The San Francisco Giants called up infielder Mauricio Dubón on Tuesday, which apparently wasn’t a surprise to Dubón himself: the Honduran-born player predicted when he was 15 that he would play at what’s now called Oracle Park.
“10 years ago I told my host parents ‘I’m gonna play here one day’ and guess what, it’s happening,” Dubón wrote on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
The Giants traded Ray Black and Drew Pomeranz to the Milwaukee Brewers just before the trade deadline to get Dubón, who played for the team’s Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats, before being promoted to the Giants.
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Prior to his call-up, Dubón was hitting .302/.345/.477 with 20 home runs and 56 RBI in his two combined Triple-A stops.
Dubón, 25, moved to Sacramento from Honduras when he was a teenager and played at Capital Christian High School. When he made the prediction to his host family about playing in San Francisco one day, the Giants stadium was still called AT&T Park. It was the first summer he lived in the United States.
The Giants also announced Tuesday afternoon that they cut Scooter Gennett, a second baseman they also traded to get at the trade deadline, which suggests Dubón could get time at second base.
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