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Saturday BP: Mauricio Dubón is bulking up

The young utility player is adding some strength to his game.

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Hello and happy Saturday.

You probably don’t know what position Mauricio Dubón plays. I don’t say that to disparage your knowledge of Dubón, it’s just ... no one knows what position he plays.

When the San Francisco Giants traded for Dubi in 2019, he was thought to have a future primarily at second base. But the team played him much more at shortstop that year. Then he showed up in 2020 and spent the majority of the year in center field — a place he’d never played before. And now there are reports that the team is having him take reps at third base. Versatility is the name of the game these days, so I’ll take it.

Wherever Dubón plays in 2021, it will be with some added power. He spent the offseason attempting to add muscle, and says that he’s gained 12 pounds. That is, apparently, showing itself in the batter’s box.

It’s not every day you hear a center fielder talk about bulking up, but I’m excited to see how it translates.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

No, Barry Bonds didn’t have anything to do with Dee Gordon’s suspension, you horrible pig-people (April 29, 2016 — Grant Brisbee)

Giants links

How many days until Opening Day?

There are 33 days until Opening Day.

Have a terrific Saturday, all.