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Twins Roster Moves: Brian Dozier Optioned To Triple-A, Pedro Florimon Called Up

Following Tuesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers, the Minnesota Twins sent Brian Dozier back to Triple-A Rochester and purchased the contract of Pedro Florimon to take his place.

Dozier had been up with the Twins for the majority of the season and, though his numbers at the plate aren't terrible, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said defense is the reason he's had to return to playing with the Red Wings.

"He's a kid who's been up here, and he's battled through this year," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He's had his good days, he's had his tough days, and basically he just needs to go down and play every day. He's got to work on his defense. There have been certain things that he needs to work on -- cutoffs, positioning, that type of thing."

It makes sense, then, that the Twins decided to bring up a defensive specialist to take Dozier's spot in the lineup.

"He's done a terrific job defensively," Antony said. "He's hitting .251, so he's not hitting a ton. But at the same time, he's done a very, very good job defensively. He's improved a lot offensively over the course of last year to this year."

It'll be interesting to see how much of a difference Florimon makes when compared to Dozier, but bringing up new blood certainly can't hurt as the Twins try to make some momentum.

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