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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