Matt Dominguez

Matt Dominguez

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/220
  • Age: 26


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.233 42 152 0 .649

Matt Dominguez Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Scott Dominguez
  • Born: 8/28/1989 in Van Nuys, CA
  • Draft: 2007, Florida Marlins, 1st rd. (12th overall)
  • High School: Chatsworth, CA
  • Debut: September 6, 2011
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MLB Career Stats 1261 123 294 42 152 0 .233 .275 .649
  • Status: Active


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September 6, 2015 at 6:54 PM ET

Blue Jays claim Dominguez, designate Dorn

The Blue Jays claimed third baseman Matt Dominguez off waivers from the Brewers on Sunday afternoon, and infielder/outfielder Danny Dorn was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

June 16, 2015 at 9:03 PM ET

Brewers claim Dominguez off waivers

The Brewers claimed third baseman Matt Dominguez off waivers on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, adding another candidate to a relatively weak position in the organization.


Matt Dominguez Awards

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Houston AL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2009 Mesa AFL
2011 Surprise AFL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Florida NL

SOU All-Star Game Top Star

Year Team League
2010 Jacksonville SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Jacksonville SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Jacksonville SOU

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Jupiter FSL

SAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/18/2008 Greensboro SAL
09/01/2008 Greensboro SAL

Matt Dominguez Leaderboards

Games Played

Season G Rank
2014 157 12th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 7 17th in AL

Matt Dominguez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 6, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays claimed 3B Matt Dominguez off waivers from Milwaukee Brewers.
September 6, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Matt Dominguez to Buffalo Bisons.
June 18, 2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox activated 3B Matt Dominguez.
June 16, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers claimed 3B Matt Dominguez off waivers from Houston Astros.
June 16, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers optioned 3B Matt Dominguez to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 8, 2015 Houston Astros designated 3B Matt Dominguez for assignment.
March 29, 2015 Houston Astros optioned 3B Matt Dominguez to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 30, 2012 Houston Astros recalled Matt Dominguez from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
August 30, 2012 Matt Dominguez roster status changed by Houston Astros.
July 12, 2012 Matt Dominguez roster status changed by Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 9, 2012 Houston Astros optioned 3B Matt Dominguez to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
July 5, 2012 Houston Astros traded cash and 1B Carlos Lee to Miami Marlins for Matt Dominguez and LHP Rob Rasmussen.
March 18, 2012 Miami Marlins optioned Matt Dominguez to New Orleans Zephyrs.
September 6, 2011 Florida Marlins selected the contract of Matt Dominguez from New Orleans Zephyrs.
August 24, 2011 Matt Dominguez roster status changed by New Orleans Zephyrs.
August 12, 2011 New Orleans Zephyrs placed 3B Matt Dominguez on the 7-day disabled list.
May 19, 2011 3B Matt Dominguez assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs from Jacksonville Suns.
May 14, 2011 Matt Dominguez assigned to Jacksonville Suns from Jupiter Hammerheads.
May 10, 2011 Matt Dominguez assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 5, 2011 Matt Dominguez assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs from Jacksonville Suns.
January 13, 2011 Florida Marlins invited non-roster 3B Matt Dominguez to spring training.
February 8, 2010 Florida Marlins invited non-roster 3B Matt Dominguez to spring training.
August 4, 2009 Matt Dominguez assigned to Jacksonville Suns from Jupiter Hammerheads.
April 8, 2009 Jupiter Hammerheads signed Matt Dominguez.

Matthew Scott Dominguez Bio Info

Graduated from Chatsworth High School (CA) in 2007 where he was a Rawlings First- Team All-American...over his career he compiled the most hits (179) and RBI (188) in school history...he had his jersey retired by his alma mater on Feb. 4, 2012. ... Selected by the Florida Marlins in the first round (12th overall) of the June 2007 draft... signed by Marlins scout Tim McDonnell. ... Was originally added to a Major League 40- man roster in September of 2011 while with Florida...compiled 23 days of service time with the Marlins that season. ... Signed to a one year contract that runs through the 2013 season.


