Minnesota Twins: 5 lineup adjustments the team should make

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Dozier to third base

Brian Dozier just won a Gold Glove at second base, but it might be time for the Twins to move the star second baseman to another base. We here on Sporting Sota have talked about this idea before, but it is worth touching again.

It is obvious that Dozier is a good defensive player and that skill could easily be moved to a tough position at third base. The move of Dozier also allows the Twins to utilize the skills of one of their up and coming middle infielders actually in the middle infield. It’s a move that moves Dozier out of the way to say play Jorge Polanco and Nick Gordon together which is a combination that might last in Minnesota for years… or until Royce Lewis is ready to go.

Plus moving Dozier to third would allow the Twins to no longer have to play Miguel Sano at third base. As injuries become a more consistent thing for the young slugger, it might be better for him to be moved to first base or designated hitter.

Dozier is a good player and could very well be a part of the plan for the future success for the Twins. Moving Dozier to third could open up a lot of opportunities for the rest of the team.