The San Francisco Giants optioned struggling utility man Mauricio Dubon to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled infielder Thairo Estrada for Tuesday’s finale of a two-game road series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dubon, who offers defensive versatility in the infield and outfield, is batting .234 in 66 games this season with five home runs and 20 RBIs. Since the start of June, the 26-year-old is batting .205 in 18 games with 10 strikeouts and a .244 on-base percentage.
Dubon is a career .259 hitter over three seasons with a .305 OBP, playing in all but two of his 150 career games with the Giants since 2019.
Estrada, 25, returns to the Giants from Sacramento after playing three major league games earlier this season and going hitless in one at-bat. With the New York Yankees the past two seasons, Estrada batted .214 in 61 games with a .267 OBP.
Estrada was batting .385 with a .448 OBP with 12 doubles and seven home runs in 37 games at Sacramento.
–Field Level Media