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den Dekker demoted; Kirk to join Mets

6/18/2014

ST. LOUIS -- The Mets demoted Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas after Wednesday's


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lastname den Dekker series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. Fellow lefty-hitting outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will join the Mets for Thursday's series opener in Miami.

Den Dekker batted .156 (7-for-45) with one RBI in 17 games.

Nieuwenhuis is hitting .272 with 10 homers and 28 RBIs in 180 at-bats with Vegas. He has produced four multi-hit games in his past five starts with the Pacific Coast League club.