of the rest of the season with a broken wrist. Dozier is not an elite prospect, and is mostly relevant because of his proximity to the big leagues. He can be cut loose in deep single-season formats.
Dozier (oblique) was reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Dozier is ready to return from his rehab assignment after appearing in five games with High-A Wilmington and Triple-A Omaha; he went 5-for-16 (.313) with eight strikeouts. Without a clear path to everyday at-bats with the Royals, Dozier will stick with Omaha for the time being, though he should remain a top option in the minors should an opportunity arise with the big club.
Dozier (oblique) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Dozier appeared in three games for High-A Wilmington to kick off his rehab, going 4-for-11 with five strikeouts in those contests. The Royals haven't etched out a timetable for Dozier's activation from the disabled list, but with no starting role with the big club awaiting the 25-year-old, the team may be inclined to keep him on the rehab assignment for the full 20 days.
Dozier (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Wilmington.
After injuring his oblique in late March, little has been revealed about the progress he's made in his rehab program. However, it seems like Dozier is nearly back to full health and is well on his way to return as soon as he's eligible to do so in the beginning of June. A more specific return timetable should be revealed once he gets a few games under his belt.
Dozier was diagnosed with a strained oblique Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Dozier incurred the injury while swinging in a minor-league game at the latter end of the week. The club's current estimate is that he could miss between six and eight weeks with the ailment, but a more specific timeframe for his return should become available as his recovery progresses.
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