Yanks' top prospect suspended, out of Futures

Yanks' top prospect suspended, out of Futures

CHICAGO -- The Yankees announced on Wednesday that shortstop Jorge Mateo, the organization's No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has been suspended for two weeks following a violation of team policy.

As a result, Mateo will not participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, according to Yankees spokesperson Jason Zillo. The team did not provide any further details, but the New York Post reported that Mateo was insubordinate to team officials after being bypassed for a promotion from Class A Tampa.

According to the report, the 21-year-old Mateo was frustrated after fellow infielder Miguel Andujar was promoted to Double-A Trenton. Mateo then suggested that the organization release a player in Trenton to make room for him.

General manager Brian Cashman was not available to comment.

The 21-year-old Mateo has been playing with Class A Tampa, where he is batting .266/.323/.396 with nine doubles, eight triples, five homers, 34 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in 76 games.

Catcher Gary Sanchez will now be the Yankees' lone representative at the Futures Game, which will be held on Sunday at Petco Park in San Diego. Sanchez will be playing for the World Team. Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario replaced Mateo on the World roster.

The game will air live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 7 p.m. ET.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.