Latest Update Matt den Dekker is feeling a lot better and could be back in the lineup as early as Monday Sun Sep, 14, 10:07 AM
Is a tremendous defensive outfielder, equipped with the speed and range to play center field (plus a very accurate throwing arm). Also owns a bit of pop in his left-handed bat.
Flaws: : His speed doesn't translate to a lot of stolen bases on offense, which minimizes his value as an everyday player. Also, he tends to strike out far too much for his level of home-run power.
It all comes down to how much swelling there still is in his hand and whether or not he can grip and swing a bat properly. The Mets will watch him test it Sunday and re-evaluate again Monday morning.Analyst: Howard Bender
While x-rays on his hand were negative (he was hit by a pitch on Tuesday), something else has to be going on here, as he's still in pain. It's impossible to know what's going on right now, but we should know more once he visits the doctor.Analyst: Ben Diamond
After getting hit on the hand in Tuesday's game, he has now failed to start four straight contests, although the x-rays came back negative.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
This is good news for the Mets' outfielder. He may miss a few days with a sore hand, but he should be back in the lineup by the weekend.Analyst: David Kerr