ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel report that the Padres will acquire infielder Jorge Mateo from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.
Mateo, 25, was a big-name prospect in the Yankees’ system a few years ago. The Yankees sent him to the Athletics along with Dustin Fowler and James Kaprielian in exchange for Sonny Gray at the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline. Mateo had a rough 2018 and repeated Triple-A last season, improving his numbers. He hit .289/.330/.504 with 29 doubles, 14 triples, 19 home runs, 24 stolen bases, 78 RBI, and 95 runs scored over 566 plate appearances.
Mateo has spent most of his career at shortstop, but has also played second base and center field.
LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.
Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.
Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.
The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.