Dodgers' Brian Dozier has abnormal EKG after complaining of dizziness

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier will undergo tests on his heart after an EKG late Monday showed abnormal results, but he is in the lineup and batting leadoff for Tuesday's home game against theSan Francisco Giants.

Dozier left Monday's game against the Giants in the ninth inning after experiencing dizziness. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters that the EKG revealed "abnormalities," but he did not elaborate beyond saying that Dozier would be further evaluated Tuesday.

"That's the extent of it right now," Roberts said, according to

On Tuesday, Dozier explained that Monday's incident was caused by a reaction to some allergy medication and that he has previously had an irregular heartbeat.

Dozier, 31, is batting .282 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 12 games since being traded to the Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins on July 31.

Roberts also announced that reliever John Axford, another trade-deadline acquisition, is expected to miss a few weeks because of a small fracture in his right fibula. Axford suffered the injury Sunday when he was struck by a comebacker, and he will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday.