Dominguez Promoted to Lehigh Valley

The Phillies have promoted right-hander Seranthony Dominguez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 23-year old made 13 starts and two relief appearances with High-A Clearwater last season. He missed almost two months with a right shoulder strain. This season he opened the year with Double-A Reading pitching out of the bullpen and made eight appearances with Reading prior to his promotion to the IronPigs on Friday.

With Reading, Dominguez was 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA this season. Over seven minor league seasons, Dominguez is 22-22 with a 3.07 ERA in 83 games, 54 of which were starts.

Last season, Dominguez was named as a Florida State League midseason All-Star while with Clearwater. Dominguez was initially signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in October of 2011 and was added to the Phillies 40-man roster last November to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.

To make room for Dominguez on the Lehigh Valley roster, right-hander Tyler Viza was moved down to Double-A Reading. Viza had a 5.40 ERA in 8 1/3 innings of work with the IronPigs this season.

Chuck Hixson

Chuck has a wide and varied background in covering sports both locally and nationally. Living in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, Chuck has the distinction of being the only person to have covered both the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in every season of their existence. Chuck began covering sports in 1998 when he was the first program director and morning host at WTKZ-AM in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the station switched to an all sports format. Chuck produced the stations coverage of the Allentown Ambassadors baseball team, which played in the independent Northeast League. From there, Chuck was the editor and writer of Pinstripes magazine, covering Phillies baseball. That led to Chuck founding Philly Baseball Insider in 2003. Chuck has done freelance work for national entities such as USA TODAY, CBS, FOX Sports, Washington Times and others.

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