Mauricio Dubon’s first cup of coffee with the Milwaukee Brewers is over. The Brewers called up reliever Jay Jackson from Triple-A, and sent Dubon back down. When will we see Dubon again?
The first taste of Major League action for Mauricio Dubon lasted under a week, and most of those days were during the All-Star break. Dubon only played in two games, and picked up a pair of plate appearances in his first time up with the Milwaukee Brewers. He played a grand total of one inning at shortstop, and went 0-for-2 with one strikeout. He’s heading back to San Antonio to play every day, pick up additional experience, and eventually return to the Majors as an improved version of himself.
Coming the other way from San Antonio is Jay Jackson. Jackson is getting his second chance at a role in the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen. Will this time be any different?
How did Jackson do his first time around?
He struggled in a super tiny sample size. Jackson made three appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers early in the year. He posted a 19.29 ERA in 2 1/3 innings of work. He was tagged for five runs on four hits, and one walk. He managed three strikeouts, but was tagged for a pair of homers.
How did Jackson do in the Minors?
Since he went back to the Minors after his appearance on May 3rd, Jackson has posted a 1.33 ERA in 27 innings for the San Antonio Missions in Triple-A. He’s managed 36 strikeouts, only six walks, and zero homers allowed over that stretch.
When will Dubon return to the Brewers?
Dubon’s call up occurred because Orlando Arcia had a health concern, the Milwaukee Brewers needed an extra infield option, and didn’t need a 13th pitcher. He was/is having a solid season in the Minors, but it appeared to be a move of convenience, not a move for the long term.
Dubon will get another shot at a job with the Milwaukee Brewers. However, he’s currently blocked at shortstop by Arcia. Unless the Brewers decide to give Arcia a Travis Shaw-like ‘reboot’ in the Minors, or Arcia suffers an injury, a path to a full-time role in the Majors is hard to see for Dubon. He’s not going to push Keston Hiura off second base, and he doesn’t hit enough to handle third base on a full-time basis. Shortstop is the only path to a job for Dubon at this point. Until the Brewers decide to move on from Arcia, Dubon is effectively blocked.