According to McCalvy, Decker's new contract with the Brewers does not include an invitation to major league spring training. Decker announced that he will be primarily working as a catcher, which adds depth at that position following the departures of Jonathan Lucroy and Martin Maldonado. Still, it'd likely take some attrition at the major league level for Decker to be added to Milwaukee's 40-man roster.
Decker signed a minor league contract with Boston and has been assigned to Double-A Portland, the Boston Globe reports.
Decker, who played eight games for San Diego last season, opened the 2016 season in the Padres' organization before being dealt to Colorado in April. The Rockies then released him in mid-May after he posted a .208/.246/.377 slash line while striking out 21 times in 52 at-bats. He's put up good power numbers during his career at the Triple-A level, but also strikes out a ton. For the Red Sox, he'll serve as organizational depth for a club that finds itself thin at the upper levels following Sam Travis' season-ending knee injury.
Cody Decker was traded to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
He was subsequently assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque, where he will serve as first base depth in an organization that is very thin at the position. This represents an upgrade for Decker, as he was unlikely to ever see notable big league at-bats with Eric Hosmer entrenched in Kansas City. The 29-year-old minor league journeyman has just 12 career MLB plate appearances, and while he has shown 20-plus homer power in the minors, his batting average has always been subpar, given his age and level.
Decker had an up-and-down spring, as he batted .250 with three homers and seven RBI but also struck out 16 times in 44 at-bats. The 29-year-old made his first appearance in the majors last year with San Diego and struck out five times in 11 at-bats while failing to record a hit. The corner infielder has hopped between Double-A and Triple-A the last four years and will likely remain there until he proves that he's more than the career .265 minor league hitter that he currently is.
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|2010||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||130||507||82||137||35||2||28||90||60||135||2||0||.352||.513||.270|
|2011||AA-San Antonio Missions||49||177||32||42||10||1||13||38||11||59||0||1||.289||.525||.237|
|2012||AA-San Antonio Missions||104||346||54||91||19||1||25||68||54||100||1||4||.367||.540||.263|
|2013||AA-San Antonio Missions||10||35||6||6||0||0||2||6||5||14||0||0||.275||.343||.171|
|2014||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||134||449||68||117||25||4||27||79||51||150||0||3||.337||.514||.261|