Dominguez, who was the Astros starting third baseman in 2013 and 2014, has spent the season in the minors with Triple-A Fresno. He hit .251 with four home runs, nine doubles and 26 RBI in 45 games.
Wang has also spent the 2015 season in the minors. He is 4-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 12 starts for high Class A Brevard County.
Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring.
"[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there’s a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per MLB.com "Right now he’ll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises."
Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A.
"Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It’s just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he’s got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."
"A little bit of game live situations that it’s hard to simulate other than playing the game,” Hinch said. "Villar got a few balls. He looks the part out there. Athletes can move around the field pretty easily.
"The key with Dominguez a first is there's a little more responsibility than people think at first base, whether it’s trailing runners or being the cutoff man or playing in, playing back, holding runners, stuff like that. It's an adjustment for him, so he needs as many reps as we can get him over there. He's certainly not spooked by the position."
Dominguez has been the team's starting third baseman the last two seasons, but he has hit just .228 with a .271 on-base percentage, .366 slugging percentage and .637 OPS in that span.
"You get a bigger glove, so it can't be that hard," Dominguez said.
Dominguez has spent the last two seasons as the full-time third baseman for the Astors, but he will compete with Valbuena for the starting role this season. If Valbuena wins the third base job, the Astros want Dominguez to be able to switch to first base.
"[Astros manager A.J. Hinch] thinks I'm going to be a third baseman, but he wants to also help me try to make the team by adding a little more versatility and move around a little bit more," Dominguez said. "Do whatever I need to do."
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|4/8/2015 vs Cleveland|
|vs Colon (Career)||12||2||0||.250||.167||.167|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 23 |
| 24 || 25 |
| 26 |
| 27 || 28 |
| 30 |
| 31 || 1 |
| 2 |
| 3 |
| 4 |
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2011||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||87||325||47||84||18||1||12||55||24||50||0||1||.312||.431||.258|
|2012||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||78||286||27||67||14||0||7||46||23||31||0||1||.291||.357||.234|
|2012||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||45||161||21||48||10||0||2||23||11||21||0||0||.347||.398||.298|
Men's Majestic Ryan Braun White Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Cool Base Player Jersey Shop Now!