Jorge Mateo will play for the Padres


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Jorge Mateo will play for the Padres

The Dominican infielder went from Oakland Athletics to the San Diego team in an exchange for a player to be defined.

The executive vice president and general manager of San Diego Padres, AJ Preller, confirmed the hiring of Jorge Mateo in an exchange with Oakland Athletics, which will receive a player to be defined.

The 25-year-old Dominican infielder came to the Oakland team in 2017 from the New York Yankees in an exchange that included Sonny Gray, and in the three seasons he played in the minor leagues, he hit .267 / .325 / .422 with 52 home runs.

Mateo, who knew how to play second base and shortstop in recent seasons, was rated by the Athletics as this year’s No. 7 prospect and will be added to the Padres’ 60-player pool by 2020.

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