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Jaff Decker | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Decker will be used as a lefty bat off the bench after hitting .266/.370/.362 in 218 at-bats in Triple-A. He'll probably be behind Travis Snider in line for a spot on the Pirates' bench in the postseason. Sep 1 - 4:35 PM

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Pirates optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move clears a roster spot for Michael Morse, who was acquired on July 31 for Jose Tabata. Decker, 25, has logged just 13 at-bats this season at the major league level.
Aug 3 - 2:19 PM

Pirates recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker has hit .275/.364/.388 with three homers for Indy this season. He'll probably be used mainly in a pinch-hitting role.
Jul 17 - 3:55 PM

Pirates activated OF Jaff Decker from the 15-day disabled list; optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker had a chance to compete for a reserve outfielder role with the Pirates during the spring, but a left calf strain put an end to that dream. He should get an opportunity with the big league club at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Apr 18 - 2:40 PM

Jaff Decker (calf) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

Decker went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his first game. It's not clear how many rehab games he'll play, but the outfielder could be optioned to Triple-A once he's deemed ready.
Apr 10 - 8:41 AM

Pirates placed OF Jaff Decker on the 15-day disabled list.

Decker is sidelined with a left calf strain and is out indefinitely. He had been competing for a backup outfielder job.
Apr 5 - 3:30 PM

Jaff Decker is expected to open the season on the disabled list with a left calf strain.

The injury was initially called a "tweak," but that clearly wasn't entirely true. Decker got his cleats stuck while trying to leave the batter's box Sunday in a Grapefruit League game and hasn't played since. He'll remain sidelined through mid-April.
Apr 2 - 9:19 AM

Jaff Decker told reporters Monday morning that his left calf is "feeling a lot better."

Decker tweaked the calf Sunday in a Grapefruit League game when his cleats got caught while he was leaving the batter's box. He had to be helped off the field, but this doesn't sound like a major injury.
Mar 30 - 9:43 AM

Jaff Decker had to depart Sunday's game against the Braves with left calf discomfort.

Decker had to be helped off the field, suggesting that it might not be a minor tweak. The injury probably means that the outfielder will begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 29 - 3:09 PM

Jaff Decker exited Sunday's game versus the Braves with an apparent left leg injury.

Decker injured himself while leaving the batter's box and had to be helped off the field. The 25-year-old has played well this spring as he tries to win a backup job, but the injury could obviously affect his chances.
Mar 29 - 2:34 PM

Jaff Decker had two hits in three at-bats Sunday, raising his spring average to .296.

Decker has a shot at the reserve outfield job that opened up in Pittsburgh when Travis Snider was traded. With a homer, two doubles and four walks in 27 at-bats, he's sporting an .869 OPS.
Mar 22 - 4:47 PM

Pirates optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker struck out in both plate appearances during his brief second stint with the big club. Starling Marte will be activated from the bereavement list prior to Friday's game in a corresponding move.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Pirates recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker went hitless in three plate appearances with the Bucs earlier this year. He won't play much.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Pirates optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker was only up in the major leagues for a couple of days and went hitless in three plate appearances for the Bucs. The 24-year-old was batting just .238/.339/.356 with 26 strikeouts in 30 games this season at Triple-A. He is no longer considered a prospect.
Thu, May 15, 2014 10:54:00 AM

The Pirates are going to call up outfielder Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis for Sunday's game.

It should be a lot of fun if the Pirates try to justify any performance reasons for picking Decker over Gregory Polanco. While Decker has posted nice numbers in the past, he's currently hitting just .238//339/.356 with one homer in 101 at-bats for Indianapolis. Of course, it makes more sense to call him up than Polanco if they only want an outfielder for a couple of days -- with Travis Snider suspended and Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen hurting, they definitely need the body -- but there's little doubt Polanco would be up by now if not for the Super Two factor.
Sun, May 11, 2014 01:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Josh Bell
4Jake Goebbert
2B1Neil Walker
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Keon Broxton
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Charlie Morton
4Tyler Glasnow
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Jared Hughes
5Rob Scahill
6Bobby LaFromboise
7Jorge Rondon