Finished third on the club in homers and RBI in what was his second full Major League season...played a career-high 157 games, including 153 at third base...reached 42 career homers in his age-24 season...became one of four players in Astros history with 40 homers before his age-25 season...the others were OF Cesar Cedeno (103 HR, 1970-75), IF/OF Rusty Staub (57 HR, 1963-68) and OF Jimmy Wynn (49 HR, 1963-66)...also became the first Astros third baseman to post back-to-back double-digit home run seasons since IF Geoff Blum from 2008-09...finished tied for ninth in homers among Major League third basemen...among AL third basemen, ranked fifth in homers, seventh in RBI and eighth in hits...ranked third among Major League third basemen in total chances (398), fifth in fielding percentage (.975) and sixth in assists (378)...his 153 games at third base ranked third in the AL, trailing only IF Evan Longoria (155g) and IF Kyle Seager (157g)...spent the entire season with the Astros and finished second on the club in games played (157g), one game behind IF Jose Altuve (158g)...made his second straight Opening Day roster, starting at third base...was the club's primary third baseman, making 147 starts at the position...made four starts at DH...tallied his firstcareer walk-off hit on May 14 vs. TEX, an RBI-single that drove in OF Dexter Fowler...hit safely in 26 of 31 games from April 10-May 14 for a .291 average (34x117)...went 2x4 with two home runs and four RBI on May 18 vs. CWS...marked his third career multi-homer game...became one of just five third basemen with three multi-homer games for Houston, joining IF Doug Rader (6g), IF Ken Caminiti (5g), IF Morgan Ensberg (4g) and IF Vinny Castilla (3g).


In his first full Major League season, ranked second on the club with 21 homers and third with 25 his age 23 season, became the youngest Astros player to hit 21+ homers in a season since Cesar Cedeno hit 26 in 1974...the only other Astro to hit 21+ homers before turning 24 was Jimmy Wynn (22 HR in 1965) ... Cedeno did it three times before turning 24...among Astros third basemen all-time, his 21 homers ranked tied for seventh for a single season ... the last Houston third-baseman to hit 21+ homers was current Astros minor league instructor Morgan Ensberg in 2006 (23 HR)...finished eighth in HR among Major League third basemen in 2013...among AL third basemen, was fifth in RBI, seventh in slugging (.403), and eighth in doubles ... finished third among MLB third basemen in assists (323) and total chances (431)...ranked fourth among AL third basemen in fielding percentage (.963) ... according to Baseball Reference, finished fifth among MLB third basemen with 1.4 defensive wins above replacement ... in Astros history, his 1.4 defensive WAR ranks fifth all-time among third basemen for a single season ... recorded 46 RBI from the eighth spot in the batting order, which set a franchise record (previously A. Everett - 43 RBI in 2003) and led the Majors...17 of his 21 homers came off right-handers...went 6x11 (.545) with the bases loaded, including the first two grand slams of his career ... the last Astro to hit two grand slams in a season was Carlos Lee in 2009...spent the entire season with the Astros and shared the club lead with Altuve in games played (152)...made his first Opening Day roster and started at third base on Opening Night...was the club's primary third baseman, making 149 starts at the position...made one start at DH...did not hit a HR until his 34th game of the season on May 11 vs. TEX, when he hit two HRs off Yu Darvish for his first career multi-HR game ... from that game thru the end of the season, hit more HRs (21) than any AL third baseman aside from M. Cabrera (37HR), A. Beltre (24HR) and E. Longoria (24HR)...the last player to go homerless over his first 33 games of the season while finishing the year with over 20 homers was Jimmy Rollins in 2012 (went 33 homerless games before hitting 23 HR)...the last AL player to do this was David Ortiz in 2009, who went 35 games without a homer before hitting 28...ranked tied for fourth in the Majors with eight home runs during the month of May...added two more dramatic, 9thinning home runs to his resume this season ... snapped an 8-8 tie with a two-out, solo HR in the 9th inning on Aug. 26 at CWS off Addison Reed (10-8 win)...his first of the season was a game-tying, 9th-inning two-run HR off Grant Balfour in a 5-4 win on July 23 vs. OAK...snapped Balfour's streak of 44-consecutive successful save chances ... over his last 41 games of the season, hit .277 with seven homers, 21 RBI, a .353 on-base percentage and a .465 slugging percentage.

