Dozier will likely break camp with the Padres despite struggling in Cactus League play, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
San Diego signed Dozier to a minor-league contract in late February and invited the veteran to camp to compete for a starting role at second base. While Dozier scuffled during the exhibition slate -- he batted .227 with no extra-base hits and nine strikeouts in 22 at-bats -- he is likely to claim a roster spot due partly to the struggles of Jurickson Profar, who hit only .217 but posted a higher OPS (.699) than Dozier's .547 mark. Per Cassavell, the most likely scenario has both Profar and Dozier making the squad along with fellow second baseman Greg Garcia, with manager Jayce Tingler dividing playing time on the basis of matchups or performance.
Dozier signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Sunday that includes an invitation to big-league camp, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Dozier won the World Series with Washington last season on a one-year deal, but he wasn't able to link up with a new team until after the start of spring training. The veteran second baseman got off to a slow start in 2019 but finished with a .238/.340/.430 slash line and 20 home runs in 135 games.
Dozier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 victory against the Phillies on Wednesday.
This was the 32-year-old first home run since Aug. 18 and also his 20th long ball of the season. That means Dozier has extended his streak of six straight years with at least 20 home runs. He is batting .234 with 39 extra-base hits, 48 RBI, 52 runs and three steals in 411 at-bats this season.
Dozier is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
At least for the time being, Dozier appears to have surrendered his role as the Nationals' everyday second baseman to the red-hot Asdrubal Cabrera. Dozier has rebounded from a rough first two months to provide near-league-average production (99 wRC+) for the season, but that won't be enough for him to hold off Cabrera for work. Since signing with the Nationals in early August, Cabrera has slashed .328/.405/.578 (147 wRC+) in 74 plate appearances.
Dozier isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
Dozier is in line for his third straight day off. Asdrubal Cabrera starts at the keystone and will bat second.
Dozier is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.
Dozier isn't believed to be nursing an injury, but he'll nonetheless find himself on the bench for a second straight day while Asdrubal Cabrera steps in at second base. Manager Dave Martinez may have just wanted to find a way to keep Cabrera's bat in the lineup with the veteran slashing a cool .321/.400/.536 over his 17 games since signing with the Nationals on Aug. 5.
Dozier is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Dozier will take a seat Sunday after slashing .228/.343/.439 with four home runs over 21 games in August. Howie Kendrick will start at the keystone in the series finale.
Dozier isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Baltimore.
Dozier has had a rough go of it at the dish of late, going 1-for-14 with four walks and four strikeouts over his last four games. Asdrubal Cabrera gets the call at the keystone and will bat fifth.
Dozier was activated from the paternity list and is starting at second base and batting seventh Thursday against the Pirates.
Dozier is hitting .236 with 19 home runs and three steals in 421 plate appearances. Asdrubal Cabrera will shift to a utility role going forward.
The Nationals placed Dozier on the paternity list Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Dozier will be away from the team between one and three days to tend to the birth of his child, which may make it difficult for fantasy owners to justify including him in lineup during the Nationals' seven-game week. The Nationals recalled Adrian Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg for added insurance in the middle infield, but Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to act as the team's primary second baseman while Dozier is absent.
Dozier went 3-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
For the second straight day, the two teams combined for more than 20 runs, with the Nats coming out on top 16-8 in this one. Dozier's big performance was a welcome sight, as the veteran second baseman had been slashing just .156/.250/.344 through 13 games in August coming into Sunday's contest. He now needs just one more homer to record his sixth straight 20-HR campaign.
Dozier is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.
Asdrubal Cabrera will man second base and bat fifth against right-hander Jordan Lyles, Cabrera's fifth start at the keystone in Washington's last seven games. Dozier was sidelined with the flu for a few of those contests, but Dozier is batting just .225/.361/.371 since the break and it's possible the playing-time split is pretty even down the stretch.
Dozier is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
Dozier returned to action Tuesday after missing a pair of games due to illness, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk. He'll give way to Asdrubal Cabrera at the keystone Wednesday as the Nationals look to ease the veteran infielder back into action.
Dozier went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Tuesday against the Reds.
Dozier returned to the lineup after sitting Monday due to illness. He wasted no time making an impact, smacking his 17th home run of the season in the fourth inning. After putting up solid numbers in July, Dozier has fallen on hard times to this point in August, racking up just five hits in 28 at-bats -- including just two extra-base hits. For the season, he's hitting .234/.336/.431 across 411 plate appearances.
Dozier (illness) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.
Dozier has been sidelined with flu-like symptoms for the past two games, but evidently feels well enough to return to the lineup Tuesday. He will bat sixth against lefty Alex Wood.
Dozier is not starting Monday against the Reds due to flu-like symptoms, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Dozier apparently came down with the illness Sunday, which helps explain why he's sitting for a second straight day Monday. The veteran infielder was able to pinch hit Sunday, so he could be available off the bench again Monday. Asdrubal Cabrera is starting at the keystone in place of Dozier in this one.
Dozier is not in the lineup Monday against the Reds.
Dozier will stick on the bench for a second straight game while Asdrubal Cabrera picks up another start at the keystone in his stead. The 32-year-old Dozier is 0-for-14 over his last five games, while Cabrera is 4-for-13 in four games since joining the Nationals.
Dozier is not in Sunday's lineup against the Mets.
Dozier is in an 0-for-13 funk at the plate over his last four games. Asdrubal Cabrera will start at second base and hit sixth.
Dozier is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.
The Nationals signed Asdrubal Cabrera on Monday, and the veteran could cut into Dozier's time at second base. Cabrera starts for the first time for his new team Wednesday. However, he'll have to improve beyond his .235/.317/.392 season line if he's to be a serious threat to Dozier's at-bats.
Dozier went 2-for-4 with one run scored, two RBI and a walk in Tuesday's 11-8 loss to the Braves.
Dozier put the Nationals on the board in the sixth inning with his RBI single and he came through again in the ninth to cut the deficit to three runs. The veteran second baseman has a .284/.455/.493 slash line with five doubles and three home runs over 22 games in July.
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