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While the Kansas City Royals are in the midst of a woeful season, 2019 has provided a bright spot with breakout stars. Now they’ll be getting back one of their best hitters with the return of Hunter Dozier.

The Royals activated Dozier off the 10-day injured list on Friday after he missed two weeks with a chest injury that he suffered earlier in the month.

Dozier is in the midst of a breakout season and is already on the verge of setting career-best marks in home runs, RBI, OPS and doubles. In 52 games this season, the 27-year-old has a .314/.398/..589 slash line with 11 home runs, 33 RBI and a .987 OPS.

He’ll likely return to the middle of Kansas City’s lineup and provide a steady source of run production. Dozier won’t be eligible for arbitration until 2021 and is under contract control through 2023.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection