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Matt den Dekker | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Matt den Dekker (hand) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.
Den Dekker hasn't started since last Tuesday due to a bruised left hand. He'll bat eighth and play left field in his return Monday. Mon, Sep 15, 2014 05:29:00 PM

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Matt den Dekker (hand) reached base on an infield single Sunday as a pinch-hitter.

Den Dekker had been sidelined for a week with a bruised left hand. He may be able to return to the starting lineup in Monday night's series opener against Miami.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 04:13:00 AM

Matt den Dekker (hand) could return to the lineup as soon as Monday.

Den Dekker hasn't played since Tuesday due to a bruised left hand, but he's feeling much better. "It's coming along," den Dekker said. "The X-rays were negative. I think it's fine." Eric Young, Jr. is in left field Sunday.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Matt den Dekker still feels soreness in his left hand.

X-rays came back negative after den Dekker was hit in the hand by a pitch on Tuesday, but he's not ready to play yet. Eric Young, Jr. will start in left field for the second straight day Thursday and hit leadoff against Tanner Roark.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Matt den Dekker (hand) is not in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

X-rays on den Dekker's left hand came back negative, but his hand is still swollen. Eric Young, Jr. is getting the start in left field Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:29:00 PM

X-rays on Matt den Dekker's left hand came back negative.

Den Dekker doubled and scored in the game before exiting following the plunking in the seventh. Consider him day-to-day.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that he plans to platoon Matt den Dekker and Eric Campbell in left field following Chris Young's release.

Den Dekker will form the long side of the platoon and is the one worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues even though he's batting just .184/.250/.243 across his first 112 plate appearances in the majors. The 26-year-old has hit .331/.403/.533 with eight homers, 46 RBI and nine stolen bases at Triple-A this season. "One of the things we asked him to do is cut back on the strikeouts. He’s done that due to fact he’s putting the ball in play better, he’s hitting," Collins said. "We know he has power, he has hit for power in the past in the minor leagues. We know the more contact he makes, the more chance he’s got to be successful."
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Mets recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old outfielder forced the Mets hand by killing the ball at Triple-A, slashing .331/.403/.533 with eight homers, 46 RBI and nine stolen bases in 91 games. He should get a chance to play regularly in left field and is worth grabbing in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed that there has been internal discussion about promoting Matt den Dekker to the majors.

Collins said that there was "a lot of talk" within the organization about den Dekker's possible promotion. Den Dekker has been killing the ball in Triple-A Vegas, hitting to the tune of .329, though he hit just .156/.224/.200 in his first go around with the big league club. Den Dekker was demoted on June 18th.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Mets optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Mets called up Kirk Nieuwenhuis in a corresponding roster move. Den Dekker was batting just .156/.224/.200 over 17 games this season as a backup outfielder.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Matt den Dekker went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Getting another start atop the lineup, den Dekker delivered two singles and scored the Mets' lone run. The stolen base was his first of the year. The 26-year-old is filling in for Juan Lagares, and he can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Matt den Dekker went 1-for-5 with a single and a run scored Monday against the Phillies.

With Juan Lagares on the DL, Mets manager Terry Collins put den Dekker in the leadoff spot Monday. However, he's mostly in the lineup for his defense, which he showed with a leaping catch and a throw to nail a runner at home plate. Given the way Bobby Abreu is playing right now, he might be the team's best option out of the leadoff spot.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Mets recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old outfielder was just optioned to Vegas on Sunday, but he's needed again with Juan Lagares (intercostal) heading to the disabled list. Den Dekker is a .194/.254/.258 career hitter in 30 major league games.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Mets optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas.

He was only up for a few days, going hitless in four at-bats. Den Dekker returns to a .269/.326/.421 batting line at Las Vegas.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Mets recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old will provide the Mets with needed outfield depth while Eric Young Jr. is on the disabled list. Den Dekker is a .207/.270/.276 career hitter in 63 plate appearances at the major league level.
Mon, May 26, 2014 10:07:00 AM

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SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
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CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
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