Six-Year Veteran To Be Royals Starting Third Baseman After Failed Attempts To Trade Him

A few weeks ago, there were reports that the Kansas City Royals were shopping him around the league.

Now, Royals general manager J.J. Picollo told reporters this weekend that Hunter Dozier will be the team's starting third baseman this season.

Picollo added that Bobby Witt Jr. is the Royals' everyday shortstop with Nicky Lopez and Michael Massey in a competition this spring for the second-base job.

After failed attempts to trade him this winter, the Royals will go ahead and keep Dozier as the starter at the hot corner and, with a good season, they might try to revisit trade talks again at the trade deadline. He remains under contract through the 2024 season.

Over his six-year career, the thirty-one-year-old holds a .240/.307/.425 triple-slash line, with 71 home runs, 226 RBIs, 17 stolen bases and 250 runs scored over 565 games played. 
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