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Continued: Souhan: Dozier a worthy recipient of Twins' Good Guy award

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 24, 2014 - 6:34 AM

After turning himself into one of the better players on a bad team, he wants more.

“Last year, I had to make an adjustment,” Dozier said. “I had a couple of holes in my swing. Defensively, I rushed a bunch of stuff. I didn’t want to be the rookie who was still trying to find it after two or three years. I had to change something.

“I had the position change, from short to second. [Manager Ron Gardenhire and GM Terry Ryan] wanted me to move, and when your boss says do it, you have to do it. That took a lot of effort.

“I’ve worked on some things. I want to get better. I don’t want to just be an average second baseman in the game. I want to be at the top of the list. And I want to win some more baseball games.”

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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