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Den Dekker Ready To Go

Two things have remained constant in outfielder Matt den Dekker's game in recent years; he initially struggles at a level and then he eventually makes the adjustment. Despite finishing the second half of last season hitting .220 in Triple-A, he says he's ready to go in second big league camp and then follow it up with a full consistent 2013 campaign.

Not only did he hit .220 for the Buffalo Bisons last year, he struck out a whopping 90 times in 77 games. Those numbers were a far cry from his .340 average in Double-A Binghamton in the first half of the season. "It was kind of similar to the year before," he said. "I started out hot for the first half and then couldn't keep it going for the second half. "I got moved up both years and...

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