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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||305.00||11.00||.246||43.00||30.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||17||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Colon (Career)||12||2||0|| .250||.167||.167|
|vs RHP||407||83||10|| .246|| .305|| .204|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Francisco Rodriguez, RP MIL|
Matt Dominguez, 3B MIL
Yasmany Tomas, 3B ARI
Michael Choice, LF TEX
Nori Aoki, LF SF
|12/23/2014||Matt Dominguez, 3B MIL|
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW
|12/22/2014||Dustin Ackley, LF NYY||Matt Dominguez, 3B MIL|
Jose Iglesias, SS DET
|Last 10 Games|
Brewers claim Matt Dominguez, DFA Wei-Chung Wang
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) The Brewers claimed third baseman Matt Dominguez off waivers from the Astros on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Wei-Chung Wang was designated for assignment.
Dominguez, who was the Astros starting third baseman in 2013 and 2014, has spent the season in the minors with Triple-A Fresno. He hit .251 with four home runs, nine doubles and 26 RBI in 45 games.
Wang has also spent the 2015 season in the minors. He is 4-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 12 starts for high Class A Brevard County.
Astros option Dominguez, Buchanan, Stassi; reassign Correa
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) The Astros optioned third baseman Matt Dominguez and pitchers Jake Buchanan and Max Stassi to the minors Sunday while reassigning shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Gregorio Petit, catcher Tyler Heineman and pitchers Darin Downs and James Hoyt to minor-league camp.
Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring.
"[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there’s a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per MLB.com "Right now he’ll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises."
Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A.
"Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It’s just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he’s got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."
Astros tests Jonathan Villar at CF, Matt Dominguez at 1B
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch used shortstop Jonathan Villar at center field and third baseman Matt Dominguez at first base during a "B" game for Houston on Wednesday, reports the Houston Chronicle.
"A little bit of game live situations that it’s hard to simulate other than playing the game,” Hinch said. "Villar got a few balls. He looks the part out there. Athletes can move around the field pretty easily.
"The key with Dominguez a first is there's a little more responsibility than people think at first base, whether it’s trailing runners or being the cutoff man or playing in, playing back, holding runners, stuff like that. It's an adjustment for him, so he needs as many reps as we can get him over there. He's certainly not spooked by the position."
Astros' Hinch: Matt Dominguez's focus will be on 'winning 3B job'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/17/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Matt Dominguez's primary focus this spring will be on "winning the third base job," per MLB.com. Dominguez will be primarily competing with Luis Valbuena, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Cubs.
Dominguez has been the team's starting third baseman the last two seasons, but he has hit just .228 with a .271 on-base percentage, .366 slugging percentage and .637 OPS in that span.
Astros ask third baseman Matt Dominguez to learn first base
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/24/15) With the Astros recently acquiring infielder Luis Valbuena, third baseman Matt Dominguez has been asked to start learning how to play first base, reports the Houston Chronicle.
"You get a bigger glove, so it can't be that hard," Dominguez said.
Dominguez has spent the last two seasons as the full-time third baseman for the Astors, but he will compete with Valbuena for the starting role this season. If Valbuena wins the third base job, the Astros want Dominguez to be able to switch to first base.
"[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."
|2014 summary: Matt Dominguez showed some promise in 2013 -- his first full season with the Astros -- but he wasn't able to build on it last season. If anything, Dominguez took a step backwards; he struck out 29 more times in just 21 more at-bats, and his batting average fell from .241 to .215. Less frequent contact and fewer flyballs meant diminished power. After banging out 21 home runs and 25 doubles in 2013, he hit just 16 home runs and 17 doubles last season.|
Playing time status: Dominguez should go unopposed for the starting third base job in Houston at the start of this season, but Colin Moran could challenge him by season's end.
2015 outlook: Even if Dominguez hangs onto his job for the bulk of the season, there are enough questions about his bat to make him a suspect choice in mixed leagues. A 20-home run season might not even be enough, given how much of a hole he could dig for your team in batting average and on-base percentage. Save Dominguez for your AL-only leagues.
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