Yankees expect Jasson Dominguez out 9-10 months after Tommy John

NEW YORK -- Yankees rookie center fielder Jasson Dominguez had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday.

Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister performed a procedure in Arlington, Texas, that included internal bracing, according to the Yankees. The team said Dominguez's anticipated recovery time is nine to 10 months.

Signed for a $5.1 million bonus, the 20-year-old switch-hitter homered in his big league debut on Sept. 1. He was hitting .258 with four homers and seven RBIs in eight games before a scan on Sept. 10 revealed the tear.

Dominguez said he first felt pain on Sept. 3 but couldn't recall a specific throw or swing that caused the injury.