Twins name Brian Dozier new starting shortstop

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The Twins have just nine total hits in their last four games, which is among the worst stretches of offensive futility in Major League Baseball history.

So they’re going to make some changes.

According to Dustin Morse, the Twins’ director of baseball communications, manager Ron Gardenhire announced Sunday morning that Brian Dozier will be the team’s starting shortstop¬†beginning¬†Monday.

And Jamey Carroll will be demoted to the bench.

Carroll is batting just .206/.306/.237 in 112 plate appearances this season and owns a .699 career OPS. Dozier has a .276/.339/.371 slash line, one home run and 12 RBI in 119 plate appearances at Triple-A.