Yankees Demote Uber-Prospect After Massive Spring

As the New York Yankees' No. 2 prospect, all he did this spring was hit .455 with four homers and a .520 on-base percentage. But The Martian has been brought back down to earth just a bit, as the Yanks have officially reassigned Jasson Dominguez to their minor league camp after Thursday night's game. 

Domínguez has only played five games above High-A, so there's no real surprise here in sending him down for more seasoning. 

But it's certainly possible, if he continues to rake like he's been doing all spring, that he could be up with the big club at some point later this season, even having just turned 20 last month. 

The Yankees signed the switch-hitting young Dominican for $5.1M when he was still just 16. But that investment looks like it'll pay off big-time. 

“He continues to just show why we invested so heavily in him, which is great," said general manager Brian Cashman. "He’s an exciting talent. And he’s determined and he’s hungry. So he’s got all the attributes you need. He’s got the physical ability matching the competitive fire and the will to succeed. The sky’s the limit.” 

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