Former Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier signs minor league contract with Mets

July 22, 2020
 /  by Ryan Homler

Former Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets, the team announced on Wednesday.

Dozier, 33, was part of the Nationals 2019 World Series championship team. In the regular season, he appeared in 135 games and hit 20 home runs. However, Dozier struggled at the plate overall, hitting just .238. The campaign was essentially a microcosm of Dozier's career, as he has put together good power numbers but struggled to keep a consistent average. 

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Despite a down year overall, Dozier still became a fan favorite in Washington. From his shirtless celebrations during the season and World Series parade to his incredible singing and dancing to the song "Calma," Dozier always brought high energy to the Nationals dugout.

Following the 2019 season, Dozier signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres in February. After not making the team's initial 60-game player pool in July, he was released. Now, he'll once again have the chance to rejuvenate his career in the NL East. His contract doesn't guarantee him a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he could become a good depth piece should the Mets run into any injuries.

Though Dozier is now playing for one of Washington's rivals, Nationals fans will always have the fun dugout and clubhouse moments from 2019. 

 

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