Brian Dozier will start at shortstop Monday

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 6, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Ron Gardenhire confirmed on his radio show that he will put the rookie in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Jered Weaver.

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azviking101May. 6, 1210:38 PM

Awesome. A .276 hitter that is really struggling at the AAA level. Nice decision. .180 average up here?

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slammanMay. 7, 1212:05 AM

That's a start. Now, are there any rookie Managers available?

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kindaliberalMay. 7, 1212:22 AM

So were giving Blackburn credit for making an adjustment? He gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. That means he pitched bad. Again.

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kindaliberalMay. 7, 1212:24 AM

Dozier may surprise some of you. Sometimes when a player thinks he should be in the majors he gets stale while waiting for it to happen. He might really go on a tear, I hope.

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podman64May. 7, 12 8:19 AM

When the season started, Ryan was all fired up over this killer lineup? Could be why this team is the worst in baseball, they can't evaluate talent.

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twinsfanwy1May. 7, 12 8:53 AM

I'm looking forward to watching Dozier. I'm glad he gets his opportunity. If Dozier plays like he did in spring training, I think fans will be pleasantly surprised. I sure wish TR would do SOMETHING to address our starting pitching needs. Hendricks is just a minor league pitcher. He doesn't have the stuff to be successful at the big league level. When is enough going to be enough in regards to the continuing struggles of Blackburn and Liriano. Those guys are paid like big leaguers, so why don't they perform like big leaguers? Either they start doing their jobs, or they deserve to lose them. Its that simple. PJ Walters is 3-1 for Rochester. He's posted some decent numbers. He should be next in line for a callup. Luke French has also pitched well for New Britain. Another idea is to package a number of underachieving players together, and trade them for a starting pitcher. Do something Twins!

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steves59May. 7, 1210:33 AM

I am bewildered. Gardy is returning from his long weekend. Bert is returning from working on his golf game. Mauer performs better in commercials between innings. Where's the leadership? Is anyone calling people out for playing/coaching like crap? Where's the passion? And we fans are supposed to pay to watch this? Major League?The complacent Twins are not fun to watch anymore. Good fundamental baseball at least is a Twins staple, right? Oops!

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bassillMay. 7, 1211:49 AM

HENDRIKS is like most twins pitchers a nibbler,trying to hit the inside and outside corners.JUST throw the damn ball down the middle knee high,and about 95 mph solves alot of problems.

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oldmannickelMay. 7, 1212:17 PM

Another day, another player. We wouldn't be in this position if we still had J.J. Hardy.

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thumbodyMay. 7, 12 2:09 PM

Twins management is grasping at straws. They go get Carrol to play defense which he has done flawlessly and now he's the problem? The twins brass has to be shaken up. They may know something about business but absolutely nothing about baseball starting pitching was the problem before the season started and they did nothing about it. Saints games are looking better as the investment for the "baseball" dollar.

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