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Feature Sized –Trenton Thunder’s Jorge Mateo during a game against the Hartford Yard Goats on July 24, 2017. (Martin Griff)

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Yankees Trade Mateo, Two Others for Gray

Jorge Mateois heading to the Oakland Athletics along with right-handed pitcher James Kaprielian and outfielder Dustin Fowler in exchange for starting pitcher Sonny Gray and international signing bonus pool money.

Mateo, 22, started the 2017 season with the Tampa Yankees but was promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder on June 27, 2017.  In 30 games at Double-A, he was been excellent, owning a .300/.381/.525 slash line and stealing 11 bases for the Thunder.

Kapreilian, 23, has not played since April 21, 2016, and is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.  The former first round draft pick was considered a lock to be a fast riser in the system until injuries derailed his development.

Fowler, 22, hit .293/.329/.542 in 70 games in Triple-A this season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.  He made his major league debut on June 29 but did not make it to the plate due to suffering an injury on a defensive play in the top of the first inning.  He is expected to be back for Spring Training 2018.

Gray, 27, is one of the games best pitchers and is looked up until 2019.  This season he was 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA over 16 starts for the Oakland A’s.  Overall he owns a career 44-36 record over 114 major league games, with a 3.42 ERA and 607 strikeouts in 705 innings pitched.

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