Dozier went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on Thursday against the White Sox. Dozier did the majority of his damage on a two-run homer in the first inning. It was his fourth long ball of the season and first since April 24. Despite the lack of power, Dozier has a .352 wOBA and 134 wRC+ across 133 plate appearances to begin the campaign.
Dozier is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. Dozier went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Game 1 and will shift to the bench for the nightcap. Kyle Isbel will start in right field and bat fifth in his place .
Dozier went 5-for-5 with a double, an RBI and four runs scored in Friday's 14-10 win over the Rockies. Dozier enjoyed the series opener in Colorado, turning in his best game of the year at the dish. The impressive showing at the plate lifted his batting average 37 points from .240 to .277, and it was a good bounce-back effort after going 0-for-7 in his last two contests. The 30-year-old has added a .789 OPS with three home runs, eight RBI, 14 runs scored, six doubles, two triples and a stolen base through 28 games overall.
Dozier went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers. The Royals' offense struggled to get much going with no extra-base hits in the contest. The steal was Dozier's first of the season in his second attempt. He's never stolen more than five bases or made nine attempts in a campaign. The utility man is hitting .233 with one RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and a triple through 10 games in May.
Dozier went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Rangers. Dozier was the only Royal to reach base multiple times in this contest. It was also his second multi-hit effort in his last three games. The 30-year-old lifted his slash line to .258/.298/.461 with three home runs, seven RBI, 10 runs scored, five doubles and two triples in 25 contests. Injuries to Edward Olivares (quadriceps) and Carlos Santana (ankle) have opened up playing time for Dozier at both first base and in right field, so he should be a fairly regular presence in the lineup going forward.