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Ten years ago Mauricio Dubon predicted he’d be playing at Oracle Park


© Charles LeClaire | 2019 Jul 7


Mauricio Dubon got his much-anticipated call-up on Tuesday, nearly a month after he was acquired by the Giants in a deadline deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. Dubon, 25, has only played in two major league games previously, but Tuesday will not be his first visit to Oracle Park. In fact, it was 10 years ago that the native of Honduras first visited the stadium after moving to Sacramento at the age of 15, after a high school baseball coach saw him practicing and convinced him to come stateside.

On that day visiting the park, Dubon told his host parents he’d one day play there, something he revealed in an Instagram post after being called up.

Dubon was going to see time in September, but the Giants wanted to see the infielder a little bit ahead of schedule.

“He’s got instincts, and he’s thinking about the game and he’s always thinking about the next play,” Triple-A Sacramento manager Dave Brundage told KNBR last week.

Dubon, who was acquired from Milwaukee for Drew Pomeranz and Ray Black, was hitting .321 with Sacramento with four home runs in 25 games. In 123 total games this season, the 25-year-old is slashing .302/.345/.477.

 

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