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Marcos Mateo | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marcos Mateo has been returned to the Cubs.
The Diamondbacks selected Mateo in December's Rule 5 Draft but couldn't find a use for him this spring in camp. The 29-year-old missed the majority of the 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He owns a 5.04 ERA in 44 2/3 career major league frames. Mar 13 - 1:15 PM

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Diamondbacks selected RHP Marcos Mateo from the Cubs in the 2013 Rule 5 draft.

Mateo should have no issues sticking in the big leagues next year. He has previous MLB experience -- collecting a 5.04 ERA over 44 2/3 innings between 2010-'11 with the Cubs -- and a big arm. The 29-year-old missed all of 2012 and most of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Mateo, an import from the Dominican Republic, deals a high-90s fastball and a high-octane slider that sits in the upper-80s.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Cubs sent RHP Marcos Mateo outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Mateo didn't throw a pitch this season and required Tommy John surgery in June. The 28-year-old right-hander will likely be sidelined until around mid-season next year.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 05:30:00 PM

Marcos Mateo underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Friday.

He's been on the DL all year with elbow issues, and the Cubs finally decided that he wasn't going to get better without going under the knife. Mateo will now be sidelined well into the 2013 season.
Sun, Jun 3, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Marcos Mateo on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Mateo came down with a bit of soreness in his forearm near the end of spring training. He missed a majority of 2011 with forearm troubles, so the Cubs are going to play it as safe as possible with the righty reliever.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 01:54:00 PM

Marcos Mateo will be shut down for ''at least 10 days,'' following an MRI on his right elbow.

Mateo was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game after feeling ''discomfort'' in his (right) throwing arm. It's worth noting Mateo missed the majority of last season because of a forearm strain, though it's not currently known if the two injuries are related.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 12:44:00 PM

Marcos Mateo is scheduled to undergo an MRI Thursday night on his right forearm.

Mateo was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game after feeling some discomfort in his throwing arm. He missed half of the 2011 season with forearm issues, so there's obviously considerable concern in Cubs camp.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 08:31:00 PM

Marcos Mateo was pulled from Thursday's Cactus League game with an apparent arm injury.

Mateo was immediately taken to Cubs' spring training complex to be evaluated. The 27-year-old right-hander missed a large chunk of the 2012 season because of a forearm strain, but it's not known whether this most recent issue is in any way related.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 07:49:00 PM

Marcos Mateo is expected to miss 4-5 weeks with a right forearm strain.

Doctors did not find any ligament damage, so he still has a chance at returning later this summer. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a 3.92 ERA and 25/10 K/BB ratio over 23 innings before being placed on the disabled list earlier this week.
Fri, Jul 8, 2011 06:58:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Marcus Mateo on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Mateo was pulled from Monday's game against the Angels after complaining of soreness and will now get an extended period to recover. The 27-year-old has posted a 3.91 ERA in 23 major league innings this season.
Tue, Jul 5, 2011 03:22:00 PM

Marcos Mateo exited Monday's game against the Nationals due to a right shoulder injury.

He's scheduled to undergo an MRI in the next couple of days, after which we'll know more about his status moving forward. Mateo, 27, has a 3.91 ERA and 25/10 K/BB ratio over 23 innings this season.
Mon, Jul 4, 2011 05:03:00 PM

Marcos Mateo left Monday's game against the Nationals in the 10th inning with an apparent injury.

Mateo walked Jayson Werth to lead off the frame and recorded one out via a sacrifice bunt by Livan Hernandez before being replaced by Carlos Marmol. The nature of the injury isn't yet clear, so stay tuned for an update on his status.
Mon, Jul 4, 2011 04:39:00 PM

Marcos Mateo pitched five scoreless innings and struck out six in relief against the Giants on Thursday.

Mateo allowed just two hits after stepping in for an injured Carlos Zambrano and gave the Cubs an opportunity to win the game. With the strong showing, he may have put himself in position to get a start next week in Zambrano's place. On the other hand, since he did throw five innings today and the Cubs were forced to use five other relievers in a 13-inning game, it's also possible he'll be sent down Friday because of the need for a fresh arm.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 06:34:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Marcos Mateo from Triple-A Iowa.

He'll give the Cubbies an extra arm for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Giants. Mateo, 27, posted a 5.74 ERA and 17/9 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings before being sent down to the minors last month.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 06:11:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Marcos Mateo to Triple-A Iowa.

Mateo gets the boot after posting a 5.74 ERA and 17/9 K/BB ratio over his first 15 2/3 innings of work this season. The 27-year-old right-hander will probably be back at some point.
Tue, May 17, 2011 04:18:00 PM

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