Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 3 weeks ago

The Blue Jays optioned Dominguez to Triple-A Buffalo following Tuesday's game, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dominguez's removal from the roster leaves the Blue Jays with just three bench players, but he received just one at-bat over the last five games, so the team decided it would be better off adding another reliever in his place. Dominguez could be an option for the big club later this season, but he would likely need a Josh Donaldson injury to have a shot at any sort of regular role.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 4 weeks ago

Dominguez, who has been a third baseman his whole career, got his first start at first base on Wednesday against the White Sox, theToronto Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Now that Chris Colabello is out of the Blue Jays' picture for at least 80 games, and possibly much longer than that, the landscape around first base has changed quite dramatically. Justin Smoak and Edwin Encarnacion were the obvious candidate to fill the void, but Smoak has struggled early in the season, and Edcarnacion is much better offensively when he is the DH. In his first two games with the team, the 26-year-old Dominguez is 0-for-6 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 4 weeks ago

Dominguez was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dominguez got off to a strong start for Buffalo, posting a .311 batting average and six extra-base hits (two homers) in 61 at-bats. He may receive occasional starts at third base or designated hitter, but so long as Josh Donaldson is healthy, Dominguez doesn't figure to get much playing time.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 1 month ago

Dominguez will be recalled Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dominguez replaces Drew Hutchison and brings a hot bat to the Toronto lineup. The third baseman is hitting .311 with 14 RBIs at Triple-A Buffalo but could be pressed for playing time in the majors.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 1 month ago1 Comment

Manager John Gibbons strongly suggested that Dominguez will be the player called up to replace Drew Hutchison, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dominguez has been scorching hot with Triple-A Buffalo so far this season, slashing .311/.333/.475 through 17 games with the Bisons. If he gets the call to the big leagues, he'll likely act as a reserve third baseman and designated hitter, which will make playing time hard to come by with Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion blocking his path to steady playing time.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 1 month ago

Dominguez went 1-for-3 against Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, scoring two runs and driving in one RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dominguez got off to a rough start with Triple-A Buffalo, hitless in his first 10 at-bats, but has come on strong in the last week. He's gone 11-for-19 with a pair of doubles, a home run and seven RBI. Despite his hot streak, Josh Donaldson has been off to a good start of his own in Toronto, meaning Dominguez's chances at playing in the major leagues this year are low.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 2 months ago

Dominguez has been reassigned to minor league camp, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dominguez, who was claimed off waivers late last season, was never expected to make much of a dent on the major league roster. Instead, he'll likely continue to provide some depth at the minor league level.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 11 months ago

Dominguez was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Tuesday, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dominguez was DFA'd by the Astros on June 8 when super prospect Carlos Correa was recalled from Triple-A Fresno. The 25-year-old Dominguez struggled mightily last season, hitting just .215 with 125 strikeouts in 564 at-bats (157 games) for the Astros. He's been nothing more than average this year at Triple-A, posting a .251/.289/.371 slash line in 45 games. Dominguez will join a struggling Brewers organization and report to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 12 months ago

Dominguez was designated for assignment Monday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Astros need a spot on the 40-man roster for top prospect Carlos Correa, who was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Monday. While 25-year-old players with over 1,200 career big-league at-bats typically aren't available on waivers, Dominguez will likely slide through unclaimed, as he hasn't made any real progress in the batter's box. Following last year's dreadful performance with the Astros, he owns a .251/.289/.371 slash line for Triple-A Fresno this season.

Matt Dominguez 3B TOR 1 year ago

Dominguez is 7-for-34 (.206) with four doubles and nine RBI through nine games for Triple-A Fresno.

Dominguez is a strong defender at third base who has shown decent power at the big league level, but the Astros have plenty of depth at the corner infield spots. While an injury would seemingly open the door for a promotion, it's no guarantee that the 25-year-old will see time in Houston this season.