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Jaff Decker | Outfielder | #37

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SD
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Jaff Decker (oblique) will play in a minor league game Sunday.
Decker hasn't played in a week due to a sore oblique. He's trying to win a bench spot but is running out of time to make a nice impression. Mar 26 - 1:25 PM

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Jaff Decker (oblique) is aiming to play in a minor league game Saturday.

Decker came down with some oblique soreness late last week, but he took 60 swings in a batting cage Thursday without issue and he hopes to participate in live batting practice on Friday. The 27-year-old outfielder is trying to win a spot on the Athletics' bench.
Mar 23 - 12:27 PM

Jaff Decker (oblique) will resume hitting on Wednesday.

Decker has been battling a sore oblique for a few days, but it looks like he'll be fine. He could return to game action soon.
Mar 21 - 5:16 PM

Jaff Decker was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore oblique.

Decker has a shot to win one of the bench jobs with the A's, but this obviously could greatly hurt his chances. He's hitting .304 this spring.
Mar 19 - 1:41 PM

Athletics signed OF Jaff Decker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Decker, who turns 27 in February, appeared in 19 games with the Rays this past season and batted .255/.366/.421 over 99 games in Triple-A. He'll provide outfield depth for his new team.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 08:47:00 AM

Jaff Decker has elected free agency.

He had been removed from the Rays' 40-man roster and has decided to look for a gig elsewhere. Decker, 26, is a career .162/.252/.225 hitter over parts of four seasons.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 04:48:00 PM

Rays sent OF Jaff Decker outright to Triple-A Durham.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Decker, 26, is a career .162/.252/.225 hitter over parts of four seasons.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Durham

Decker was removed from the 40-man roster back in late June but gets another shot now with Logan Morrison (wrist) going down. He doesn't figure to play much.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Rays sent OF Jaff Decker outright to Triple-A Durham.

Decker cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He's off the 40-man roster.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:57:00 PM

Rays designated OF Jaff Decker for assignment.

The club neededed a roster spot with Brandon Guyer returning from the disabled list, and Decker was the odd-man out. He's likely to pass through waivers and continue to function as outfield depth in the minors.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Jaff Decker will start in center field in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Meanwhile, Desmond Jennings is on the bench. Decker has played both corner outfield spots since joining the Rays earlier this month, but this will be his first start in center field. Taylor Motter is making the start in right field Saturday while Corey Dickerson is in left. The newly-acquired Oswaldo Arcia isn't in the lineup, but he could be for Game Two. He figures to see time between DH and right field.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Rays purchased the contract of OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Durham.

Decker will give the Rays some much-needed outfield depth with Steven Souza injuring his hip on Tuesday night. Decker was batting .233/.351/.358 with five home runs and 13 stolen bases in 54 games this season at the Triple-A level. He's not relevant to mixed fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 03:29:00 PM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are calling up Jaff Decker.

That's a pretty strong indication that Steven Souza (hip) is more than just day-to-day. Decker, 26, has batted .233/.351/.358 with five home runs and 13 stolen bases in 54 games this season at Triple-A Durham. If he gets regular playing time, the speed might give him some temporary value in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Rays signed OF Jaff Decker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Decker was non-tendered by the Pirates last month but should have a decent chance of capturing a bench job with the Rays. He spent most of last season at Triple-A, hitting .266/.370/.362 with three homers and 18 steals.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Pirates non-tendered OF Jaff Decker.

Decker was considered a Top-100 prospect in 2010, but he's yet to live up to those lofty expectations. In 218 at-bats with Triple-A Indianapolis in 2015, he slashed .266/.370/.362. He also saw 28 at-bats with the big league club, notching six hits in that space. He'll be looking for a new home now that he's been non-tendered.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:27:00 PM

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