Dubon (illness) will serve as the designated hitter Saturday in a minor-league game with Triple-A San Antonio.
Dubon's availability for the contest confirms that he's continued to progress well in his recovery from an intestinal illness and should be ready to go when San Antonio starts its regular season in April. The 24-year-old will probably make his MLB debut at some point in 2019 but isn't likely to be anything more than a utility man.
Dubon (illness) is expected to be ready for the start of the Triple-A season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
An intestinal illness cost Dubon much of the spring, and he has been working on putting back on all the weight he lost via the illness. The San Antonio Missions begin the season April 4 in Oklahoma City. He will likely join the Brewers at some point this season as a bench option if he stays healthy.
Dubon was never a likely candidate to break camp with the Brewers after playing only 27 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2018 before suffering a season-ending ACL tear. The shortstop reported to camp fully healthy but saw minimal action before succumbing to an intestinal illness that required a brief stay in the hospital. Dubon has since resumed baseball activities and is expected to be ready to handle a full-time role when the Brewers' new Triple-A affiliate in San Antonio begins its season.
Dubon practiced for the first time Saturday since being hospitalized in late February for an intestinal illness, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Dubon remains a few days from getting game action, though manager Craig Counsell has been optimistic that he'll be good to go by the start of the Triple-A season. He played just 27 games at that level last season before being shut down with a torn ACL, but a run of games with good health could put him in position for a callup later in the season in the event of an injury on the big-league club.
Manager Craig Counsell said Dubon's (illness) condition is improving but the shortstop isn't yet ready for game action, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Counsell expressed confidence that Dubon would have enough time to regain health ahead of the start of the Triple-A season, which suggests the 24-year-old is more of a week-to-week timeline and not on track for a multi-month absence. In any case, Dubon's absence for most of the Brewers' Cactus League slate is harmful to his development after a torn ACL wiped out the majority of his 2018 campaign.
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