Since Mauricio Dubon and Thairo Estrada have no other options, securing a utility position out of camp will be crucial for both of them to continue working for the Giants.
Dubón was exchanged for catcher Michael Papierski by the Houston Astros on May 14, 2022. Gerald Young was the first Honduran player to play for the Astros, and Dubón is the second.
In the 26th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox picked Dubón out of high school. He played for the San Francisco Giants before making his Major League Baseball debut in 2019 with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Dubón was raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where he attended the Liceo Bilingue Centroamericano. After a Christian baseball mission team visited Honduras when Dubón was 15 years old, he began to put forth more effort to stand out on the field.
In the 26th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Red Sox picked Dubón. Dubón was promoted to the Lowell Spinners in 2014 and rated among the top ten in the New York-Penn League with a. 320-hitting average. Shortly after signing, he batted.245 in 20 games for the GCL Red Sox (82-for-256).
On December 6, 2016, the Red Sox traded Tyler Thornburg to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Dubón, Travis Shaw, and Josh Pennington. He played in 2017 for both the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Biloxi Shuckers.
Dubón was acquired by the Brewers from the San Francisco Giants on July 31, 2019, in exchange for pitchers Ray Black and Drew Pomeranz.