Milwaukee Brewers Claim Matt Dominguez

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The rebuild is coming in Milwaukee and with pieces expected to be moved at some point soon, the Milwaukee Brewers have added a reinforcement at third base this afternoon. The team has reported that they have claimed former Astros’ third baseman Matt Dominguez off waivers. While he hasn’t had much major league success, here is a look at what the 25-year-old third baseman could bring to Milwaukee.

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First of all, by coming to Milwaukee he will help to bring depth to Milwaukee at third base. While it is possible that one of the many shortstops in the system could eventually move to third, there is not a lot of upper level talent at third base in the organization.

By adding Dominguez, they have a player who has seen parts of the last four seasons in the major leagues and a bat that could bring some pop to the position. Once a former top-100 prospect, Dominguez has struggled so far as a big leaguer. While he has had two full seasons of 15 plus home runs, he has a career .233 batting average with a .275 OBP and .374 Slugging Percentage.

To make room for Dominguez, the Brewers have designated Wei-Chung Wang for assignment. Wang still has talent to be a top arm in the Brewers’ system, but a trying start to 2015, has put him in this spot. With a bright future, it is my hope that Wang is able to clear waivers and remain a part of the club.

This season in 45 games in AAA, Dominguez is batting .251 with four home runs and a .660 OPS. Dominguez may never reach star status that it once looked like he could achieve, but with Aramis Ramirez likely out some time soon, he is certainly worth a shot with the Brewers.

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