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17 Hunter Dozier 3B

Kansas City Royals

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July 9, 2020 04:40 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier (hand) returned to the Royals' summer-camp workout Thursday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Just one day after suffering a right hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch during Wednesday's intrasquad matchup, Dozier was back on the field to take live at-bats. Barring any setbacks, the issue shouldn't impact the 29-year-old's availability as he prepares for the start of the regular season.

July 8, 2020 10:24 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Sustains hand bruise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier was diagnosed with a right hand contusion after being hit by a pitch during Wednesday's intrasquad game, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

The 29-year-old's removal appears to have been precautionary as manager Mike Matheny didn't appear concerned by the injury. Dozier could lay low for a couple days but figures to make a relatively quick return to the action.

July 8, 2020 08:44 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Exits after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier was removed from Wednesday's intrasquad game after being hit by a pitch in the area of his right hand/wrist, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

The team may simply be expressing caution early in summer camp, though for now the severity of the injury remains unclear. Dozier had an .870 OPS with 26 homers and 84 RBI last season, and he is transitioning from third base to right field following the offseason addition of Maikel Franco.

March 19, 2020 03:00 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Set for outfield role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier started in the outfield in nine of his 10 Cactus League games before the suspension of spring training.

It was reported in December the 28-year-old would work as Kansas City's primary right fielder in 2020 after the team acquired Maikel Franco, and the team was following through on that plan in spring training. Dozier made 20 appearances in right field last season, but he primarily played third base (100 games). Dozier had a .279/.348/.522 slash line with 26 home runs in 2019, and regardless of where he plays in the field, he figures to be near the top of the order for the Royals once the season eventually gets underway.

December 19, 2019 03:40 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Likely transitioning to outfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier will likely serve as the Royals' primary right fielder in 2020, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

The Royals acquired Maikel Franco on Thursday, and he is likely to take over the primary third baseman role previously held by Dozier. Whit Merrifield will shift to center field to make room for Dozier in the outfield.

September 12, 2019 11:04 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Smacks 26th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and double Thursday against the White Sox.

Dozier took Lucas Giolito deep in the sixth inning for his 26th homer of the season. He's now recorded at least one hit in eight of 10 games since Sept. 1, also scoring seven runs in that span. For the campaign, he's maintained a .291/.363/.554 line across 523 plate appearances.

September 12, 2019 12:52 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier will be on the bench Wednesday against the White Sox.

Dozier had impressively started every single game since returning from a side injury in June. He'll hit the bench in favor of Cheslor Cuthbert on Wednesday.

September 6, 2019 11:48 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Reaches 25 homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Dozier has now had multi-hit games on three straight days, going 8-for-11 over that stretch. He owns a .289/.362/.553 line on the season with 25 homers, a far cry from the .229/.278/.395 line with 11 homers he managed last season.

August 28, 2019 11:12 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Swats 23rd homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and another RBI in Wednesday's win over the A's.

Dozier took Tanner Roark deep with a two-run homer in the third inning to tie the game at 2-2. The long ball was Dozier's first in over two weeks. The 28-year-old then tacked on another run with an RBI single in the seventh to help boost Kansas City to the win. Overall this season, Dozier leads the Royals with a .359 on-base percentage while batting .282 with 23 home runs and 73 RBI.

August 23, 2019 10:32 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Responsible for team's lone run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Friday's loss to Cleveland.

Dozier tripled home a run in the sixth inning, but it would be the only run his team would score all night. The 28-year-old is hitting .286 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI over 106 games this season with Kansas City.

August 18, 2019 02:08 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Back-to-back two-hit games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier recorded a pair of base hits across four at-bats in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Mets.

The Royals struggled to generate much offense against Mets ace Jacob deGrom, with Dozier accounting for half of the team's hits on the day. The 27-year-old has now churned out back-to-back two-hit performances to lift his season-long OPS to .924 heading into Sunday's contest.. Dozier will start in right field and bat third in the series finale.

August 9, 2019 11:48 AM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Homers twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs, two runs scored and three RBI in a 10-8 defeat for the Royals on Thursday.

