MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have traded second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline was 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Twins announced the deal in a press release just before 4 p.m.
In exchange for Dozier, the Twins are getting veteran second baseman Logan Forsythe, minor league outfielder Luke Raley and minor league pitcher Devin Smeltzer.
Dozier marked the fifth player the Twins have traded in the last five days, including Eduardo Escobar, signaling their shift in focus to the future amid a disappointing season.
Dozier joins a Dodgers team that's in a tight race with Arizona in the NL West, aiming for a return trip to the World Series.
Dozier's production has dropped off this year, but he has some of the best power numbers in baseball for players at his position. Dozier was an All-Star in 2015. He hit 42 home runs in 2016, a record for a second baseman in the American League.
The 31-year-old has spent his entire career with the Twins. Many Twins fans took to social media to vent about the trade.