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MLB: Spring Training-San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, ESPN reported that the Padres released former World Series Champion Brian Dozier.

Dozier was most recently with the Washington Nationals this past season where he played a rotational role in helping them win the 2019 title. His time with the Padres last just under five months, ending with no games played.

He was set to make $2.2 million this year if he was added to the Padres’ 40-man roster.

Last season, Dozier hit .238/.340/.430 with 20 home runs and 50 RBIs in his lone season with the Nationals. After being the starting second baseman for Washington for the first half of the 2019 season, Dozier was eventually replaced by Asdrubal Cabrera, that is why he chose San Diego in hopes of being the team’s starter at the position.

Dozier made his major-league debut back in 2012 at 25 years old with the Minnesota Twins. He played there for seven seasons before playing a chunk of 2018 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He has a career average of .245 with 192 home runs and 562 RBIs.