New York Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez had an important impact on the 2023 big league team.
He started off the season in Double-A and struggled for weeks.
He made adjustments and started to dominate, then earned a ticket to Triple-A and after just a handful of games, he was called up to MLB.
In the majors, he was magnificent, but a ligament injury in his elbow marked the end of his 2023 run.
Not only that, but since he is required to undergo Tommy John surgery, he is expected to miss a chunk of the 2024 campaign as well.
Well, Yankees insider Bryan Hoch offered a firm timetable on Thursday.
“Jasson Dominguez is having Tommy John surgery. Estimated MLB return is 9-10 months, according to Aaron Boone,” Hoch tweeted.
Jasson Dominguez is having Tommy John surgery. Estimated MLB return is 9-10 months, according to Aaron Boone.
— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) September 14, 2023
The 10-month end of the timetable would put him in position to return around the All-Star break next year.
We have learned through the years that Tommy John surgery rehab is more month to month than day to day or week to week.
It will entirely depend on how his body responds to the surgery, how soon he can start his rehab, and how disciplined he is during its duration.
It will be the first real test of mental strength for the young, promising prospect.
Dominguez is well worth waiting for.
In just eight games in the majors, he slashed .258/.303/.677 with four home runs, a double, and a cool .980 OPS.
He remains the Yankees’ center fielder of the future, and his absence for the first few months of 2024 will hurt the team deeply.NEXT: Aaron Boone Has Reached A Historic Milestone