Manager Aaron Boone estimated the Dominican prospect’s recovery time to be 9 to 10 months.
The gardener Jason Dominguez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed to the media on Wednesday.
The Dominican prospect was diagnosed earlier this week with a torn ligament in his elbow, sidelining him for the remainder of his debut season.
Now with confirmation of surgery scheduled for Wednesday next week, Boone and the Yankees estimate that Dominguez will miss at least 9 to 10 months of playing time.
Last week ‘The Martian’ was one of the lights in a terrible season for the New York team, who hit a home run in his first game in the Major Leagues and finished with four homers and seven RBIs. RBI in 31 at-bats.
During the confirmation of the injury, the manager of the New York Yankees revealed that Domínguez felt discomfort on Sunday, September 3 and received some type of treatment last Wednesday.
Domínguez and the team have spent recent days gathering the necessary information to determine the way forward and finally Dr. Keith Meister will perform the ‘Tommy John’ operation.
Jasson Domínguez was one of the most anticipated debuts in the Major Leagues and the tools he showed before his promotion earned him the nickname ‘The Martian’.
In the minor leagues in 2023 he left an offensive line of .265/.377/.425 with 15 homers and 76 RBI in 118 games. He also added 22 doubles, 3 triples and negotiated 83 turnovers.
If he returns directly to the majors in 2024, Domínguez could see action again after the All-Star break if the plan goes as projected.