Phillies call up reliever Seranthony Dominguez

Seranthony Dominguez called up to join Phillies
Flame-throwing right-hander reliever Seranthony Dominguez will join the Phillies bullpen tonight as the Phillies called-up the 23-year-old after having made just three appearances at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The organization believes his stuff is just that good.

Dominguez began the year with Double-A Reading and collected 18 strikeouts over 13 innings while posting a 2.08 ERA. His dominance continued with the IronPigs where he collected three strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings. He didn't surrender a hit and walked just one batter.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Dominguez signed with the Phillies as a free agent in May 2012. He would work as a starter over the next six years and encountered success but with a backlog of starters at Reading it was decided by the organization to move him to the bullpen prior to the 2018 season.

His stuff is electric, highlighted by a fastball that sits comfortably in the mid-90s. He also throws an above-average slider coupled with a change-up. Perhaps most importantly though, his control this year in the minors has been outstanding. He's walked just three over a combined 16 2/3 innings this year at Lehigh Valley and Reading.

Dominquez has closer-type stuff, but despite the recent struggles of Hector Neris, he won't be used in that role, at least not yet. Eventually, though, he profiles as a solid arm in a set-up or closing role.

To make room on the 25-man roster, the Phillies placed Adam Morgan on the 10-day disabled list with a back strain.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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