Jasson Dominguez’s return delayed by two months due to oblique injury

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Jasson Dominguez will be sidelined for up to two months, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced on Thursday. The promising prospect was placed on the injured list due to a left side/oblique injury, which occurred shortly after completing a rehab assignment for Tommy John surgery.

During spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, Jasson Dominguez was actively participating in outfield drills. However, his anticipated return to the Yankees will now be delayed for up to eight weeks due to the significant nature of his injury.

“It’s a pretty significant strain, so probably up to eight weeks until he’s playing games,” Boone told reporters.

Jasson Dominguez was injured during a checked swing in his last at-bat last Saturday in Rochester, N.Y., resulting in a sixth-inning strikeout. He left the game an inning later and was placed on the minor league 7-day injured list on Sunday.

What happened with Jasson Dominguez?

Yankees' top prospect Jasson Dominguez will be sidelined for two months due to an injury, says Aaron Boone.
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Jasson Dominguez did not make his Major League Baseball debut in 2024. The player, still recovering from an injury sustained in 2023, faces another long-term recovery.

According to MLB’s Health and Injury Tracking System (HITS), a “moderate” oblique strain is classified as a grade 2 injury with “extensive damage” to the muscle fibers, though it is “not completely ruptured.” These injuries typically require two to three months for a full return to athletic activities.

NJ.com reports that if Jasson Dominguez recovers after an eight-week shutdown, he could be ready to play rehab games by late August. This timeline might position him for a September call-up when rosters expand from 26 to 28 players or potentially allow him to be part of the Yankees’ postseason roster.

The 21-year-old Jasson Dominguez has been impressive this season, hitting .356 with six home runs and 13 RBIs across 23 games—four with Low-A Tampa, 10 with Double-A Somerset, and the last nine in Triple-A. All but the final three games were part of his rehab assignment. In Scranton, he was batting .389 (14-for-36) with two home runs.

Jasson Dominguez’s UCL tear was discovered last fall, eight games into a September call-up where he lived up to his hype, hitting .258 with four home runs and seven RBIs.

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