2012 Played in a career-high 31 Major League games across two stints with the Astros...hit .287 (29x101) with five homers and 16 RBI in his second stint, a 27-game run to finish the season...on the season, posted a .373 (19x51) average with 10 RBI in 14 road games, which included a 12-game road hitting streak from Sept. 3-Oct. 2...played in 31 games at third base, including 27 starts...committed just one error in 78 total chances for a .987 fielding percentage...marked the second-highest fielding percentage among MLB third baseman (min. 75 TCs)...began his season at Triple A New Orleans in the Marlins organization...named the club's No. 4 prospect by Baseball America and No. 2 prospect by at the beginning of the season... acquired by Houston along with minor league LHP Rob Rasmussen from Miami in exchange for 1B Carlos Lee on July 4...reported to the Astros MLB club before an option to Triple A Oklahoma City on July 8...recalled on Aug. 30 and spent the remainder of the season with Houston...from the 2nd inning on Aug. 30 vs. SF thru 2011 Had contract selected by Marlins on September 6 from triple-A New Orleans and made Major League debut that night as a pinch-hitter in 10th-inning (hit by pitch)...Recorded first career hit, a single, on September 7 in first career start. Then recorded first career RBI on September 12 at Atlanta and first extra-base hit, a double, on September 19 vs. Atlanta. First multi-hit game was on September 10 at Pittsburgh (3x4)...Suffered broken left elbow after being hit by a pitch on April 1 in a triple-A exhibition game and didn't open season until May 10 with single-A Jupiter. Also missed time with a right hamstring strain suffered on August 10 with triple-A New Orleans; placed on seven-day DL and did not return until August 24. 2010 His fourth professional season was spent entirely with double-A Jacksonville, where he posted a .252 average with 34 doubles, 14 home runs and 81 RBI in 81 games. He set career-bests in nearly every offensive category: at-bats (504), runs (61), hits (127), doubles, triples (2), RBI, walks (56) and strikeouts (96). Led Suns in RBI, ranked second in doubles and tied for second in home runs ... Earned Southern League All-Star honors after tallying 10 home runs and 43 RBI in the first half of the season ... Went 3x3 on April 23 at Birmingham to mark a season-high in hits. Went on to equal the total eight more times during the season ... Hit in a season-long seven straight games from May 4-11. Equaled the streak from May 31-June 6. Hit .407 (11x27) five doubles and one home run over that stretch ... In second game of August 21 doubleheader at West Tennessee, went 2x4 with a double, home run and four RBI. The four RBI marked a season high and came off a fifth-inning grand slam ... Struggled vs. left-handed pitchers, posting a .222 average (36x162). Improved to .266 (91x342) when facing right-handed pitching ... His best month came in August as he posted a .307 mark (31x101) with seven doubles, four home runs and 29 RBI ... Posted a .290 average (45x155) with runners in scoring position. Average jumped to .429 (6x14) with bases loaded ... Following the season, named 'Best Defensive 3B' in the Southern League and ranked as the Number One prospect in the organization heading into 2011. 2009 Spent majority of his third professional campaign with single-A Jupiter, batting .262 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI in 103 games. Between Jupiter and double-A Jacksonville, he set career highs in hits (118), doubles (32), triples (1), walks (52) and strikeouts (92), while equaling a career-best in runs (59)...He led the Hammerheads in doubles and RBI. In addition, he was tied for second in home runs and ranked third in hits and runs...Tallied a season-high four hits on July 5 at St. Louis, going 4x4 with two doubles, a home run and one RBI...Drove in four runs on two occasions; June 12 at Clearwater and again in the first game of a July 10 doubleheader against Charlotte...Hit in 10 straight games from May 28 to June 9, posting a .341 average (15x44) with four doubles, two home runs and four RBI...Over the first two months of the season, hit .222 (39x176). Increased his June average to .295 (28x95), then posted a .314 mark (32x102) mark in July...Promoted to Jacksonville on August 4, appearing in 31 games for the Suns...Following the season, named the 'Best Defensive 3B' in the Florida State League by Baseball America...Played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. Hit .188 (9x48) with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in 12 games. 2008 Spent second professional season at single-A Greensboro in 2008, where he posted a .296 average with 18 home runs and 70 RBI...tied for second on the club in average, ranked second in RBI and third in home runs...earned South Atlantic League Player of the Week honors twice...from August 11-17, batted .367 (11x30) with four home runs and 12 RBI...from August 25-31, hit at a .611 clip (11x18) with four home runs and 11 August, hit .333 (38x114) with 10 home runs and 33 RBI, earning Marlins' Player of the Month honors...tabbed by Baseball America as 'Best Defensive Infielder' and 'Best Infield Arm' in Marlins organization...following the seaosn, ranked as the fifth best prospect in the South Atlantic League and sixth best in the Marlins' organization, according to Baseball America.