Jorge Mateo

#3 SS / San Diego Padres / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 192 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Gets start in center field

      Jorge Mateo made his first career start in center field Thursday and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.Mateo had logged time in both right field and left field as well as at second base prior to Thursday, and he added center field to the list against the Angels as San Diego elected to give Trent Grisham a breather. Mateo hadn't started a game since Aug. 28, so his versatility may be his primary contribution as he looks to stick on the active roster in spite of a .188 season average.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Could play multiple positions

      Jorge Mateo is expected to log time in both the infield and outfield, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.Mateo was added to the active roster Thursday and made his big-league debut that night against the Dodgers, starting in left field and going 0-for-3 in his major-league debut. The appearance was his first in left field as a professional, as the 25-year-old's outfield experience was previously limited to 29 minor-league games in center field in 2017. San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler made it clear that the club envisions Mateo as a versatile defender, stating, "That's why we got him, hopefully to bring some of that athleticism, some of that speed and move him around the field. I'm sure he's going to play a lot of roles going forward."

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Activated from IL

      Jorge Mateo (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday.A positive COVID-19 test in summer camp forced Mateo to open the season on the shelf, but he's been cleared to return ahead of Thursday's series finale against the Dodgers. It remains to be seen how the San Diego Padres plan to use Mateo out of the gates, but he could push Jurickson Profar -- who is hitting just .173 on the season -- for at-bats.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Added to taxi squad

      Jorge Mateo (COVID-19) was added to the San Diego Padres' taxi squad Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.Mateo was expected to be part of the big-league roster when San Diego acquired him in late June, but he tested positive for COVID-19 early in summer camp and had been working his way back into shape at the team's alternate training site since late July. As part of the taxi squad, Mateo is working out with the Padres during their road visit to Los Angeles, but he cannot participate in games unless he is first moved to the active roster. It remains to be seen when -- or if -- San Diego plans to work Mateo into its infield mix.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Could move to active roster soon

      Jorge Mateo (illness) is impressing at the San Diego Padres' alternate training site and could be moved to the big-league club soon, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.Mateo missed most of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he has been working out at the team's alternate site and appears close to a promotion to the big-league roster. It is unclear how much playing time Mateo would receive out the gate with Jurickson Profar, Greg Garcia and Jake Cronenworth all vying for time at second base. To make matters more complicated, MLB rosters are sent to be reduced from 30 to 28 on Thursday.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Clears protocols, remains on IL

      Jorge Mateo (illness) has cleared all health protocols but remains on the injured list, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.Mateo tested positive earlier in the month, and while he's back to full health, the infielder still needs time to get back into game shape. Once he's ready to go, Mateo is a candidate to fill a utility infield role.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Placed on IL

      Jorge Mateo was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.Mateo has been unable to report to camp after testing positive for COVID-19 over two weeks ago. While the San Diego Padres were initially hopeful that the newly acquired infielder would be ready for Opening Day, it now appears he will miss multiple games at the start of the season.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Doubtful for Opening Day

      Jorge Mateo (illness) is unlikely to be part of the Opening Day roster, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.The San Diego Padres expected Mateo to contribute to the big-league club right away when they acquired him in a trade at the end of June, but the 25-year-old subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and has yet to be cleared to return. With Opening Day less than a week away, Mateo is unlikely to have enough time to get ready for the season even if he returns soon, though manager Jayce Tingler didn't close the door on the possibility completely. "He's probably going to need some baseball work," Tingler said. "But at the same time, he brings a lot of speed to the game. If we want to use that asset of his game, can we use that right away? Probably. But we'll wait and see." Jake Cronenworth is the most likely candidate to fill Mateo's projected spot if the latter remains out.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Tests positive for coronavirus

      Jorge Mateo has tested positive for COVID-19, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.Mateo was traded to the San Diego Padres in late June, but manager Jayce Tingler revealed Wednesday that Mateo has tested positive for COVID-19. The 25-year-old is experiencing some symptoms, but Tingler said that those symptoms are improving. Mateo was expected to fill a major-league roster spot to begin the season due to his lack of remaining minor-league options, but it's unclear whether he'll be ready for the start of the 2020 campaign. Under MLB protocol, he'll have to test negative twice before he's able to rejoin the team.

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      Padres' Jorge Mateo: Heading to Friars

      The San Diego Padres acquired Jorge Mateo from the Athletics on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.The 25-year-old was set to report to Oakland for summer camp this week as a member of the team's 60-man roster pool, but he'll instead end up making his way to San Diego. Mateo was somewhat buried on the depth chart behind Franklin Barreto and Tony Kemp at second base with the A's, and his immediate outlook could be a bit more optimistic with the Padres. Fernando Tatis has shortstop locked down while Jurickson Profar, Greg Garcia and Ty France are the top options at the keystone. Mateo has no remaining minor-league options and as a result is likely to be a member of the season-opening, 30-man roster, even if he only ends up filling a bench role.