2B - NYM
The Mets purchased the contract of INF Brian Dozier.
Dozier signed a minor-league deal with the Mets after being released by the Padres this summer. The veteran infielder is getting a chance to join the team with Eduardo Nunez (knee) on the IL.
Brian Dozier signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets following his release from the San Diego Padres earlier this month.
Dozier was let go by the Padres in mid-July after he wasn't included in their 60-man player pool. He won't be on the Mets' Opening Day roster but will train at the team's alternate facility in Brooklyn, NY. He's a solid backup option at 2B and will likely make an appearance later on in the shortened season. He's fallen off the fantasy radar the last few years but Dozier still has some pop left in his bat. He swatted 20 home runs across 416 Ab's as a member of the Nationals in 2019.
The Padres have released 2B Brian Dozier.
Dozier was left out of the Padres player, and the team ultimately decided to move on from the veteran second baseman. He will try to latch onto another team during summer camp. Dozier slashed .238/.340/.430 with 20 homers, 50 RBI, 54 runs and three stolen bases across 416 at-bats for the Nationals in 2019.
Brian Dozier singled in Cactus League action on Monday.
Dozier is battling for the second base role in Padres camp this spring after signing a minor league deal in February. The 32-year-old has five hits -- all singles -- so far in 19 at-bats. He'll need to tap into that power that made him a fantasy asset earlier in his career to be worth a late-round flier in 2020.
Brian Dozier had two hits Monday, both singles, against the White Sox.
Dozier went 2-for-3 on the day, and is now hitting .333 in the spring (3-for-9) for his new team. He's battling Jurickson Profar for the role of starter, who is also 3-for-9 this spring, although Greg Garcia is the second baseman with the most hits (5) and highest average (.385) thus far.