Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 1 month 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.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 2 months ago

Dominguez was optioned to Astros' minor league camp on Sunday.

In 16 Grapefruit League games, Dominguez hit .250 with two RBI and no extra-base hits over 36 at-bats. The 25-year-old will open 2015 with Triple-A Fresno, where he'll get regular at-bats while playing third and first base.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 4 months ago

Dominguez will put in some work at first base this spring training as manager A.J. Hinch wants Dominguez to be more versatile, the Astros' official site reports.

Hinch said the versatility could help Dominguez make the team out of camp. The Astros have plenty of depth at first base with Jon Singleton, Chris Carter, and Evan Gattis on the team, so it's suspect to even think Dominguez could get enough starts this season to earn first base eligibility.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 8 months ago

Dominguez is out of Sunday's lineup against the Mets.

After a very weak year at the plate, Dominguez will sit out the season finale with Gregorio Petit taking his place at third.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 8 months ago

Dominguez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Dominguez broke out of a cold spell and now has a hit in his past four starts, including three in a row with an RBI. He'll get the day off, with Gregorio Petit assuming third base duties in his place.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 9 months ago

Dominguez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

An 0-for-3 showing Monday extended Dominguez's hitless streak to five games and lowered his batting line for the month to .114/.162/.114. He'll turn the hot corner over to Gregorio Petit again Tuesday.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 9 months ago

Dominguez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

Dominguez is 0-for-7 over the last two games, and 2-for-14 over the past four, and will sit Saturday in favor of Gregorio Petit. Petit will man third and bat ninth for the Astros in his place.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 9 months ago

Dominguez isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Dominguez last tallied a hit on Aug. 20, a span of 13 at-bats, which has pushed his slash line to a miserable .223/.262/.344 on the season. He'll hand over the hot corner to Gregorio Petit, who is batting ninth.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 9 months ago

Dominguez is not in the lineup Saturday, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports.

Gregorio Petit will get a rare start at the hot corner, as Dominguez is given a standard day off. He is one of several Astros (other than Chris Carter and Jose Altuve) who have not lived up to the starting role they've been given this season, and his long-term future with the team is probably still up in the air. His .226/.266/.349 slash line makes him unusable in standard leagues that count batting average or OBP.

Matt Dominguez 3B HOU 10 months ago

Dominguez is out of the lineup Saturday at Boston, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The Astros are holding Dominguez out for the first time since May 23, which allows Gregorio Petit to cover the hot corner. Dominguez has continued to scuffle along at the plate in August, slashing .214/.237/.304 with one homer, five RBI, and three runs in 56 at-bats.