Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:31:40 -0800
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez will receive playing time at first base during spring training, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Dominguez will battle for playing time at third base with 3B Luis Valbuena, with Dominguez likely starting against left-handed pitchers. Dominguez could potentially spell 1B Jon Singleton at first base against southpaws, too.
Fantasy Tip: At best, Dominguez is a late-round flier for owners in cavernous mixed league and AL-only formats desperate for power. He has 42 home runs through 357 games, but is a batting average anchor with a career .233 mark. Add the lack of guaranteed at-bats and there is little need reach for Dominguez on draft day.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:59:41 -0800
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez is expected to see some playing time at first base this season, as a result of the team's recent acquisition of 3B Luis Valbuena. Manager A.J. Hinch still views Dominguez as a third baseman in the long run but wants him to learn how to play first base in order to increase his versatility and improve his odds of making the 25-man roster.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:51:40 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez is not in the starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:52:54 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez snapped an 0-for-23 slump at the plate with a two-run homer Thursday, June 26, in a 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Mon, 19 May 2014 07:19:50 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez hit two homers and drove in four runs Sunday, May 18.
Sun, 04 May 2014 11:19:49 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter dropped OF George Springer from the fourth spot in the batting order to the sixth spot Sunday, May 4, against the Seattle Mariners, in order to take some pressure off him. 3B Matt Dominguez batted cleanup Sunday. Springer had batted fourth since his third game in the majors.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:44:10 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez (hand) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, Sept. 21. He had been struck on the left hand by a pitch from CL Chris Perez Thursday, Sept. 19, causing him to miss the game Friday, Sept. 20.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:36:01 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled OF Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City Wednesday, Sept. 4. C Jason Castro (knee) has a sore knee, OF Robbie Grossman (oblique) is dealing with a strained right oblique and 3B Matt Dominguez (illness) is sick. Krauss is starting as the designated hitter Wednesday. Castro had a cyst in his knee drained Tuesday, Sept. 3, and is a few days away from returning.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:48:40 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez (illness) is not in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:55:33 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled 1B Brett Wallace from the minors Tuesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: Wallace turned things around at Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .326 with 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 59 games after struggling earlier this year in seven games with Houston (.042/.115/.042). Wallace can also play third base and could platoon with slumping Matt Dominguez at the hot corner. Consider Wallace in AL-only leagues.