Decker signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Decker played for Israel in the World Baseball Classic but couldn't latch on with the Brewers in minor-league camp. The Mets don't have quite as much depth at first base or the corner outfield spots -- Wilmer Flores is currently their backup first baseman -- so Decker could find himself a spot as a power bat on their bench. The 2009 22nd-round pick has four seasons of at least 20 home runs in the minor leagues, and perhaps he can bring some of that thump to New York.
Decker was released by the Brewers on Tuesday. Decker didn't have much time to make an impression with the Brewers, as he missed a good chunk of spring away at the WBC with Team Israel. The 29-year-old now will look to catch on with another team, where he'll likely serve as organizational depth.
Decker signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. According to McCalvy, Decker's new contract with the Brewers does not include an invite to major league spring training. Decker announced that he will be primarily working as a catcher in the Brewers' system, which adds depth at that position following Jonathan Lucroy and Martin Maldonado's departures. 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 season in the Padres' organization before being dealt to Colorado in April, then was eventually released in mid-May. He's put up good power numbers 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.
Decker was traded to the 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.