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San Diego Padres: What the Brian Dozier signing means

This signing quietly went under the radar, so much that the beat reporters walked into the Spring Training clubhouse and noticed that Brian Dozier had a locker. The former Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins second baseman was brought in on a minor league deal and, he’ll have a chance to provide depth on the Major League roster.

Dozier, 32, slashed .238/.340/.430 with 20 doubles, 20 home runs, and 50 RBI in 135 games (95 OPS+) with the Nationals last year, but had just six at-bats in the team’s quest to win the 2019 World Series.

The signing likely means that the Padres’ front office doesn’t have much faith that Jurickson Profar will recreate his 2018 numbers, after slashing .