Tuesday March 24th, 2015

The Minnesota Twins have signed second baseman Brian Dozier to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the deal is worth $20 million. Dozier made $540,000 last season.

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Dozier, 27, has spent each of his three major league seasons with the Twins after being selected in the eighth round of the 2009 MLB draft by the team. Last season, he hit .242 with a team-leading 23 home runs and 71 RBIs for the Twins, who finished last in the American League Central for the third time in the past four seasons. Dozier also led the team in hits, runs scored and stolen bases. For his career, he has hit .241 with 47 home runs and 170 RBIs.

- Scooby Axson

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