Dean was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday.
Dean went 5-for-22 at the plate in six contests, striking out nine times and not recording a single walk. Jon Berti's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Dean is not in the lineup Friday against the Nationals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Dean started six straight games following his promotion on April 12, but he went hitless in four of those contests. Rosell Herrera gets the start in right field.
Dean went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, three runs scored and five RBI in Saturday's 10-3 win over the Phillies.
Dean was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday and came up a triple short of the cycle in only his second major-league game of the season. The 25-year-old is making the case to see regular opportunities in right field while Garrett Cooper (calf) remains on the injured list.
Dean was called up from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Dean was optioned to New Orleans toward the end of spring training but makes his way back to the majors only a couple weeks into the season. The 25-year-old enjoyed a hot start for the Baby Cakes by slashing .375/.483/.458 through 29 plate appearances. Dean could have some opportunities early on as he takes the roster spot of Peter O'Brien, who started nine games in right field with Garrett Cooper (calf) on the injured list.
Dean went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.
The 25-year-old continues to rack up hits, and Dean now sports a .364/.421/.424 slash line through 15 games. He's also gone 3-for-3 in steal attempts, an interesting development after he went 3-for-5 between the majors and Triple-A New Orleans in all of 2018. His power stroke has been lacking, though -- only two of his 12 hits this spring have gone for extra bases, and both were doubles -- and Dean seems ticketed for a time share in left field with Curtis Granderson to begin the season.
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