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Yankees suspend prospect Jorge Mateo for violation of team policy

Jorge Mateo #93 of the New York Yankees

Jorge Mateo #93 of the New York Yankees rounds first after hitting a solo home run in the third inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 5, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. Credit: Getty Images/ Justin K. Aller

CHICAGO — The Yankees have suspended promising prospect Jorge Mateo two weeks for an undisclosed violation of team policy.

The team also announced Wednesday the 21-year-old shortstop will not participate in the All-Star Futures Game in San Diego next week.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Mateo is batting .266 with five homers, 34 RBIs and 26 steals in 76 games for Class A Tampa. In 2015, he led all minor leaguers with 82 steals.

Mateo signed with the Yankees as a free agent in January 2012.


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