Dominguez agreed to a one-year deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the NPB, Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports. The 28-year-old third baseman spent 2017 with the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate, hitting .264/.295/.425 with 16 home runs in 451 plate appearances. It's possible he will return stateside after this one-year deal is up.
Dominguez signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, KSTP's Darren Wolfson reports. Boston continues to bring aboard inexpensive fall-back options at third base in case Pablo Sandoval is not up to the task, as they already selected Josh Rutledge in the Rule 5 draft last week. Dominguez posted a .269/.315/.421 slash line with 18 home runs in 127 games at Triple-A in the Blue Jays' system last season. He has a career .231/.273/.371 line in 1,369 MLB plate appearances.
Dominguez was designated for assignment Friday, Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports. In an effort to make room for Matt Dermody on the 40-man roster, Dominguez was designated for assignment. Dominguez went 0-for-11 over five games with the Blue Jays this season and posted a .272/.317/.427 line at Buffalo.
Dominguez cleared waivers Wednesday and was sent to Triple-A Buffalo, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. Dominguez was designated for assignment Tuesday and placed on optional waivers, but the 26-year-old will remain within the organization. He's hit well thus far with the Triple-A club this year, so Dominguez could get another call-up again at some point this season.
Dominguez was designated for assignment Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Dominguez failed to record a hit in four at bats since last being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo after being called upon to serve as temporary relief with Josh Donaldson nursing a thumb injury. The 26-year-old is slashing a solid .287/.333/.419 in the minors this season and could see another stint in the majors if the parent club finds themselves in need of infield depth.