José Dominguez (baseball)

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José Dominguez
Jose Dominguez.jpg
Dominguez with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 60
Pitcher
Born: (1990-08-07) August 7, 1990 (age 23)
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 2013 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
(through March 30, 2014)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 5.19
Strikeouts 4
Teams

José Alfredo Dominguez (born August 7, 1990) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 29, 2013. He is the cousin of Álex Colomé and his fastball has been clocked at over 100 mph.[1]

Career[edit]

Dominguez was signed by the Dodgers for $50,000 as a 16 year old in 2007. He pitched for the Dodgers Dominican Summer League team from 2008-2010. In September 2009, he was suspended 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention program, when he tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance enhancing drug.[2]

In 2011 he moved to the U.S. based leagues and pitched for the Ogden Raptors and Arizona League Dodgers. In 2012 he began in Class-A with the Great Lakes Loons and was promoted to AA with the Chattanooga Lookouts.

He was suspended again, for violating the minor league drug policy in November 2012, receiving a 25-game suspension.[3] After serving the suspension at the start of the 2013 season, he rejoined Chattanooga, where he had a 2.60 ERA in 14 games with 28 strikeouts. He was quickly promoted to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. In 8 games in AAA, he had 12 strikeouts in 8 innings without allowing a run.

His contract was purchased and he was called up to the Dodgers on June 29, 2013.[4] He made his debut in relief on June 30 against the Philadelphia Phillies and retired the 3 batters he faced. He appeared in 9 games, with a 2.16 ERA before he was shut down with a quad strain.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hernandez, Dylan (June 29, 2013). "Dodgers call up 100-mph fireballer Jose Dominguez". Latimes.com. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Major League Baseball (September 14, 2009). "MLB suspends two for stanozolol". Milb.com. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dodgers prospect Dominguez suspended". Mlb.mlb.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dodgers select the contract of Jose Dominguez from Triple-A Albuquerque; option Peter Moylan". Losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com. June 29, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Austin Laymance (August 28, 2013). "Dominguez not expected to be part of Dodgers' callups". Losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 

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