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Yankees’ heralded prospect Jasson Dominguez suffers brutal harm after profitable debut

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New York Yankees rookie Jasson Dominguez, who received off to a scorching begin after making his MLB debut earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, supervisor Aaron Boone informed reporters Sunday. 

Dominguez would require Tommy John surgical procedure to restore his elbow. 

The switch-hitting outfielder had been spectacular on a highway journey in opposition to the Houston Astros for the reason that Yankees known as him up Sept. 1.  

Followers had been ready for Dominguez, nicknamed “The Martian,” and he delivered in his MLB debut. 

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Jasson Dominguez of the New York Yankees reacts after being known as out on strikes in opposition to the Detroit Tigers in the course of the fourth inning of a sport at Yankee Stadium Sept. 7, 2023, in New York Metropolis. (Wealthy Schultz/Getty Photos)

Dominguez homered off Justin Verlander on his first-ever swing within the massive leagues, going to the alternative subject and over the tall left subject wall at Minute Maid Discipline in Houston. 

Since then, the 20-year-old had homered thrice, together with two at Yankee Stadium, since starting his first homestand in opposition to the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers. 

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Dominguez was scheduled to hit third within the Yankees’ lineup Sunday, however he was scratched about quarter-hour earlier than the primary pitch. Boone famous Dominguez went for a scan on his elbow, and the outcomes have been clear. He wants Tommy John surgical procedure. 

Jasson Dominguez swings

Jasson Dominguez of the New York Yankees hits a two-run residence run in opposition to the Milwaukee Brewers in the course of the third inning of a sport at Yankee Stadium Sept. 8, 2023, in New York Metropolis. (Wealthy Schultz/Getty Photos)

Restoration from Tommy John surgical procedure normally takes a yr, making this a troublesome harm for one of many group’s high prospects. 

Dominguez could have been thought of for the opening day roster subsequent season.

As an alternative, the Yankees will probably be monitoring Dominguez, hoping his arm can get again to regular following his surgical procedure.

Jasson Dominguez reacts to home run

Jasson Dominguez of the New York Yankees gestures after he hits a two-run residence run in opposition to the Milwaukee Brewers in the course of the third inning of a sport at Yankee Stadium Sept. 8, 2023, in New York Metropolis. (Wealthy Schultz/Getty Photos)

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Dominguez has gone 8-for-31 with 4 homers, one double and 7 RBIs. He additionally struck out eight instances and walked twice.

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