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Padres acquire speedy INF Mateo from A's

Field Level Media
01 Jul 2020, 11:19 GMT+10

The San Diego Padres acquired middle infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland Athletics, the teams announced Tuesday.

The A's stated that they will receive a player to be named in exchange for Mateo. The Padres' press release put the compensation at either a player to be named or cash considerations.

Mateo, 25, was selected for the Futures Game last season, a game annually played in conjunction with the major league All-Star break.

Mateo batted .289 with 19 homers and 78 RBIs in 119 games for Triple-A Las Vegas last season. He also stole 24 bases and led the minors with 14 triples.

Mateo has a .267 career average and 283 stolen bases in 702 games in eight minor league campaigns. He has 76 career triples, including 30 at the Triple-A level over the past two seasons.

The Athletics acquired Mateo in 2017 as part of the deal in which they sent right-hander Sonny Gray to the New York Yankees.

The Tuesday trade was the first made by major league teams since March.

--Field Level Media

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