Jasson Dominguez’s run with the Yankees at major league camp came to an end on Thursday.
The team announced that they had reassigned Dominguez, nicknamed “The Martian,” to the club’s minor league camp. Dominguez had impressed during spring training, but there was never any question the decision to reassign him would come at some point considering he only has played a small number of games outside of Single-A.
Dominguez had hit .455 during the spring and boasted an OPS of 1.565 in 22 at-bats. He had 10 hits and four home runs during that stretch as well.
His impressive spring even caught the eye of Hal Steinbrenner.
“We put a lot of money into him, right?” Steinbrenner told reporters in Florida, referencing the $5.1 million signing bonus in 2019 the club gave him. “That was my entire budget, pretty much, a few years ago. That’s how much we believed in him, even then. He’s another one that came on really strong last year. It’s exciting. I’m no player development expert; I’m not going to sit here and tell you he’s ready or he’s not ready. But I would say he’s still a little behind the other two (in Volpe and Peraza).”
Dominguez is expected to start the year in Double-A Somerset and there is a belief that if he can continue to progress quickly, his timetable to reach the majors could move up.