8/27/13

Mets Promote den Dekker, Recker, Carson

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METS SELECT OUTFIELDER MATT den   DEKKER


RECALL CATCHER ANTHONY RECKER &   LHP ROBERT CARSON


 

FLUSHING, N.Y.,    August 27, 2013 – The New York Mets   today announced that the club has selected the contract of outfielder Matt den   Dekker from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and recalled catcher   Anthony Recker and lefthanded pitcher Robert Carson from Las Vegas   (AAA).  Den Dekker will wear #6, Recker will don #20 and Carson will wear   #73. All three will be available for tonight’s game.

 

The Mets also   placed righthanded pitcher Matt Harvey on the 15-Day Disabled List with a   partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right   elbow.

 

Den Dekker, 26, was   hitting .296 (53-179) with 34 runs scored, eight doubles, four triples, six   home runs and 38 RBI in 53 games for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast   League.  The 6-1, 205-pounder suffered a broken right wrist during spring   training.

 

Recker was with the   team from the beginning on the season until he was optioned to Las Vegas (AAA)   on August 20.  Recker, 29, was hitting .193 (21-109) with five home runs   and 16 RBI in 38 games with New York.  He batted .400 (4-10) with one   triple, one home run and four RBI in five games with the   51s.

 

Carson, 24, will   join the team for the second time this year. The lefthander was with the Mets   from April 21-June 10, posting an 8.50 ERA (17 earned runs/18.0 innings) in 13   appearances. Carson was 3-3 with 11 saves and a 4.15 ERA (20 earned runs/43.1   innings) in 42 games with Las Vegas.

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