Matt Dominguez
3B TOR
3 months ago

Dominguez signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, KSTP's Darren Wolfson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boston continues to bring aboard inexpensive fall-back options at third base in case Pablo Sandoval is not up to the task, as they already selected Josh Rutledge in the Rule 5 draft last week. Dominguez posted a .269/.315/.421 slash line with 18 home runs in 127 games at Triple-A in the Blue Jays' system last season. He has a career .231/.273/.371 line in 1,369 MLB plate appearances.

Matt Dominguez
3B TOR
7 months ago

Dominguez was designated for assignment Friday, Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

In an effort to make room for Matt Dermody on the 40-man roster, Dominguez was designated for assignment. Dominguez went 0-for-11 over five games with the Blue Jays this season and posted a .272/.317/.427 line at Buffalo.

Matt Dominguez
3B TOR
9 months ago

Dominguez cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to Triple-A Buffalo, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dominguez was designated for assignment Tuesday and placed on optional waivers, but the 26-year-old will remain within the organization. He's hit well thus far with the Triple-A club this year, so Dominguez could get another call-up again at some point this season.

Matt Dominguez
3B TOR
10 months ago

Dominguez was designated for assignment Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dominguez failed to record a hit in four at bats since last being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo after being called upon to serve as temporary relief with Josh Donaldson nursing a thumb injury. The 26-year-old is slashing a solid .287/.333/.419 in the minors this season and could see another stint in the majors if the parent club finds themselves in need of infield depth.

Matt Dominguez
3B TOR
10 months ago

Dominguez was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will start at third base and hit eighth in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Everyday third baseman Josh Donaldson will be limited to DH duties Sunday, so the Blue Jays brought Dominguez aboard to provide some more depth at the hot corner. It could still be a few more days before Donaldson is cleared to resume fielding, so Dominguez may be in position to make multiple starts during his time with the Jays. The 26-year-old was slashing .287/.333/.419 with five homers across 167 at-bats at Triple-A.

Matt Dominguez
3B TOR
11 months ago

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

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
11 months 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.

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
11 months ago

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

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
11 months ago

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

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
11 months 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.

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.