Yankees suspend prospect Mateo for violation of team policy

CHICAGO (AP) The New York 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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