It's been a crazy 24 hours for the Astros, calling up two top prospects in the system - Carlos Correa and Vincent Velasquez. Velasquez was already on the 40-man roster, but a move would be needed to add Correa. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow hadn't yet announced the corresponding move, until now. Luhnow ,a guest on The Matt Thomas Show on Sports 790, announced the team has designated third baseman Matt Dominguez.
Dominguez started 323 games for the Astros between 2012 to 2014. He batting .233 with 121 runs scored, 42 home runs, 150 RBIs in his career with the Astros. Dominguez, always know for his glove first, struggled mightily at the plate in 2014. He batted .215 with 125 strikeouts and finished dead-last in offensive value at third in the major leagues.
The Astros made a point to improve their third base production adding, Jed Lowrie (possible future third baseman ) and Luis Valbuena. Dominguez didn't make it out of camp with the Astros and started the 2015 season with Triple A Fresno. .
With Fresno, Dominguez batted .251 with 15 extra-base hit and 26 RBIs.
Dominguez was originally drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2007 with 12th overall pick. Dominguez was traded to Houston with Rob Rasmussen for Carlos Lee in 2012.