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Padres call up Jaff Decker to replace Cameron Maybin

Jun 12, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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Cameron Maybin is out for 6-10 weeks with a torn knee ligament and in his absence the Padres have called up 23-year-old Jaff Decker from Triple-A for outfield reinforcements.

Decker is a former first-round pick and was once considered a top prospect, but his stock has slipped as he’s struggled to hit for a decent batting average in the high minors. He’s hit just .224 at Double-A and .251 at Triple-A, but Decker does have good power and draws tons of walks.

He also has experience in all three outfield spots, so he could get a look in center field replacing Maybin or could be used in a corner spot while the Padres go with Chris Denorfia and Will Venable in center field.

  1. reasonisthereason - Jun 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    It is worth reminding everyone that this is one the the players Miguel Cabrera was traded for. The other was Andrew Miller.

    Thanks, guys!

    -Detroit fan

    • Old Gator - Jun 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      You don’t have to remind anyone in Macondo. That’s one of the main reasons why Scrooge McLoria doesn’t show his miserable face around here much anymore. That, ripping off the community, destroying the team, baiting and switching the season ticketholders….

  2. gloccamorra - Jun 12, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    You mean Maybin, not Decker.

  3. Old Gator - Jun 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Incidentally, what is “Jaff” short for….?

    • asimonetti88 - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      It’s short for Jaff.

      • gloccamorra - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:56 AM

        …which he pronounces “Jeff”.

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