Former Missions shortstop Mauricio Dubon looking for opening day spot with Giants

Former San Antonio Missions shortstop Mauricio Dubon playing second base for the San Francisco Giants in a spring training game in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. - photo by Joe Alexander
Former San Antonio Missions shortstop Mauricio Dubon playing second base for the San Francisco Giants in a 2022 spring training game on March 29 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The San Francisco Giants like former San Antonio Missions star Mauricio Dubon for his athleticism and versatility.

In Saturday’s spring training game, the Giants’ TV commentators talked about how valuable he is because of his ability to play second base, shortstop and center field. They also mentioned how much stress it can be to prepare for that many positions. The irony was on that particular afternoon he started at yet another position – third base. On the day he had a double, two walks and scored twice in four plate appearances.

Dubon played in 74 games for the Giants last season, batting .240 with five home runs. He also spent time in Triple-A.

The 6-footer, who will turn 28 years old in July, is a trailblazer as a Major League Baseball player from Honduras.

Dubon spent most of the 2019 season in San Antonio. He was the starting shortstop for the Missions the one season when they were the Triple-A farm club of the Milwaukee Brewers.

His playing career with the Missions ended at the trade deadline. In a quirk of timing and scheduling, he was traded from the Brewers organization to the Giants organization on a day the Giants’ Triple-A team was visiting Wolff Stadium – so Dubon played for the Missions one day and against the Missions the next.

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