Dozier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland.
Dozier took Cleveland ace Shane Bieber deep in the second inning. After a thumb injury hindered Dozier early in the season, he's heated up with three homers, six RBI and five runs scored in his last four games. The 29-year-old is slashing .184/.245/.448 with five homers, 14 RBI, 10 runs scored and a stolen base through 94 plate appearances this season.
Dozier went 2-for-5 with a triple, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Monday's 8-6 loss to Cleveland.
His seventh-inning blast off James Karinchak capped the scoring on the night for the Royals. Dozier has gone yard in back-to-back games and has all four of his homers (plus 10 of his 13 RBI) on the year over the last 11 contests, but he's hitting only .195 (8-for-41) during that stretch.
Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Sunday's loss against the Twins.
Dozier was one of three Kansas City players that recorded at least two knocks, and he made his presence felt in the box score with a three-run shot in the top of the fourth that scored Jorge Soler and Andrew Benintendi. The third baseman also committed two throwing errors in what was a very eventful game for him. It was Dozier's third multi-hit game of the campaign.
Dozier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Dozier had gone hitless in seven at-bats across the first two games of the series against Detroit, but he hit his second homer in the last four contests during Sunday's victory. The 29-year-old is hitting .120 with six RBI and five runs to begin the season.
Dozier went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's 9-8 win over the Rays.
Dozier capitalized on a sinking changeup in the third inning, barreling it over the wall in left to cut the Royals' deficit in half and make it a 4-2 game. It was his first home run in his last 82 at-bats, as he's struggled out of the gates this season with a .140/.213/.233 slash line. The long ball could give him some more confidence at the plate and help him start to turn things around. After all, he's got a history of doing damage at the plate in a full season, as he racked up 26 home runs, 84 RBI and 75 runs across 139 games in 2019.
Dozier went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Dozier hit a single and stole second in the fifth inning, but he didn't come around to score. The 29-year-old is slashing .152/.222/.182 with no homers, two RBI and three runs scored in 10 games. He's now 1-for-2 in stolen base attempts this year.
Dozier (thumb) is starting at third base and batting seventh Tuesday against the Angels, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Off to an 0-for-13 start with five strikeouts and two walks in four games this season, Dozier will hit in the bottom third of the lineup against tough righty Dylan Bundy. Dozier will be wearing extra protection on his hand to protect his bruised thumb.
Dozier (thumb) will sit Monday against the Angels, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Dozier bruised his thumb back on Opening Day and missed three games, though he returned to the lineup Wednesday and made three straight starts. He was pulled from Sunday's contest as the issue was still bothering him, and he'll now have to sit for at least one more game. Hanser Alberto will start at third base in his absence.
Dozier was removed from Sunday's win over the White Sox in the ninth inning because his thumb was still bothering him, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Dozier had returned to the starting lineup in the past few games, and manager Mike Matheny said that the 29-year-old was a "full go" following Tuesday's off day. However, Hanser Alberto pinch hit for Dozier in the ninth inning, and Matheny revealed that Dozier's removal was due to his thumb issue. Prior to his departure, Dozier went 0-for-2 with a walk and one strikeout against the White Sox. It's not yet clear whether the issue will impact Dozier's availability for Monday's series opener against the Angels.
Dozier (thumb) will start at third base and bat sixth Wednesday against Cleveland.
Dozier had missed the Royals' past three games with a swollen right thumb, but manager Mike Matheny said the 29-year-old is a "full go" coming off Tuesday's off day, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic. While Dozier may still wear some protection over the thumb while he waits for the inflammation to fully subside, it doesn't sound like it will have any effect on his hitting.
Dozier (thumb) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland.
Dozier bruised his thumb on Opening Day and hasn't gotten into a game since. He reportedly wanted to play in the series opener versus Cleveland, but the Royals will remain cautious with him for now, with Anne Rogers of MLB.com noting that Dozier will instead take some swings Monday. That seemingly suggests Dozier has a good chance to get back in the lineup Wednesday following Tuesday's off day. Hanser Alberto remains the starter at third base in his absence.
Manager Mike Matheny said that Dozier will put in a workout Sunday after he noticed a reduction in the swelling in his bruised right thumb, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Dozier is out of the lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Rangers, but Matheny noted that the 29-year-old could be available off the bench for the series finale depending on how he fares during the workout. He's being viewed as day-to-day for the time being and is seemingly on track to avoid a stint on the injured list.
