Chris Dominguez is a professional now. The popular former University of Louisville third baseball signed a contract Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants.
A San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter indicates that Dominguez will probably be assigned to a rookie league this summer:
Dominguez was the one the Giants really needed to sign soonest because, being a college player, he is presumably closer to the bigs than the two picks ahead of him. Now, he will be able to get a lot of at-bats in the summer rookie leagues.
The Giants’ minor league system includes these franchises: Fresno Grizzlies (AAA), Pacific Coast League; Connecticut Defenders (AA), Eastern League; San Jose Giants (HiA), California League; Augusta Greenjackets (LoA), South Atlantic; Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SS), Arizona Giants (Rookie League), Arizona League; DSL Giants (Rookie League), Dominican League.
Dominguez, his big bat and his million dollar smile, will be missed at Jim Patterson Field. The road to Major League baseball is a long and winding one, and the first stop is obscurity.
Make it Mingo. See you around in a couple of years if all goes well.