Dozier is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Padres, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Dozier will get the day off after going just 1-for-7 with a double and an RBI over his last four games. Chris Taylor will draw the start at the cornerstone and bat eighth.
Dozier went 1-for-2 with a double, a stolen base and an RBI in Wednesday's win over Colorado. Dozier made his second consecutive start against a southpaw after being benched in the previous five contests. The veteran's platoon situation was confirmed after being pinch hit for when a right-handed reliever entered the game. The Dodgers have used a combination of Chase Utley, Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor on days where Dozier sits, so this appears to be a unfavorable -- from a fantasy perspective -- committee approach at the keystone.
Dozier is not in the lineup Monday against the Rockies. Dozier will stick on the bench for a fourth straight game as Enrique Hernandez draws a start at the keystone in his absence. The 31-year-old, who is hitting just .189/.302/.346 in 39 games since joining the Dodgers, has started just twice over the last seven games, both times against southpaws.
Dozier isn't in Sunday's starting lineup against the Cardinals, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. He will get another day off as the Dodgers elect to give left-handed hitting Chase Utley the nod at the keystone against Adam Wainwright while also resting Dozier, who's dealt with a knee injury for much of the season. He came through with a pinch-hit double in Saturday night's contest, though.
Dozier is out of the lineup against the Cardinals on Saturday, Andy McCullough of The Los Angeles Times reports. Dozier will remain on the pine for the fourth time in the past five games as Chase Utley draws a rare start at second base.
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