Dozier's excellent season keeps rolling, as he recorded his third multi-hit game in his last four contests while mashing two more homers to give him a career-high 20 long balls on the season. Overall, he's sporting a healthy .284/.368/.542 slash line and has added 20 doubles and five triples.

August 3, 2019 01:36 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Goes yard twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in Friday's 11-9 loss to the Twins.

He went deep off Martin Perez in the fourth and fifth innings, but despite Dozier's best efforts the Kansas City offense just couldn't keep pace with Minnesota's. The 27-year-old's breakout season continues, as Dozier is slashing .286/.375/.558 with five homers and 14 RBI in 20 games since the All-Star break.

July 26, 2019 03:20 AM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Slugs 16th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and two walks in Thursday's extra-innings loss to Cleveland.

For the second time in less than a week, Dozier victimized Adam Plutko with a first-inning home run to stake the Royals to an early lead. The hit extended his on-base streak to 12 games, during which he has hit .333 (15-for-45) with three homers and 10 runs batted in. On the season, Dozier is slashing .286/.373/.542 with 16 long balls and 55 RBI in 343 plate appearances.

July 21, 2019 03:20 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Smacks solo homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Indians on Saturday.

Dozier took Adam Plutko deep in the first inning to record his 15th home run of the season. After struggling for most of the past month since being activated off the injured list, Dozier has two home runs in his past five starts and has also put together an eight-game hitting streak. Overall, Dozier is hitting .290/.370/.548 across 324 plate appearances this season.

July 17, 2019 02:16 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Breaking out of slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in an 11-0 victory against the White Sox on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old came into the night hitting just .214 with no home runs in July, but he now has five hits, including a homer and a double, in the last two games. Perhaps he's finally breaking out of his slump. Dozier hit only .194 in June after missing the first 18 games of the month. For the season, he's batting .287 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI, 37 runs and one steal in 268 at-bats.

July 2, 2019 12:36 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: On base three times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Dozier reached base three times but it wasn't nearly enough as the Royals would lose 11-4. He's now hitting .231/.318/.462 in 10 games since returning from a side injury.

June 25, 2019 11:28 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Slugs game-winning grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-6 win over Cleveland.

The 27-year-old played hero in this one, taking Cleveland closer Brand Hand deep in the ninth inning to flip the script on what had been a 6-3 deficit coming into the frame. Dozier's now gone yard twice in his last three games and is quickly returning to his pre-injury form, slashing .302/.387/.585 on the year with 13 homers and 42 RBI in 57 games.

June 24, 2019 02:28 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Two extra-base hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Twins.

After being reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Dozier started all three of the Royals' games against Minnesota, going 3-for-11. The slugger will be back in action Monday as the Royals' starting second baseman and cleanup hitter in the series opener with the Indians.

June 21, 2019 02:56 PM
Royals' Hunter Dozier: Returns from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dozier (side) was activated from the 10-day injured list on Friday.

Dozier hasn't played in a big-league game since May 30. He initially appeared to be on track for a minimum-length stay on the injured list but wound up requiring a brief rehab stint, in which he went 5-for-14 over three games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He'll return to his everyday role at third base and will look to continue his surprising breakout season and build on his .314/.398/.589 slash line.

Situational Stats
vs Minnesota55113 .237 .400 .200
vs Perez (Career)8321.125.375.375
vs LHP118338 .366 .534 .280
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2013R-Idaho Falls Chukars542184366240743353231.303.403.509
2013AFX-Lexington Legends155561860093500.327.373.436
2014AA-Northwest Arkansas N642343349120421317032.209.303.312
2014AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock662243666180439355673.295.397.429
2015AA-Northwest Arkansas N1284756510127112534515162.213.281.349
2016AA-NW Arkansas2695142980821142340.305.400.642
2017AA-Northwest Arkansas N6164410004800.250.400.312
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers248411196141293711.226.312.464
2017AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock3111410011500.364.462.455
2018AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers35118183070111244321.254.385.339
2019AAX-Northwest Arkansas N314151004--210.357.357.429

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Kansas City Royals

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