Source: Twins, Dozier to discuss extension

Source: Twins, Dozier to discuss extension

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins are set to meet with second baseman Brian Dozier's agent on Wednesday and could discuss a possible extension, a Major League source confirmed to on Tuesday.

The Twins, however, have not commented on the situation and a team official said nothing is imminent.

Dozer, 27, is coming off a career season in which he hit .242/.345/.416 with 23 homers, 33 doubles and 21 stolen bases in 156 games. Dozier was also solid defensively, tying for fifth among all second basemen in Wins Above Replacement (WAR), according to

Dozier is currently under club control through 2019 and he will be eligible for arbitration for the first time after this season. He made $540,000 last year in his second full season in the Majors. He's a career .241/.318/.397 hitter with 47 homers, 77 doubles and 44 stolen bases in 387 games.

The Twins already extended one of their players this offseason, as they inked Phil Hughes to a three-year extension worth $42 million through the 2019 season. Minnesota also extended closer Glen Perkins last March with a two-year, $14.375 million deal through '17.

Dozier is represented by Damon Lapa of All Bases Covered Sports Management. The St. Paul Pioneer Press was the first to report about a potential extension for Dozier.

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