Brian Dozier calls Padres dishonest after ‘debacle’ of not making group

Brian Dozier by no means performed a regular-season sport for the Padres, however the veteran second baseman nonetheless holds a grudge towards the franchise.

Dozier anticipated to crack the membership’s Opening Day roster after signing with San Diego within the offseason. He was as a substitute lower throughout summer season camp and signed to a minor league contract  by the Mets.

It appears he will not quickly neglect his brief stint with the Padres, as a result of he feels the group tricked him.

“I am a giant transparency man,” Dozier mentioned (per Fox Sports activities and the San Diego Union-Tribune). “I like individuals to be sincere with me. That wasn’t the case over there. I needed to get out of there. I’ll go away it at that.”

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Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler informed reporters he does not know why Dozier feels the best way he does.

“We satisfaction ourselves (on) being clear, (on) being sincere. We want him nothing the however better of luck over there. . . . I can not communicate for the best way he feels,” Tingler mentioned, per the Union-Tribune.

Dozier, 33, is eight house runs away from 200 in his profession, a big mark for a center infielder. He additionally has greater than 100 profession stolen bases.

As his velocity and on-base expertise have waned, although, his capacity to make a distinction with an MLB group has shrunk. He spent the second half of final season with the World Sequence champion Nationals in a reserve function and figures to be a job participant shifting ahead.

Nonetheless, Dozier has hopes of being an MLB common and apparently believes San Diego misrepresented his alternative to make its roster.

Dozier received his first begin of the 12 months Thursday with the Mets.