As the San Antonio Missions took batting practice at Wolff Stadium, Mauricio Dubon walked out on the field and joined his friends and teammates.
Except they weren’t teammates anymore.
Dubon, the Missions’ regular shortstop, was part of a trade-deadline deal between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants.
As a coincidence of scheduling, the trade only sent Dubon from one side of Wolff Stadium to the other. The Missions, the Triple-A farm club of the Brewers, are in the middle of a series against the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A farm club of the Giants.
Dubon batted second and played shortstop for the Missions on Tuesday against the River Cats. He batted second and played shortstop for the River Cats on Wednesday against the Missions.
Dubon didn’t have a notable night at the plate in his Sacramento debut. He was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat and went 0-for-3. But he had a slick defensive play catching a looping line drive late and the River Cats beat the Missions 5-2.
In the trade that sent Dubon to the Giants organization, the Brewers acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz and right-handed pitcher Ray Black.
The Major League Baseball trade deadline hit the San Antonio Missions on Wednesday afternoon.
With less than an hour remaining before the 3 p.m. (Central) deadline, it was reported that Missions shortstop and Milwaukee Brewers prospect Mauricio Dubon was part of a deal between the Brewers and San Francisco Giants.
Dubon played 98 games for the Missions this season, batting .297 and hitting 16 home runs.
The 25-year-old from Honduras made a brief appearance with the Brewers this season, becoming the first native of Honduras to play in the majors.
Dubon was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2013.
In Tuesday’s deadline trade, Dubon went to the Giants in exchange for pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black. The Brewers badly needed pitching for the stretch run. Dubon is likely to have more opportunity to play in the majors with the Giants as a middle infielder than he was with the Brewers.
Jake Hager is slotted to start for the Missions tonight against the Sacramento River Cats at Wolff Stadium.
The San Antonio Missions had 12 hits including three home runs to beat the Sacramento River Cats 8-4 Tuesday at Wolff Stadium.
Trent Grisham homered twice and hit for the cycle and Hernan Perez had two hits including a home run. Grisham has 13 home runs since moving up from Double-A on June 20. Perez had five home runs in the last eight games.
David Freitas had two hits, walked once and scored twice.
Corbin Burnes started on the mound for the Missions and went two innings. The plan is for him to get reliever type innings, so the short was expected.
Thomas Jankins, usually a starter, had the longest stint on the mound. Jankins (10-3) went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks to earn the win.
Alex Wilson and Angel Perdomo pitched one inning each to finish the game.
The San Antonio Missions center field continued his run of power hitting on Tuesday by leading off the bottom of the first inning with a home run. He added another in the second – his 13th homer in 34 games in Triple-A.
His two longballs were part of a 12-hit attack by the Missions in an 8-4 victory over the Sacramento River Cats at Wolff Stadium.
Grisham added an RBI single in the fourth inning and his eighth double of the season in the sixth inning.
That left Grisham with the hard part – hitting a triple – when he walked to the plate in the bottom of the seventh. Grisham pulled a 2-1 pitch down the right-field line and into the corner and used his centerfielder speed to record his third triple since joining the Missions.
For the night, Grisham went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. His batting average in Triple-A is a team-leading .381.
Two of those have come at Wolff Stadium in the San Antonio Missions’ last two games.
Dubon had a 15-game hitting streak with the Missions from June 28 to July 20. During that stretch he was out of the San Antonio lineup from July 7 to July 13 while he was up with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Back with San Antonio, he has 10 hits in the last 10 games. He is hitting .299 on the season.
Travis Shaw didn’t play in Thursday night’s San Antonio Missions game against the Iowa Cubs.
By Thursday afternoon, there were media reports that Shaw will be called back up by the Milwaukee Brewers.
If all goes as expected, Wednesday night at Wolff Stadium was Shaw’s last game in a Missions uniform and he will be on the Brewers’ active roster on Friday night when they open a big three-game homestand against the Chicago Cubs.
The 29-year-old infielder played 57 games with the Brewers this season. He hit .164 with six home runs. He was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on June 28.
Shaw’s hitting was coming back around in recent games with the Missions. In his last 10 games he hit .323 (10-of-31) with four home runs and 12 RBIs. During that stretch Shaw looked like he was seeing the ball well and was consistently hitting the ball hard.
Last season with the Brewers, Shaw hit .241 with 32 home runs in 152 games.
San Antonio Missions relief pitcher Jacob Barnes earned a win in Tuesday’s 4-3 victory over the Iowa Cubs at Wolff Stadium.
Barnes pitched one inning, holding the Cubs scoreless in the top of the ninth inning. The Missions rallied in the bottom of the ninth to make Barnes the pitcher of record.
The 29-year-old right-hander has seen action for both the Milwaukee Brewers and Triple-A San Antonio this season. He has appeared in 13 games for the Missions, all in relief. He has a 2-0 record and 3.46 ERA in 13 innings. He has been with the Missions since being optioned from the Brewers on June 17.
A member of the Brewers’ 40-man-roster, the 6-foot-2 right-hander has appeared in 18 games in a Milwaukee uniform this season with one start. He has a 1-1 record with a 6.86 ERA in 19 2/3 innings.