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Mets | Matt den Dekker back from broken wrist

New York Mets OF Matt den Dekker figures to be called up once rosters expand in September, in part because the organization is expected to add him to the 40-man roster in order to protect him in the next Rule 5 draft. He returned from a fractured right wrist and debuted with Triple-A Las Vegas on July 1. He started out 1-for-25 but has since belted a pair of home runs, and he has multiple hits in four of his last six contests. The Mets reportedly want him to work on his pitch recognition, make contact more often and reduce how often he strikes out.

Fantasy Tip: Den Dekker may never be more than a fourth or fifth outfielder, but he seems likely to challenge for a job next spring in part because of his excellent defense.

2013-07-17 09:31:47 | Source: - Adam Rubin

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