Dozier (thumb) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
He'll take a seat for the second straight game while he recovers from a bruised/swollen right thumb. Kansas City still seems to be viewing Dozier as day-to-day, but a trip to the injured list could grow more likely if he remains out of the lineup for Monday's series opener in Cleveland. Hanser Alberto is covering third base in place of Dozier on Sunday.
Dozier's thumb is still swollen Saturday but no roster move is imminent, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The Royals still don't think Dozier will miss much time, but it sounds like he is day-to-day at best, and a trip to the injured list can't be ruled out. Hanser Alberto figures to get starts at the hot corner until Dozier is able to return to the lineup.
Dozier is dealing with swelling in his right thumb but could return for Saturday's game, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Manager Mike Matheny reported that Dozier wasn't very sore after the game. With a built-in day off Friday, the Royals remain hopeful that Dozier will be able to return to the lineup for their second game of the campaign.
Dozier left Thursday's game with a right thumb contusion, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Dozier departed the game at the conclusion of the seventh inning and is considered day-to-day. No further details were provided. Hanser Alberto entered the game at third base and could see an uptick in playing time if Dozier remains sidelined.
Dozier will start at third base and bat sixth in Thursday's season opener against the Rangers.
After being rewarded with a four-year, $25 million extension early in spring training, Dozier stood out during Cactus League play. He finished the spring with a .289/.373/.733 slash line and five home runs across 45 at-bats -- an encouraging sign after he labored through a fairly underwhelming 2020 campaign that may have been affected by his positive COVID-19 test in summer camp. Dozier had been expected to begin the season as the Royals' No. 7 hitter, but he'll move up a spot in the lineup following Adalberto Mondesi's (oblique) surprise placement on the injured list Wednesday.
Dozier and the Royals are expected to finalize a four-year contract extension Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the deal is worth $25 million and also has a $10 million team option for 2025. The extension buys out the 29-year-old's final three years of arbitration and one year of free agency. After missing the start of the 2020 season due to a positive COVID-19 test, Dozier struggled to return to top form during the abbreviated campaign, but he continued to display a discerning eye at the plate by posting a career-high 14.6 percent walk rate. Over the past two seasons, Dozier has been a well above-average offensive contributor, slashing .267/.347/.492 (119 wRC+) in 772 plate appearances.
Dozier is expected to move back to third base for the 2021 season, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The Royals just bolstered their lineup by signing Carlos Santana to a two-year, $17 million deal, and that means he will be the everyday first baseman going forward. This leaves the hot corner for Dozier, who played 28 games at first base, 20 games in the outfield and one game at third base in 2020. Dozier came up as a third baseman, so he should be able handle the move, although he projects as a below-average defender there.
The Royals and Dozier agreed Wednesday on a one-year, $2.72 million contract, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Dozier's deal also includes additional money in incentives, most likely performance-related. After he was sidelined to begin the 2020 season following a positive COVID-19 test, Dozier struggled to recapture his 2019 form upon returning, slashing .228/.344/.392 over 186 plate appearances.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/12||@ DET||L 2-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||@ DET||L 7-8||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||vs CHW||L 3-9||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/08||vs CHW||L 1-9||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/07||vs CHW||L 0-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||vs CLE||L 0-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||vs CLE||L 4-5||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||54||218||43||66||24||0||7||43||35||32||3||1||.303||.403||.509|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||64||234||33||49||12||0||4||21||31||70||3||2||.209||.303||.312|
|2014||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||66||224||36||66||18||0||4||39||35||56||7||3||.295||.397||.429|
|2015||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||128||475||65||101||27||1||12||53||45||151||6||2||.213||.281||.349|
|2017||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||6||16||4||4||1||0||0||0||4||8||0||0||.250||.400||.312|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||24||84||11||19||6||1||4||12||9||37||1||1||.226||.312||.464|
|2017||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||3||11||1||4||1||0||0||1||1||5||0||0||.364||.462||.455|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||35||118||18||30||7||0||1||11||24||43||2||1||.254||.385||.339|
|2019||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||3||14||1||5||1||0||0||4||--||2||1||0||.357||.357||.429|