The Minnesota Twins have a lot to do this week, as an extremely disappointing season has led to big rumors circulating around their star second baseman Brian Dozier, as his departure is considered close.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers as the top suitors, it appears that another team has joined in, with that team being the New York Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Dozier, age 29, finished 13th in the American League MVP voting after having a career year, as Dozier became the first AL second baseman to ever hit 40 home runs in a season. In 2016, Dozier hit .268/.340/.546, with 42 home runs and 99 runs batted in, in one of the historic seasons for any second baseman in the history of the MLB. Dozier was also worth 6.5 Wins Above Replacement, which led the Minnesota Twins.
Despite the recent interedt, the likelihood of Dozier going to New York is small, as Dozier does not have an appropriate fit in the middle infield with Starlin Castro leading the helm at second base. The most likely scenario continues to be that Dozier would go to the Dodgers, most likely in exchange for Jose De Leon, who pitched well in his debut season, as well as other top prospects that are dancing within the loaded Dodgers farm system.