The 2020 Major League Baseball season is approaching. Multiple free agents have signed with a team and know where they will be playing to start the season. However, there are still some free agents on the board. One of them is second basemen Brian Dozier. Dozier spent 2019 with the Washington Nationals. There, he had a regular season line of .238/.340/.430 and won a World Series. A one year deal with a contender is a possibility for the 32-year-old. Here are three potential teams that Brian Dozier can sign with for the 2020 season.
San Francisco Giants
This would add yet another veteran to the infield that includes Evan Longoria and Buster Posey. Mauricio Dubon could get playing time at second base next season, and having a guy like Dozier on the team can be valuable in Dubon’s development. Dozier is also a right-handed hitter, so he can help balance the lineup that may have multiple left-handed hitters. The Giants have found themselves in the playoff race multiple times in recent years, and they’ve even won three World Series titles since 2010. Adding Dozier can help them in a tight playoff race.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have already added multiple guys to their roster this offseason. They have Yoan Moncada, but he can likely play third base should Dozier sign with the team. The White Sox haven’t made the playoffs since 2008, so they may be looking to go all in on a Postseason run in 2020. Another player listed on their depth chart is Danny Mendick, who has just 39 big league at-bats. Like San Francisco’s Dubon, he can potentially benefit from having a guy like Dozier as his teammate.
Another California team makes the list as the Oakland Athletics can sign Brian Dozier. At the time of writing, the Athletics’ depth chart had Chad Pinder listed at second base on the depth chart. However, Pinder can also play in the outfield, opening up second base for Dozier. Another plus for Dozier is that his slash line against current Oakland pitchers heading into 2020 is .179/.257/.343. Since these guys will be his teammates unless they sign or are traded elsewhere, he will not have to face some of the guys he’s struggled against in his career.
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