The Giants optioned Dubon to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Dubon has had a tough season offensively, getting on base at a .272 clip in a backup role at a number of positions. Perhaps some time at Triple-A will allow him to recapture his 2019-2020 bat, as he hit .274 in both of those two seasons with a .337 OBP in 2020. Thairo Estrada was recalled in a corresponding move to fill Dubon's roster spot.
Dubon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-0 victory over the Angels on Tuesday. After the Giants put up four runs in the first inning, Dubon added to the tally with a solo homer to center field in the second. The long ball was his first in June after he went deep each of the final two games in May. Dubon has been receiving limited playing time of late -- this was his first start since June 17.
Dubon went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 10-3 win over Arizona. Entering Thursday, Dubon was just 2-for-18 (.111) across 10 games in June. He knocked an RBI single in the second inning and added an RBI double in the fourth. The 26-year-old utilityman is still slashing only .234/.272/.369 with four home runs, 19 RBI, 14 runs scored and two stolen bases through 151 plate appearances. Dubon's recent playing time has mostly come when Brandon Crawford needs a day off.
Dubon went 0-for-1 with a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Cubs. Dubon replaced Wilmer Flores (hamstring) at third base in the sixth inning. In the seventh, Dubon reached on a fielder's choice. He then stole second and advanced to third on an error before coming around to score on a Donovan Solano sacrifice fly. Dubon is slashing .236/.273/.374 with four home runs, 17 RBI, 12 runs scored and two steals across 132 plate appearances. His defensive versatility will allow him to continue seeing semi-regular playing time.
Dubon went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-1 win over the Angels. Dubon entered the game in the sixth inning after Evan Longoria (side) exited. In the bottom of the sixth, Dubon extended San Francisco's lead to 4-1 with his solo shot, which was his second homer in as many games. The utilityman is slashing .244/.281/.387 with four homers, 17 RBI, 11 runs scored and a stolen base through 48 contests this year. If Longoria is forced to miss time, one of Dubon, Wilmer Flores or Donovan Solano would likely handle third base in a near-everyday role.