The Milwaukee Brewers claimed third baseman Matt Dominguez off of waivers from the Houston Astros on Tuesday. They assigned him to Class AAA Colorado Springs.
The 24-year-old Dominguez, was the 12th overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Florida Marlins.
Dominguez was playing at Class AAA Fresno and hitting .251 with four homers and 26 RBI. In the majors, Dominguez is a career .233 hitter with 42 home runs and 152 runs batted in.
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez name has come up in trade discussions. Dominquez would appear to be insurance if the Brewers do move forward with a future deal involving Ramirez.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Dominguez, the Brewers designated left-hander Wei-Chung Wang for assignment. Wang has been pitching at Class A Brevard County.