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Yankees Top Prospect Begins Rehab Assignment

New York Yankees #1 prospect Jasson Domínguez started his rehab assignment on Tuesday night with the Single-A Tampa Tarpons. Will his return to the Bronx come sooner rather than later?

Jasson Domínguez Begins Rehab Assignment

Hang on Yankees fans, “The Martian” is entering orbit. On Tuesday night, the outfielder with an out-of-this-world nickname officially returned to game action. It was his first time playing in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2023, and he picked up right where he left off.

Slotted in as the DH for the Single-A affiliate, he knocked a hit on the first pitch he saw – which just so happened to be against a familiar face.

New York fans love to see that beautifully aggressive swing back in action and are salivating at the notion of his return, especially given how well he played in his first go-around. Domínguez only played in eight games before his injury, but that’s all he needed to show off his prolific power. He tallied six hits in his tenure and FOUR home runs. Not a typo, just an unbelievable stat. Everything the man touched seemed to be barreled and over the fence, including his first swing in the bigs.


So if Domínguez is already back to game action, how much longer until he’s back in Yankee Stadium? Well, that’s tricky. The rehab assignment only has a 20-day window, which means Domínguez either has to be placed on the active roster or assigned to Triple-A in three weeks. When that time comes, GM Brian Cashman will have some tough decisions to make.

The four-man outfield rotation has been performing well, would he be willing to break that up to get The Martian regular at-bats? Trent Grisham has been lackluster to start his Yankee tenure, but is the GM willing to send him to the minors for the top prospect? Whatever the decision is, we won’t have to wait long to find out.



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