"Certainly the offense stood out with the power and the extra-base hits," manager Bryan Price said. "His defense in the last six weeks has really greatly improved, particularly in the infield. And he brings energy into everything he does, from the drills outside to a pinch-hit at-bat to coming in the last three innings of a spring training game."
Dominguez hit .316/.322/.596 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 57 spring at-bats. The versatile bench player saw at least 15 appearances each at first base, third base and shortstop as well as in left field and right field with Triple-A Fresno last season.
Dominguez joins outfielder
Outfielder Brennan Boesch has been one of the surprises for the
Boesch is hitting .372 with three home runs and 10 RBI. He's also earned praise for his baserunning and defense in center field.
It appears that Boesch has earned a spot on the Reds' roster, but he'll likely start the season on the bench in a reserve role, per the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay.
Manager Bryan Price indicated he's been pleased with Boesch's work in center, setting the nonroster invitee to serve as a reserve outfielder for the team. He has excelled at the plate this spring, going 9 for 21 with two home runs and five RBI. Boesch saw limited action with the Angels in 2014, hitting .187/.203/.293 in 75 at-bats.
"Along with the starters, you have two guys there that are capable of playing the outfield very well and then you have to look between
Bourgeois is 5 for 15 with one home run in six spring games, while Boesch is 7 of 14 with two home runs and five RBI in six games.
"We already know he's a terrific player," Price said of Boesch, who has never played first base professionally. "He kind of got banged up and lost his way a little bit, but I think he feels -- and we feel -- that he's back on top of his game, and maybe his best days are ahead of him."
Boesch said he doesn't see the battle for a reserve outfield role as a "competition."
"I only care about the competition against the pitcher, and that's really as basic as I keep it," Boesch said. "You aren't competing against other players. We're all on the same side here. We're all wearing Red jerseys. Let the chips fall where they may."
Boesch struggled in limited time with the Angels in 2014 but hit .332/.381/.636 with 25 home runs, 85 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 374 at-bats with Triple-A Salt Lake.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|4/25/2015 vs Chi. Cubs|
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|vs Wood (Career)||3||1||0||.333||.500||.333|
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|2010||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||15||58||6||22||3||1||3||17||4||17||2||1||.455||.621||.379|
|2014||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||95||374||68||124||25||7||25||85||29||86||10||4||.381||.636||.332|
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