"But he also needs to be a little more consistent offensively. He'll have some good games, but he gives away too many at-bats. He needs to be a little bit more consistent, and I think he's taking too many defensive swings. It's just an opportunity for him to go down, relax, get his confidence back, play every day and work his way back up here."
Dozier, the Twins' Minor League Player of the Year last season, said he wasn't exactly surprised by the move because he hasn't been hitting like he did before his callup, as he's a career .305/.379/.416 hitter in four seasons in the Minors.
"I'd have sent me down, because I haven't been playing the way I know how to play and that I'm capable of doing," Dozier said. "I know what I'm capable of, especially being up here for a few months now. I know my style of my game and everything, and I think it'll be fine. Just get back down there and work hard and get a few things ironed out."
Dozier's last game came on Sunday, when he threw to first base on a slow roller hit to him at shortstop with the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning. Dozier played it safe on the play and got an out, but it allowed the go-ahead run to score in an eventual 7-3 loss.
But Antony said the move had nothing to do with the play, as it was not based on his recent performance, but on his overall body of work.
"I think it was a lot longer process," Antony said.
Florimon, meanwhile, is known more for his defense up the middle. The 25-year-old hit .251/.308/.345 in 82 games with Rochester.
"He's done a terrific job defensively," Antony said. "He's hitting .251, so he's not hitting a ton. But at the same time, he's done a very, very good job defensively. He's improved a lot offensively over the course of last year to this year."