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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .236 12 41 .679 4

Top Hunter Dozier News

  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Not starting Sunday

    Dozier is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    Dozier went 0-for-5 with a run and a strikeout Saturday and will sit Sunday for the second time in Kansas City's past three games. Edward Olivares will serve as the designated hitter while Ryan O'Hearn starts in right field.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Retreats to bench Friday

    Dozier isn't starting Friday against the Guardians.

    Dozier is getting a day off after he went 6-for-14 with a home run, a triple, a double, four RBI, two runs, a walk and three strikeouts over the last four games. Edward Olivares will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Pops 12th homer

    Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Tigers.

    Dozier opened the scoring with his second-inning blast. The versatile 31-year-old has found his swing over his last seven games, going 9-for-26 (.346) with two homers, five RBI and a pair of doubles in that span. He's up to a .240/.298/.392 slash line with 12 long balls, 41 RBI, 50 runs scored and four stolen bases through 125 contests this season.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Perfect at plate Sunday

    Dozier went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 13-12 win over the Mariners.

    Dozier produced RBI singles in the second and sixth innings. This was his third multi-hit effort in his last four games, a solid rebound after he went just 3-for-33 in his first 13 contests in September. The utility man is up to a .240/.298/.387 slash line with 39 RBI, 49 runs scored, 11 home runs and four stolen bases through 124 games this year.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Dozier will sit Saturday against the Mariners.

    Dozier remains locked into the lineup against lefties, but his playing time against righties is slipping. He's now sat against seven of the last 11 right-handers the Royals have faced.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Goes yard Tuesday

    Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Twins.

    Dozier tied the game at 3-3 with his fifth-inning solo shot. It was his first long ball since July 31, snapping a 34-game power drought. During that span, he slashed only .168/.210/.212 with five doubles, two RBI and nine runs scored. Dozier has had another forgettable season with a .234/.292/.380 slash line, 11 homers, 37 RBI, 47 runs scored and four stolen bases through 121 contests. He's still finding regular time in the corner infield and corner outfield spots, though he lacks one clear path to the starting nine on a daily basis, and he's been benched on occasion recently to allow the Royals to evaluate prospects.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Late add to lineup

    Dozier will start in left field and bat seventh Friday against the Red Sox.

    The 31-year-old was originally absent from Friday's lineup but will join the starting nine after Drew Waters was scratched with a sore ankle. Dozier is hitless in eight games since Sept. 3, having gone 0-for-16 with a walk, a run and seven strikeouts.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Not in Friday's lineup

    Dozier isn't starting Friday against the Red Sox.

    Dozier is on the bench for a second consecutive matchup after going 0-for-16 with a run, a walk and seven strikeouts over his last eight games. Drew Waters will start in right field and bat eighth.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Riding pine Thursday

    Dozier isn't starting Thursday against the Twins.

    Dozier has gone 0-for-16 with a run, a walk and seven strikeouts over his last eight games and will retreat to the bench for the fifth time in the last nine matchups. Kyle Isbel is starting in right field and batting eighth.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Not starting Tuesday

    Dozier is not in the lineup Tuesday against Minnesota, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    With Dozier on the bench, Kyle Isbel will start the game in right field and bat seventh.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Absent from Saturday's lineup

    Dozier isn't starting Saturday against the Tigers.

    Dozier has gone just 2-for-19 with a double, two runs and six strikeouts since the start of September, and he'll head to the bench for the second time in the last three games. Kyle Isbel is starting in right field and batting eighth.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Resting Wednesday

    Dozier isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland.

    Dozier is out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-8 with two strikeouts over the last three matchups. Nate Eaton will start in right field and bat sixth.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Day off Monday

    Dozier isn't in the lineup Monday against Cleveland.

    Dozier started the last three games and went 2-for-13 with a double, two runs and three strikeouts. He'll get a breather while Drew Waters starts in right field and bats eighth.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Heads to bench Thursday

    Dozier is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    After going 7-for-19 with three runs, two stolen bases and an RBI while starting in each of the past four games, Dozier will retreat to the bench for the series finale in Chicago. He'll cede his spot in the lineup to Brent Rooker, who will serve as Kansas City's designated hitter and No. 7 batter.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Collects four hits

    Dozier went 4-for-6 with a double and three runs scored in a 15-7 win over the Padres on Sunday.

    Dozier joined in on an offensive outburst off Sean Manaea and Josh Hader with four hits of his own. It was his third game with at least four hits this season and the performance lifted his season-long average to .246. Dozier came into the game slashing .169/.217/.215 over the month of August even though his 2022 numbers are comparable to his career standard. Like many players, Dozier's best offensive season came in 2019. He hit .279 with 26 home runs that year.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Not in Friday's lineup

    Dozier is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Dozier is 2-for-23 over his past six games and will head to the bench for Friday's contest. Drew Waters will start in right field and bat eighth in the series opener.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Takes seat for day game

    Dozier is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.

    Dozier, who rejoined the Royals on Thursday following a stint on the paternity list, made three starts during the team's four-game series in Tampa Bay over the weekend and went 1-for-12 with four strikeouts. Rookie Drew Waters will pick up his first career MLB start in right field Monday while Dozier retreats to the bench for the day game.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Sitting Saturday

    Dozier will be on the bench Saturday against the Rays, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Dozier returned from the paternity list Thursday and started a pair of games, going 1-for-8 with a pair of strikeouts. He's slashing just .136/.186/.212 over his last 17 games.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Back from paternity list

    Dozier (personal) was activated from the paternity list and is starting in right field Thursday against the Rays, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Dozier was away from the Royals the past few days to be with his family, but he'll rejoin the team for Thursday's series opener in Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old is off to a slow start in August with a .167/.222/.214 slash line through 11 games.

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  • Royals' Hunter Dozier: Placed on paternity list

    Dozier was placed on the paternity list Monday.

    Dozier wasn't in the lineup for Monday's matchup against the Twins and will ultimately be away from the team for up to three games following the birth of his child. Kyle Isbel and Nate Eaton are candidates to see increased playing time in Dozier's absence, while Maikel Garcia was called up to provide additional depth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, TX
Age: 31
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R