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Matt Dominguez | First Baseman | #28

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Dominguez is playing first base and hitting sixth for Wednesday's showdown with the White Sox.
Dominguez was called up on Tuesday to help serve as a right-handed bat in lieu of the suspended Chris Colabello (performance enhancing drugs). He sees a start on Wednesday against left-hander Jose Quintana, though manager John Gibbons indicated that moving forward, Justin Smoak will likely see the bulk of starts at first. Dominguez held a nice .311/.333/.475 triple-slash with 14 RBI through 17 games at Triple-A Buffalo, but as a career .233 hitter in the majors, offers little fantasy upside. Apr 27 - 4:34 PM

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Blue Jays recalled 3B Matt Dominguez from Triple-A Buffalo.

Toronto needed a right-handed bat to replace Chris Colabello, who is serving an 80-game PED suspension. Dominguez has been raking in Triple-A with a .311 average and 14 RBI in his first 17 games. Right-hander Drew Hutchison was sent to Buffalo in the corresponding move.
Apr 26 - 1:54 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays will call up Matt Dominguez from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

Drew Hutchison will be sent down to clear a spot on the active roster. Dominguez will give the Blue Jays a right-bat off their bench following Chris Colabello's PED suspension. The 26-year-old is a .233 hitter in the majors, but he was batting .311/.333/.475 with two home runs through his first 17 games in Triple-A this season.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Apr 26 - 12:09 AM

Blue Jays optioned 3B Matt Dominguez to Triple-A Buffalo; re-assigned LHP Wade LeBlanc to minor league camp.

Dominguez was claimed off waivers late last season and had little to no chance of heading north with the big club. He'll represent depth in the minors.
Mar 18 - 10:43 AM

Blue Jays claimed 3B Matt Dominguez off waivers from the Brewers.

It's Dominguez's third organization in the last few months as he went from the Astros to the Brewers on a waiver claim back in June. He's merely a depth addition.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Brewers claimed 3B Matt Dominguez off waivers from the Astros; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Dominguez was designated for assignment by the Astros last week after batting .251/.289/.371 over 45 games this season in Triple-A. The 25-year-old will give the Brewers some minor league depth for now, but could take over at third base if the team trades Aramis Ramirez in the coming weeks.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Astros designated 3B Matt Dominguez for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for shortstop Carlos Correa, who will make his major league debut on Monday night. Dominguez was batting .251/.289/.371 in 45 games this season at the Triple-A level, but he's a former top prospect and only 25 years old so there may be interest from other organizations.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Astros optioned 3B Matt Dominguez to Triple-A Fresno.

He batted just .250/.282/.250 this spring. With Luis Valbuena at the hot corner now and Colin Moran on the way, Dominguez's days as a starter in Houston are likely over.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 08:31:00 AM

Matt Dominguez has been asked to try his hand at first base this year.

"(Astros manager A.J. Hinch) thinks I’m going to be a third baseman, but he wants to also help me try to make the team by adding a little more versatility and move around a little bit more," Dominguez said. "Do whatever I need to do." The Astros' acquisition of Luis Valbuena moves Dominguez into a part-time role, so it would help him get on the field if he could play more positions. Dominguez, 25, hit .215/.256/.330 as an everyday player last season.
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 06:35:00 PM

Matt Dominguez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Dominguez had an RBI single in the second inning before swatting a game-tying home run in the eighth. The homer was his 15th of the season, giving him 53 RBI. Dominguez is batting a forgettable .224/.267/.349 as the Astros starting third baseman.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Matt Dominguez went 0-for-3 in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Dominguez, making outs like no one else in baseball right now, is batting .203 with just two walks in 123 at-bats since the All-Star break. He's hit for more power than expected as a major leaguer, but he's never been the defensive dynamo that he came advertised as while in the minors. It might actually be a good thing for him that the Astros acquired Colin Moran from the Marlins in the Jarrod Cosart deal; if they didn't have a third base prospect worth waiting on, the position would be an obvious place to try to upgrade at this winter. As is, they might as well give Dominguez another year and see what happens with Moran and Rio Ruiz.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Matt Dominguez singled and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

Dominguez's fourth-inning blast off of Allen Webster extended the Astros' lead to 4-0 at the time, but the lead would not last. The third baseman last homered on July 28. He's slashing a mediocre .231/.273/.360 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI on the year.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Matt Dominguez went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Dominguez had an RBI single in the fourth inning, and he brought in another run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. The third baseman also doubled in the game, his 16th double of the season. The two-hit game was Dominguez' first multi-hit game since July 20 as his average has dropped to .230 on the year.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Matt Dominguez drove in four runs and finished 3-for-5 as the Astros defeated the White Sox on Sunday.

Dominguez entered the contest having driven in only two runs in his previous 18 contests. He singled in a run in the third inning, belted a two-run home run in the fifth, and doubled in a run in the seventh. Quite the productive day for the third baseman, who has otherwise had a forgettable season. Dominguez is slashing .239/.286/.375 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Matt Dominguez finished 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Astros past the Rays 7-3 on Saturday.

Dominguez was buried in a slump heading into the afternoon game and snapped out of it in a big way, singling in the second inning and smacking a three-run double with the bases loaded in the third. He's still batting just .246/.299/.395 on the season, but the 24-year-old third baseman can boast nine home runs and 30 RBI.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
3Matt Dominguez
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Roberto Osuna
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera
10Joe Biagini