Dozier will join the team in time for today’s series opener at home against the L.A. Angels.
During spring training, Dozier – an eighth-round pick in 2008 out of Southern Miss - was described as “the next big thing” for the Twins franchise.
He’s hitting .276 at Triple-A Rochester. Last season, he hit a combined .320 and led the Twins minor-league organization in runs scored (92) and triples (12)
The Twins aren’t calling up Dozier – their 2011 minor leaguer of the year - to sit on the bench. Manager Ron Gardenhire said in a radio interview on Sunday that he plans to install Dozier as his everyday shortstop.
Minnesota has lost 11 of its last 13 games.