Royals view Dozier as future first baseman

When camp opened, Hunter Dozier appeared to have at least a fair chance at becoming the Opening Day first baseman. Of course, that all changed when the Royals signed veteran Lucas Duda.
3 days ago

Dozier, Zimmer among Royals' roster trims

The Royals on Monday night made their first round of camp reductions, which included optioning corner infielder Hunter Dozier and right-hander Kyle Zimmer to Triple-A Omaha.
4 days ago

Dozier getting comfortable at first base

All eyes will be on Hunter Dozier this spring. With Eric Hosmer having signed with the Padres, the battle to be the starting first baseman is on, and Dozier, 26, is perhaps the most intriguing candidate.
20 days ago

AL Central notes: Royals, Twins looking to round out rosters

For the Royals, replacing Eric Hosmer likely won’t mean paying another veteran significant dollars to line up at first base. As Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star writes, the current expectation is that Logan Morrison is an “unlikely” target. GM Dayton Moore tells Dodd that while the organization has long “admired” Morrison’s ability, the “economic part of it … is very real to us...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals GM Dayton Moore on Hosmer, Moustakas

Of the four longtime Royals regulars that hit the open market this winter, Alcides Escobar has re-upped with the team on a one-year deal while Lorenzo Cain has gone back to the organization that drafted him (the Brewers) on a five-year pact — the largest of the offseason to date. The other two, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, remain available for anyone to sign, and Kansas City GM...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 05, 2018  |  Discuss

Bonifacio, Dozier, Starling among six Royals optioned to Omaha

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals have optioned three of their top prospects, infielder Hunter Dozier and outfielders Jorge Bonifacio and Bubba Starling, to Triple-A Omaha as they begin paring their roster. Kansas City announced the series of roster moves Friday. Dozier is a power-hitting third baseman who has been working at other positions as the Royals try to get his bat into the...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Giants first base coach hit by baseball, taken to hospital

The San Francisco Giants were having a nice spring day in Arizona on Saturday. Exhibition baseball. A lot of sun.Then, in one fell swoop, the entire day was turned upside down for the Giants.First base coach Jose Alguacil was hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier. He was eventually carted off the field and sent to the hospital.“Trainer...
Via Sportsnaut
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Royals' Dozier among Futures stars who turned down other sports

SAN DIEGO -- Dylan Cozens said his choice was simple. He could have played defensive end at the University of Arizona or signed with the Philadelphia Phillies."Look at the concussions and look at the injuries in football," the Phillies outfield prospect said. "You got a longer career here in baseball."Cozens was among several former two-sport athletes in Sunday's All-Star Futures...
Via Associated Press
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals prospects are relishing chance to mature in minors

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Hunter Dozier strode through the clubhouse at the Royals' spring training facility with a relatively serene disposition, one you'd be hard-pressed to find in another former first-round pick.Why he seems so unencumbered is simple.Dozier plays third base and has dabbled at shortstop on a team that has All-Stars signed to multiyear deals at both positions. So even...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Royals Prospect Profile: Frank Schwindel

The 2013 draft will always be known as the Sean Manaea and Hunter Dozier freakout draft to those who watched fans on twitter go bonkers when the Royals made a calculated risk to take Dozier in hopes that Dozier would land to them with their second pick. It is the greatest storyline that can be created out of the new draft system really, taking calculated risk with bonus money in...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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