Jorge Mateo is a professional baseball player in Major League Baseball. He is from the Dominican Republic and as of the 2022 season, he plays for the Baltimore Orioles. He used to play for the San Diego Padres. He plays an outfielder. He has also served as a pinch hitter and a second baseman.

Player Profile

Mateo was born Jorge Luis Mateo on June 23, 1995. He is Dominican and his hometown is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. He stands 183 cm tall and his last listed weight is 82 kilograms. He is a right-handed player and he throws and bats with his right.

He made his debut in the MLB in 2020.

Team Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Position Pitcher
Height / weight 1.83 m / 82 kg
Born 23 Jun 1995
Nationality Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Team History
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 2021 - present
San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 2020 - 2021

Career

In 2012, he signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent and he received a quarter of a million dollars as a signing bonus. He debuted as a professional baseball player for the minor league team, the Dominican Summer League Yankees 2. He moved to play for the Dominican Summer League Yankees 1 in 2013.

Other minor league teams he played for while signed with the Yankees include the Charleston RiverDogs and the Tampa Yankees.

He never made it to the roster of the New York Yankees. In 2016, he was invited to spring training but not as a part of the 40-man roster.

In July 2017, the Yankees traded him to the Oakland Athletics. He continued playing in the minors for teams such as the Midland RockHounds. He also played for the Nashville Sound and the Las Vegas Aviators.

In 2020, he was traded to the San Diego Padres. He debuted in the MLB for the Padres. A few months later in August, he was marked as Designated for assignment. A few days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.

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