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Twins Trade Brian Dozier To Dodgers

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  • Twins Trade Brian Dozier To Dodgers

    Dodgers bolster infield depth with Brian Dozier

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up former Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, who should bolster their look against lefties.

    In exchange for Dozier, the Twins acquired a couple of minor leaguers in left-handed power hitter Luke Raley and starting pitcher Devin Smeltzer. They also absorbed the contract of veteran infielder Logan Forsythe, who carried almost the same price tag as Dozier, keeping the Dodgers under the luxury-tax threshold.

    Dozier, who was expected to join his new teammates midway through Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, finished within the top 13 in American League Most Valuable Player Award voting each of the last two years and won a Gold Glove in 2017. He sports only a .224/.305/.402 slash line this season, but has totaled 16 home runs and owns a .351 on-base percentage against lefties.