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Jaff Decker | Outfielder | #37

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SD
Contract: view contract details
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Braves signed OF Jaff Decker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Decker was outrighted off the Athletics' 40-man roster in late October after batting just .200/.322/.260 with two extra-base hits and 17 strikeouts over 62 major league plate appearances in 2017. He will likely open the 2018 season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Feb 1 - 12:57 PM

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Jaff Decker has elected free agency.

The 27-year-old outfielder has struggled in his limited chances at the big league level, slashing .174/.274/.236 with a homer and five RBI in 191 plate appearances. He shouldn't have trouble securing a minor league deal.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 02:13:00 PM

Athletics sent OF Jaff Decker outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Decker cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Tuesday. He'll stick around as minor league depth but is no longer on the 40-man roster.
Sun, May 14, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Athletics designated OF Jaff Decker for assignment.

Decker was batting just .200/.322/.260 in 62 plate appearances this season for Oakland. Mark Canha has been recalled from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, May 9, 2017 08:30:00 PM

Leadoff man Jaff Decker reached base three times without the benefit of a hit Friday against the Mariners.

Decker walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Decker isn't anything special offensively -- he's finished with OPSs in the 700s in Triple-A three years running -- but he'll most likely outproduce Rajai Davis against right-handers if given the chance. Unfortunately, he's not very rangy in center field. Neither is Davis, though.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 01:14:00 AM

Jaff Decker went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Decker, who was only promoted earlier in the day Saturday, started in center field and made the most of it, swatting three hits -- including a triple -- in his debut. It's noteworthy that Decker started in center, where the struggling Rajai Davis has been playing. Although he's not much of a fantasy asset, Decker cutting into Davis' at-bats could be notable for fantasy owners.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 11:22:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Nashville.

Decker was one of the final cuts of the spring after hitting .313/.421/.438 in Cactus League action. He continued his hot-hitting at Triple-A, hitting .387/.472/.452 in his first eight games, earning him a call to the show. He isn't likely to see enough playing time to be relevant in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 11:41:00 AM

Athletics reassigned OF Jaff Decker to minor league camp.

Decker was competing for a reserve role on the big league club and wound up being the final cut. He hit .313/.421/.438 with no homers and four RBI in 32 at-bats during Cactus League play.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 02:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 01:25:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 12:27:00 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.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 05:16:00 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.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 01:41:00 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

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