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Matt den Dekker | Outfielder | #21

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYM
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Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.
Den Dekker was up for the Nats' doubleheader Saturday, drawing a walk and reaching on a hit by pitch while scoring two runs in the second game. He'll return to a .158/.238/.158 line at Syracuse. May 15 - 8:25 AM

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National recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse.

Den Dekker will serve as the team's 26th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins. He'll likely be returned to Syracuse following the twin billing.
May 14 - 10:12 AM

Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.

He's clearing space for the return of Ben Revere (oblique) from the disabled list. Den Dekker has hit .194/.265/.323 over 34 plate appearances with the big club this season.
May 6 - 11:06 AM

Nationals recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll give the Nationals some outfield depth while Ben Revere recovers from a right oblique strain. Michael Taylor will be the primary starter in center field.
Apr 6 - 4:50 PM

Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.

Den Dekker was in the running for the final outfield spot on the Nationals bench but wound up losing out to Chris Heisey. He'll continue to provide outfield depth at the minor league level and should get an opportunity with the big league club at some point during the 2016 season.
Apr 1 - 11:02 PM

Matt den Dekker homered for the second straight day Monday as part of a 3-for-4 effort in a win over the Reds.

He doubled in a run in the fourth to open the scoring and then added an opposite-field solo shot in the sixth. Not known for his bat, den Dekker now has seven hits -- including five that went for extra bases -- over his last eight at-bats in the last two days. It's safe to say he'll be getting another start Tuesday.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Matt den Dekker had two singles, a double, and a home run in four at-bats, but the Nationals fell to the Phillies on Sunday.

den Dekker hit the second of two solo home runs in the second inning, putting the Nationals up 2-0 against Aaron Harang. He singled and scored in the seventh, then doubled and scored in the ninth inning. den Dekker has stepped to the plate only 93 times this season, so Sunday's effort did wonders for his batting line. He's now batting .253/.319/.458 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and 10 runs scored.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Matt den Dekker, as a mid-game replacement, went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Bryce Harper left the game in the first inning and den Dekker was his replacement. He made it a 4-0 game in the sixth inning when he drove a Jose Urena offering over the fence in right field. den Dekker has taken only 74 plate appearances this season, hitting .209/.264/.403 with three home runs and seven RBI.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Nationals recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll provide outfield depth with Denard Span (hip) out and Michael Taylor (knee) banged up. Den Dekker has hit just .184/.259/.347 over 26 games in the majors this season.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move clears a roster spot for Jayson Werth, who officially returned from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Matt den Dekker slugged a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Phillies.

It was his first home run as a member of the Nationals. Den Dekker, who was acquired from the Mets in the spring, was making the start in right field as Bryce Harper missed his second straight game with cramping in his right leg.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:08:00 PM

Nationals recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse.

The 27-year-old is a .236/.322/.307 career hitter at the major league level. He'll serve as bench depth.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Nationals optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse.

Den Dekker was up as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader but didn't play. He returns to a .230/.299/.289 line at Syracuse.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Nationals recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll serve as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader, effectively giving the Nats some insurance with Denard Span's knee. The 27-year-old den Dekker had a brief stint with the big club earlier this year and was hitting .230/.299/.289 in Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Matt den Dekker is in Washington, D.C. in case he's needed for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

He could be insurance if Denard Span (knee) is unable to play. The 27-year-old outfielder appeared in four games with the National earlier this season and owns a .230/.299/.289 batting line with Triple-A Syracuse.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 02:21:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis