Mauricio Dubon promoted to Milwaukee Brewers

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Former Biloxi Shucker Mauricio Dubon is finally getting his crack at the show, having received a promotion to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Despite going 0-1 in a pinch-hit situation yesterday, Dubon has plenty to offer the Brew Crew in the second half of the season as the organization’s fifth ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

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The speedy middle infielder is hitting .307 across 83 games this season to go along with 14 home runs and nine stolen bases.

After reaching Triple A in his first season with the Brewers, Dubon played in the MLB Futures Game in 2017, but lost most of his 2018 season to a torn ACL.

Dubon is filling in for the injured Orlando Arcia, another former Shucker.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.

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