Dozier’s brother to pitch at HR Derby

By Adam Gore
Brian Dozier will get some help from his family when he steps up to bat in Monday night’s Home Run Derby.
The Minnesota Twins second baseman, from Fulton, will have his older brother – former Itawamba Community college pitcher and outfielder Clay Dozier – throwing to him from the Target Field mound.
“It’s going to be funny,” Brian told “I told him about a week ago I was one of the finalists so he’s been throwing every day against the screen to loosen up his arm again. He played college ball so he knows how to throw and those things, but I’m just hoping he’ll calm his nerves.”
clay’s resume
Clay Dozier, 29, helped guide the Indians to a 41-16 record while winning the program’s third-straight MACJC North Division title and the NJCAA Region 23 Championship in 2005.
He went on to play at Delta State.
“Clay was a heck of a player for us back in the day,” said ICC coach Rick Collier. “I’m really proud of both those guys and I know it’s a really special moment for their family.”
Twins bullpen catcher Nate Damman will be the backstop for the Doziers.
The Home Run Derby will be seen on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.

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