Mauricio Dubón thanks Giants in heartfelt goodbye after Astros trade

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Dubón thanks Giants for making childhood dream come true originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Saturday was a bittersweet morning for the Giants as they said goodbye to a more recent fan favorite.

Mauricio Dubón was traded to the Houston Astros for catch/first baseman Michael Papierski a few hours before the Giants’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Dubón, who fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing for the Giants, gave a heartfelt farewell to his childhood team.

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The 27-year-old was born in Honduras and moved to Northern California as a teenager to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player.

He grew into a Giants fan and made his childhood dreams come true when San Francisco acquired him at the trade deadline in 2019.

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It didn’t take long for Dubón to become a fan favorite at Oracle Park as he wore the orange and black for 177 games.

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He will now join an Astros team that had won 11 straight games heading into Saturday’s matchup with the Washington Nationals.

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