Royals’ Hunter Dozier following in Alex Gordon’s footsteps with move to outfield

Hunter Dozier will be moving to the outfield full time in 2020. The move has the Royals star unfazed, and ready for new challenges.

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March 6, 2020 - 5:12 PM

Hunter Dozier (17) of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Jorge Soler (12) after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers in 2019. Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images/TNS

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier headed back to Texas this offseason not knowing for sure what the plans looked like for him defensively in 2020.

A finalist for starting third baseman in the American League All-Star fan vote, he finished last season having played 20 games in the outfield after July 27. During the MLB Winter Meetings, Royals general manager Dayton Moore alluded to the possibility of Dozier shifting to the outfield on a regular basis.

Later that month when the club closed in on a deal with free-agent third baseman Maikel Franco, Dozier got word that he’d be moving to the outfield on a near full-time basis.

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