Yankees diagnose Jasson Dominguez after latest injury

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Yankees

New York Yankees‘ top outfield prospect, Jasson Dominguez, recently experienced a frustrating setback. Just after making a comeback from Tommy John surgery, Dominguez was pulled from a game over the weekend due to a concerning incident during a check swing, which led to him feeling a pull in his left side. The team sent him for further imaging to determine the severity.

The Yankees Will Give Dominguez Plenty of Time to Recover

Following the incident, the Yankees confirmed that Dominguez suffered a “moderate” oblique strain. While this type of injury can significantly affect a player’s ability to swing the bat, the prognosis suggests that Dominguez could return to play this season after a few weeks of recovery. The Yankees plan to allow him ample time to fully recover to prevent any potential aggravation of the injury when he resumes live action.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Yankees

In his time in the minors this season, Dominguez has shown remarkable promise. Over 23 games, including nine with Triple-A Scranton, he has posted impressive stats with a batting average of .389, an on-base percentage of .405, and a slugging percentage of .639. He has hit two homers and driven in three RBIs, resulting in a 167 wRC+ over 37 plate appearances. His performance indicates not only a rapid adaptation to high-level competition but also significant potential for future contributions to the Yankees.

Despite the current strength of the Yankees outfield, featuring stars like Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, and Alex Verdugo, Dominguez’s role becomes increasingly important as the postseason approaches. If he can maintain his form upon returning, the team might elevate him to the major league roster at a strategic time when service time is no longer a concern.

Looking ahead, Dominguez is projected to be a long-term asset for the Yankees, particularly as Alex Verdugo approaches free agency.

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