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Padres prospect Jorge Mateo has been added to the team's tax squad and has joined the team in Los Angeles, according to a report from Padres beat writer Kevin Acee. Acee adds that he is working out in the outfield.
Mateo was acquired from the Athletics in the offseason and batted .289 with 19 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 119 games in Triple-A last season. He has plus speed and has 49 stolen bases over his last two minor league seasons combined.
The Padres placed INF Jorge Mateo on the 10-day IL.
Mateo was acquired from the A's earlier this month and then tested positive for COVID-19. It's unclear what his timetable to return currently looks like.
Jorge Mateo has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mateo, who was traded to the Padres in late June, has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Mateo is experiencing some mild symptoms, but manager Jayce Tingler said those symptoms are improving. Mateo's status for the start of the season is unclear, since he'll need to produce two negative tests before he's able to rejoin the team.
The Padres acquired SS Jorge Mateo from the Athletics on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later.
Mateo was scheduled to report to spring training as part of the A's 60-man roster pool, but was traded to the Padres for player to be named later. The Padres have Fernando Tatis Jr. locked in as the starting shortstop. Mateo's best path to playing time would be second base, where he would compete with Jurickson Profar and Brian Dozier. Mateo slashed .289/.330/.504 with 19 homers, 78 RBI, 95 runs and 24 stolen bases across 566 plate appearances in Triple-A Las Vegas last season.