Call-up profile: Brian Dozier
The situation: Mired with the worst record in baseball, and arguably not even looking as good as their 7-20 record, the Minnesota Twins will begin evaluating what little talent they have at the upper levels by promoting Brian Dozier, who, according to manager Ron Gardenhire, will be replacing Jamey Carroll as the team's everyday shortstop.
Background: An eighth-round pick in 2009 out of Southern Mississippi, Dozier has never been noted for his tools, but his performances and all-out style of play have won scouts over. He hit just .278/.347/.338 in his full-season debut, but he broke out last year by hitting well over .300 at both Class A and Double-A and finishing with a combined batting line of .320/.399/.491 with 24 stolen bases. He slumped a bit to begin the year at Triple-A Rochester this spring, batting .276/.339/.371 in 28 games.
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