by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker has returned to action with Class A St. Lucie. He broke his wrist in a Graprefruit League game on March 24.
Den Dekker hit .274/.321/.458 with 17 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 533 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Matt den Dekker ready for game action
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/6/2013) Mets outfield prospect Matt den Dekker, who has been sidelined since late March with a fractured right wrist, is set to return to game action, according to ESPN. den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game at the team's spring training complex Thursday before it was rained out.
The hope is den Dekker will start to swing a bat in a game Friday.
Matt den Dekker hoping to swing soon
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/1/2013) Mets outfield prospect Matt den Dekker, who is recovering from a fractured right wrist, hopes to begin swinging a bat regularly next week, according to MLB.com. He has been swinging with only his left hand because his right wrist is still in a cast, according to manager Terry Collins.
Matt den Dekker making progress
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Mets outfield prospect Matt den Dekker had the cast removed from his right wrist last month and is hoping to return to game action by the beginning of June, ESPN.com reports. den Dekker suffered a fractured wrist during spring training, which has delayed the start of his fourth professional season.
Matt den Dekker out at least six weeks
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) The Mets announced Tuesday that outfielder Matt den Dekker will spend the next six weeks with a cast on his fractured right wrist, reports Newsday. He will not need surgery, which he would have taken even longer to recover from.
Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker avoids surgery
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker will not need surgery on his broken wrist. Dekker tweeted that he’ll have to wear a cast on his arm for about a month.
Last season, the 25-year-old hit .220/.256/.373 in 317 plate appearances in Triple-A.
Broken wrist ends Matt den Dekker's chance
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker could require surgery after suffering a broken wrist when he attempted to make a leaping catch on the warning track during Sunday's Grapefruit League game. den Dekker, who has made several highlight-reel grabs this spring, will travel to New York for further examination.
"He nicked it up pretty good," manager Terry Collins told ESPN.com. "I’m pretty concerned about it. ... He’s played great. He really has had a great spring defensively. He’s been fun to watch."
The defensively gifted den Dekker, considered a longshot for the opening day roster, went 0 for 2 before leaving against the Tigers to drop his batting average to .205 in Grapefruit League action.
den Dekker sharing glove story
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) Mets outfield prospect Matt den Dekker has earned plenty of acclaim for his defensive prowess this spring which has resulted in the thefts of several extra-base hits, including home runs. "Defensively, I'm not sure we've got anybody better," manager Terry Collins told MLB.com. But while the diving catches might thrill fans, den Dekker is also being judged on his offensive merit -- the glaring problem area for the 25-year-old. He is hitting just .222 in Grapefruit League play with more strikeouts (10) than total bases (nine) through 10 games. And with the Mets desperately starved for offensive production, keeping a defensive specialist on the roster is hardly an option. "Everybody talks about platooning," Collins said. "But if you're going to be a platoon player, you've got to be able to do something off the bench in the National League -- not just play defense."