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Yankees’ Jasson Dominguez back on IL after Triple-A setback

BOSTON — Less than a week after completing a rehab assignment from Tommy John surgery, Jason Dominguez is sidelined again.

The Yankees’ top outfield prospect was placed on the injured list Sunday during a game against Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with an undisclosed reason for the injury.

Dominguez pitched six innings in center field on Saturday, allowing one hit for three with two strikeouts and one stolen base before being replaced in the bottom of the seventh.


Yankees prospect Jason Dominguez is back on the disabled list. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Yankees on Wednesday optioned Dominguez, who played 20 games on a rehabilitation assignment after undergoing surgery to repair a torn biceps in September, back off the 60-day disabled list and downgraded him to Triple-A.

Manager Aaron Boone said recently that Dominguez was available to help the Yankees if needed, but there were no openings for the 21-year-old switch-hitter to get everyday at-bats in the major leagues.

The Yankees’ Triple-A outfield depth already took a recent hit when Everson Pereira underwent season-ending internal fixation surgery to repair a torn UCL.


Jason Dominguez poses for a portrait during New York Yankees Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.
Jason Dominguez poses for a portrait during New York Yankees Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2024. Getty Images

He and Dominguez are the only outfielders on the 40-man roster who are not currently playing in the major leagues.

In 23 minor league games this season, Dominguez batted .356 with a 1.014 OPS, six home runs and three stolen bases.

Saturday marked his seventh consecutive game playing center field since the Yankees eased him into the defensive role.

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