The Blue Jays have recalled Matt Dominguez, who has hit .361 over his last 10 games with the triple-A Buffalo Bisons
So much for the eight-man bullpen until Troy Tulowitzki‘s return. The Blue Jays have decided to reinforce their positional players by recalling third-baseman Matt Dominguez.
Ryan Tepera goes the other way, making another trip between the Jays and Bisons.
This move comes one day after Josh Donaldson was forced out of the lineup with a jammed/bruised thumb, so the status of the reigning American League MVP will be one to watch throughout the remainder of the day.
Dominguez briefly surfaced with the Blue Jays earlier in the season, appearing in three games and going 0-for-7 with a walk.
He’s been one of the hottest bats at the triple-A level, however. On top of the .361 average over his last 10 games, Dominguez has also hit two home runs and driven in 10 runners. The 26-year-old is very strong defensively, which is likelier to be his source of value to the Jays in a pinch as starting him in place of Donaldson allows Toronto to keep Ryan Goins on the bench as a defensive reserve.
Tepera has been lightly used, last pitching on June 1st where he worked one clean inning with a strikeout against the New York Yankees. He has now allowed three earned runs on three hits and a trio of walks in 3.1 innings pitched at the MLB level in 2016.