Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 2/25/13
Matt den Dekker of the New York Mets is working hard in an attempt to procure himself a spot on New York's Opening Day roster. He spent last year split between AA Binghamton and AAA Buffalo, and the 25-year old posted a .779 OPS with 17 homers between the two levels. In the seventh inning, Washington Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon hit a ball to deep center field and den Dekker got on his horse, leaping and making a fantastic catch just shy of the fence to rob Rendon of a homer. That will go a long way towards helping his case for a roster spot, but it's still just February. Regardless, it was a nice start to his spring. [follow]

This article first appeared on The Outside Corner and was syndicated with permission.

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