After a couple of weeks of nothing happening, the Minnesota Twins have pulled the trigger and have extended Brian Dozier a four-year, $20 million dollar contract. He'll be under contract through 2018, which is the same number of years that the Twins would have had him under team control.
4-year contract for #Twins' Brian Dozier: $2M in '15, '$3M in '16, $6M in '17, $9M in '18. Nice reward after strong season (34 HRs, 33 2Bs).— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) March 24, 2015
The details, as you can see above, translate into a pretty nice deal for both Dozier and the Twins. Dozier will make $2 million this season, a year in which he very well could have made a quarter of that total since he is still a pre-arbitration player. But in return, the Twins lock up their second baseman in years three and four on relatively decent terms provided he stays productive.
|Pre-Contract Status||Pre-arbitraion||Arb 1||Arb 2||Arb 3|
Dozier has emerged as one of the game's best second baseman over the last two years, hitting 41 home runs and stealing 35 bases in that time and accumulating 7.4 fWAR. His new deal pays him through his age-31 season.