One in a series of brief looks at players with ties to the San Antonio Missions as we get ready for the 2020 baseball season.
Mauricio Dubon was a fan favorite last season at Wolff Stadium.
The flashy shortstop looked like he had a future with the Milwaukee Brewers as he teamed with Keston Hiura in the San Antonio Missions’ middle infield.
But things changed over the summer.
Hiura was called up twice by the Brewers. The second time he was a hit and stayed in the big leagues.
Then, after batting .297 with 16 home runs in 98 games for the Missions, Dubon suddenly changed organizations. The Brewers traded him for pitching acquired from the San Francisco Giants at the 2019 trade deadline.
The Giants slid Dubon over to second base on their Triple-A Sacramento team after the trade.
The 25-year-old from Honduras is with San Francisco’s major league camp for 2020 spring training. The Giants have put his speed to work playing not only middle infield, but also in center field. Maria Guardado on MLB.com lists Dubon as potentially being on the Giants’ opening day roster as a second baseman, shortstop and outfielder.
Dubon is listed as a shortstop on the Giants spring training roster. After his first seven Cactus League games, he is hitting .412 with two home runs in 17 at-bats.
By Lamarr Fields for SportsDGI.com
Mauricio Dubon brings versatility to Giants
By Mark W. Sanchez on KNBR.com:
Mauricio Dubon is winning whatever camp competition he’s in