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Sport Padres acquire top prospect Jorge Mateo from the Athletics

08:42  01 july  2020
08:42  01 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Padres acquire speedy infielder Mateo from A's. Mateo , who was Oakland’s No. 7 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has split time between second base and shortstop, and he even played some Mateo , 25, is out of options, so he will be given every chance to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility piece.

The Padres agreed to acquire infielder Jurickson Profar in a trade with the Athletics on Monday. The A’s have been on the lookout for a left-handed-hitting bat to pair with top catching prospect Sean Murphy, who hits from the right side of the dish, and it seems they might’ve found their man in Allen.

It’s nice to have actual baseball news back in the mix with Opening Day now less than a month away. It’s in this that two California teams pulled off an underrated trade.

a baseball player holding a bat: The Padres are picking up a prospect. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Padres are picking up a prospect.

Mateo, 25, had been on the chopping block for some time as he was out of options for the A’s. The middle infielder was originally acquired from the New York Yankees in the Sonny Gray blockbuster ahead of the 2017 trade deadline.

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Jorge Mateo . Oakland Athletics – No. 13. Mateo received a non-roster invitation to spring training in 2016. He spent the season back with Tampa, and was named to appear in the All-Star Futures ^ "Yankees prospects : Jorge Mateo impresses scouts". NJ.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014.

Oakland Athletics infielder Jorge Mateo takes part in a drill at Hohokam Stadium on Sunday, Feb. Mateo , 22, was one of the players acquired from the Yankees in the trade for Sonny Gray last July. He is considered to be the most athletic player on the roster, and showed it last season by combining to

The Dominican Republic native appeared in the All-Star Futures Game last season and led the entire minor leagues with 14 triples. He hit .289 with 13 homers, 78 RI and an .834 OPS for Oakland’s Triple-A team in Las Vegas.

Oakland heads into the 2020 season with Franklin Barreto and veteran acquisition Tony Kemp battling for the second base job. Mateo simply didn’t figure into the A’s future moving forward. According to Baseball America, he was the No. 26 overall prospect in the game heading into the 2016 season. Expect Mateo to make the Padres’ roster.

a baseball player holding a bat: The Padres are picking up a prospect. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Padres are picking up a prospect.

It remains to be seen what the A’s have received in return. But it promises to be a decent piece.

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  Giants return, so do some players, but Padres' INF Mateo out As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the weekend. The San Diego Padres, however, revealed that newly acquired infielder Jorge Mateo’s intake test for coronavirus came back positive and he’s experienced symptoms. Mateo was acquired last week from Oakland for a player to be named or cash in the first trade since the transaction freeze was lifted.

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