Matt Dominguez (baseball)
|Houston Astros – No. 30|
August 28, 1989 |
Van Nuys, California
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|September 6, 2011 for the Florida Marlins|
(through June 16, 2014)
|Runs batted in||126|
Matthew Scott Dominguez (born August 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins in 2011.
Dominguez was sent to Rookie-A Gulf Coast League Marlins. During that year, he moved to short-A Jamestown Jammers. He ended the season playing 15 games with 1 home run and a batting average of .158.
Dominguez spent the whole 2008 season with the class-A Greensboro Grasshoppers. In 88 games, he hit 18 home runs, 70 RBIs, with a batting average of .296.
He split the 2009 season with the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Jacksonville Suns. He hit .262 in 103 games Jupiter, but hit only .186 in 31 games after he was promoted to Jacksonville.
Still playing with the Suns in the 2010 season, Dominguez worked with John Mallee, the Marlins' minor-league hitting coordinator, on his swing. Dominguez hit .252 with 14 homers and 81 RBI in 138 games. Dominguez was named Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star for the Southern League.
In the 2011 season, Dominguez played for the Hammerheads, Suns, and triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs.
Before the 2012 season, he was sent back down to the Zephyrs after playing in the Majors for some time. Before being traded to the Astros, Dominguez played 78 games with the Zephyrs, hitting .234 with 7 home runs and 46 RBIs.
He was called up to the majors for the first time on September 6, 2011. He made his debut as a pinch hitter that day against the New York Mets. The next day, He got his first major league hit off of Met's R.A. Dickey.
Dominguez was traded with Rob Rasmussen to the Houston Astros for Carlos Lee on July 4, 2012. He played the next day against the Pittsburgh Pirates and went 0-2. On July 9, Dominguez was sent to triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks, after playing 4 games with the Astros. He Hit two home runs in a game against the Texas Rangers.
- "Florida Marlins hope Matt Dominguez hits well enough to be answer at third base". The Palm Beach Post. February 15, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
- Marlins select 3B Matt Dominguez with first round pick in today's Draft
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