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Jasson Domínguez promotion: Yankees to call up 20-year-old prospect as rosters expand, per report | News Fission

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The New York Yankees will promote outfield prospect Jasson Domínguez to the majors once rosters expand from 26 to 28 players on Sept. 1, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports.  Domínguez, a 20-year-old switch hitter, was only recently promoted to Triple-A. Coming into Wednesday, he had appeared in eight games and batted .444/.531/.593 with three extra-base hits and two more walks than strikeouts. (He recorded three hits in his Triple-A debut.) 

Previously, he had hit .254/.367/.414 with 15 home runs and 37 stolen bases in Double-A. When he makes his MLB debut, Domínguez will be the youngest Yankee since Melky Cabrera in 2005. 

Domínguez, of course, has been on the national radar since signing with the Yankees for more than $5 million in 2019. His “Martian” nickname stems from the explosive athletic traits he displayed as a youngster. While some of the comparisons cast upon him at a young age have proven to be overzealous, he nevertheless appears to be closing in on having a legitimate big-league career — perhaps even with an earlier-than-expected arrival date.

The Yankees, for their part, are in the late stages of a miserable season. They enter Wednesday more than four games back of the fourth-place Boston Red Sox in the American League East. The Yankees have not finished in last place in their division since 1990. Predictably, the Yankees have started to give auditions to some of their younger players, including Oswald Peraza and Everson Pereira.

More of a youth movement is on the way, beyond Domínguez. Austin Wells will also be promoted to the majors on Friday, The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner reports. CBS Sports recently analyzed Wells’ game in greater detail elsewhere. 

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