|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||5/15/1987|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 200 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 8|
Dozier is not in the lineup for Friday's game in Atlanta.
Dozier started the last seven games and went 7-for-21 with one double, one home run and eight walks, but he'll receive the day off Friday. Howie Kendrick will start at the keystone and bat sixth in his stead.
Dozier went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
The steal was just his second of the season. Dozier has been displaying tremendous patience lately, posting a 10:8 BB:K through nine games in July, and the stretch has pushed his slash line on the year up to .234/.330/.440.
Dozier went 1-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Royals.
His second-inning shot off Jakob Junis opened the scoring in the game. Dozier heads into the All-Star break slashing .280/.368/.602 with seven homers -- half his total on the year -- and 17 RBI in 29 games since the beginning of June.
Dozier is not starting Saturday against Kansas City.
Dozier is hitting .269/.387/.538 over his last eight games. Howie Kendrick will start at second base in his absence.
Dozier went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during a 3-1 victory against the Marlins on Wednesday.
The veteran infielder hit .275 with five home runs in June, and while that won't overwhelm owners, it's his best month of the season. He's continuing that early in July, posting his eighth multi-hit game since June 1. He is batting .234 with 13 home runs, 31 RBI, 31 runs and one steal in 261 at-bats this season.