Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:10:37 -0700
The New York Mets recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas Wednesday, June 18, and optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Las Vegas in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis will serve as outfield depth off the bench. He's only ownable in deep NL-only leagues.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:15:34 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said OF Bobby Abreu, who has a team-high .397 on-base percentage, is not a candidate to be the club's interim leadoff man. OF Matt den Dekker is in the leadoff spot again Tuesday, June 3, and Collins said he's taking the leadoff spot day-by-day.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:02:50 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins may let OF Matt den Dekker run with the leadoff role for the next couple days with OF Juan Lagares (intercostal) on the disabled list. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis could be an option for the leadoff spot, as well.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:40:15 -0700
The New York Mets placed OF Juan Lagares (rib cage) on the disabled list Monday, June 2, and recalled OF Matt den Dekker from the minors in a corresponding move.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:04:20 -0700
The New York Mets have optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mon, 26 May 2014 07:18:24 -0700
The New York Mets placed OF Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain and recalled OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fantasy Tip: The speedster will be sidelined for at least two weeks but should be ready when eligible to come off.
Sun, 25 May 2014 18:12:59 -0700
The New York Mets will recall OF Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:30:41 -0800
New York Mets OF Matt den Dekker is already at the team's spring training complex, and he was throwing Monday, Feb. 10. The official report date for position players is Feb. 20, so he is well early.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:24:05 -0700
New York Mets OFs Lucas Duda and Matt den Dekker may both play winter ball in the offseason. Duda may be headed to Venezuela, where he could also become more acclimated to playing first base. Duda has only 355 at-bats between the major and minor leagues.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:31:47 -0700
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.