RP - PHI
The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Seranthony Dominguez have agreed on a two-year contract extension.
Financials have yet to be disclosed but the deal comes with a club option for the 2025 campaign. The 28-year-old enjoyed a productive 2022 season, tossing 51 innings of 3.00 ERA ball across 54 appearances, locking down nine saves in the process. Save opportunities could be shared between Dominguez, Gregory Soto, Jose Alvarado, and Craig Kimbrel in the 2023 season.
Seranthony Dominguez pitched one inning, allowing two walks and one hit Friday. He registered one strikeout in a win over the Nationals.
Dominguez recently returned from the IL on the 11th. September has not been great for the hard throwing right-hander, posting a 10.50 ERA in seven outings this month. The 27-year-old is a risky play right now.
Seranthony Dominguez pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout on Sunday against the Nationals.
Dominguez had been on the IL with triceps soreness, but progressed well in his rehab and looked great on Sunday. His velocity was up from his season average, and he breezed through the inning with ease. He should again factor into the saves situation down the stretch.
Phillies interim manager Rob Thompson said Friday Seranthony Dominguez could be activated off the injured list Saturday.
Dominguez was reportedly throwing 98-100 MPH in his rehab stint at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He was seeing high-leverage appearances prior to suffering the injury. It is possible he continues to see those chances upon being activated.
Seranthony Dominguez tossed a one inning sim game Tuesday. The Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said it went well and if Dominguez feels well tomorrow, he could be sent out on a rehab assignment.
Dominguez has been out of action since August 18th with right triceps tendinitis. The 27-year-old has put together a great season, posting a 1.64 ERA, .170 BAA, nine saves, and 13 holds in 46 games this season. The Phillies expect the star reliever to return soon.