Yankees’ Jasson Dominguez expected to start Saturday’s spring opener


Oct 26, 2022; Surprise, Arizona, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Jasson Dominguez plays for the Mesa Solar Sox during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Surprise Stadium.

Oct 26, 2022; Surprise, Arizona, USA; New York Yankees designated player Jasson Dominguez bets the Mesa Solar Sox throughout an Arizona Fall League baseball video game at Surprise Stadium./ Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees possibility Jasson Dominguez is anticipated to begin in the group’s very first spring training video game this Saturday.

According to numerous reports, the 20- year-old outfielder will remain in supervisor Aaron Boone‘s lineup when the Yankees handle the Philadelphia Phillies.

The company’s No. 2-rated possibility was welcomed to his very first major league camp this spring, and while the Yankees have high expect the switch-hitter, fans searching for him to break camp and make the Opening Day lineup must temper expectations.

The Yankees have a congested outfield with Aaron Judge, Harrison Bader, Giancarlo Stanton and others with big league experience wanting to fill the 3 positions.

Despite that, Boone is captivated to see what the Dominican local can do.

” Excited [to see Dominguez versus leading competitors],” stated Boone Thursday at George M Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. “Every action of the method, when he finished levels in 2015 and throughout 3 various levels, enhanced in every element. Type of improved as the competitors improved. Another man that’s had a truly excellent winter season and he looks actually excellent up until now this spring. Eagerly anticipating seeing him in some action.”

Last year, Dominguez struck.273 with a.837 OPS and 37 taken bases in 120 video games. He completed his minors season with Double-A Somerset. While it’s most likely that Dominguez will go back to Somerset this year, do not be shocked if he rises the ranks prior to year’s end.

Boone noticed Dominguez’s climb in 2015 and anticipates it to continue.

” He had an amazing year in 2015,” Boone stated previously today. ” He went from A-ball down here in the Florida State League to High-A then to Double-A. Every action of the method, his plate discipline, his contact quality, all those things increased. He plays an actually excellent center field, athletic, excellent arm. We’re thrilled about him. In 2015 was a huge stepping stone for him, so ideally he continues to develop on that.”

According to Boone, Oswaldo Cabrera, Gleyber Torres and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will likewise make the journey, however stated that he will not utilize all of his beginners on Saturday. The Yankees have a split-squad scenario a day later on.

One team will play in the Yankees’ house spring opener versus the Braves on Sunday with the other taking on heaven Jays at TD Ballpark.

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