USM’s Brian Dozier joins New York Mets 60-man player pool

USM's Brian Dozier joins New York Mets 60-man player pool

NEW YORK, NY. (WLOX) - Major League Baseball will finally have Opening Day Thursday, July 23rd and one of the best to ever come out of Southern Miss was given an opportunity to join a team prior to the league’s restart.

Second baseman, Brian Dozier, signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets today and has been added to their 60-man player pool which is now at 57. Dozier signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres in February but was released a week ago. His new deal, however, doesn’t guarantee him a spot on the roster for Opening Day.

In 2019, Dozier hit .238 with 20 homeruns and 50 RBI to help the Washington Nationals win their first-ever World Series championship.

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