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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Padres Release Brian Dozier

The Padres have released second baseman Brian Dozier, as per the team’s official Twitter feed.  Dozier signed a minor league deal with the organization back in February, and wasn’t included on San Diego’s initial 60-man player pool at the start of Summer Camp.  As per MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell, Dozier could opt out of his deal on July 18 if he hadn’t been added to the roster.

It seemed like the Padres had simply decided to move on from Dozier, particularly after acquiring Jorge Mateo from the A’s to further bolster the second base position (though Mateo is currently in isolation after a positive coronavirus test).  Even with Mateo recovering, San Diego still has a fair amount of second base depth, with Jurickson Profar slated to start, and Ty France and Greg Garcia coming off the bench.

Parting ways with Dozier now saves the Padres the prorated $2.2MM in salary that would have been owed to Dozier had he made the active roster.  Instead, the 33-year-old will try to catch on with another team as he looks to embark on his ninth Major League season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2020 at 03:10 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: July 12, 2020 at 03:31 PM (#5962428)
He was not particularly good for the Nats last year, but boy was he fun to have on the team. An infectiously fun personality
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 12, 2020 at 03:35 PM (#5962430)
I can see why they wouldn’t want an infectious guy in the clubhouse these days though.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: July 12, 2020 at 10:07 PM (#5962491)
I can see why they wouldn’t want an infectious guy in the clubhouse these days though.

I see what you did there.

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