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The Yankees introduced on Tuesday that younger middle fielder Jasson Domínguez has began a rehab task with Class A Tampa. He had Tommy John surgical procedure on Sept. 20, 2023, making this his first sport motion of 2024. 

Domínguez, 21, debuted to nice fanfare late final season and took solely 33 plate appearances earlier than struggling his elbow harm. He hit .258/.303/.677 (158 OPS+) with a double, 4 homers, seven RBI, six runs and 0.2 WAR in eight video games. He homered off Justin Verlander in his first profession at-bat.

Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone not too long ago mentioned that Domínguez would begin as a DH-only, however that he isn’t too distant from taking part in within the discipline as effectively. 

“It looks like there’s been only a few hiccups alongside the way in which,” Boone mentioned over the weekend, in response to the New York Submit. “It has been clean, he hasn’t been rushed.”

Rehab assignments for place gamers can take as much as 20 days, however let’s take note Domínguez has three minor-league choices remaining, so as soon as his 20 days are up, the Yankees might simply possibility him to Triple-A to get him common taking part in time, in the event that they so select. 

We convey this up as a result of, for now, there is not a pure opening on the Yankees for Domínguez. Aaron Choose has been holding down middle discipline with Juan Soto in proper and Alex Verdugo in left. Giancarlo Stanton is the full-time designated hitter. They might maintain Trent Grisham round as a fourth outfielder as a substitute of relegating Domínguez to bench obligation. 

Clearly, it is totally attainable an harm opens up a spot and the Yankees would certainly love to maneuver Choose to a nook outfield place with Domínguez taking on in middle, if such a scenario presents itself. It is a good drawback to have when you’ve too many good athletes to seek out room for such a proficient younger participant. 

“Hopefully it’s a robust determination at that time, as a result of good issues are occurring right here,” Boone mentioned, in response to the Submit. “We’ll cross that bridge once we get there.”

The Yankees enter play Tuesday with a 27-15 document, good for a digital tie for first within the AL East and the perfect document within the American League. 

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