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Den Dekker makes his Triple-A debut

Outfielder Matt den Dekker will make his Triple-A debut for the Buffalo Bisons tonight. The 24-year old was promoted to the Bisons today from Double-A Binghamton where he batted .340 in 58 gmaes with eight home runs and 29 runs batted in. At the time of his promotion, den Dekker led the Eastern League in batting average, runs (47), doubles (21) and stolen bases (134).

He will play centerfield for the Herd in tonight's series finale with Norfolk and bat in the leadoff spot.

Meanwhile Dustin Martin was transferred to Binghamton after hitting .257 in 28 games with Buffalo.

Garrett Olson gets the start on the mound for the Herd. The lefty is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts in 10 innings of work this month.

Tonight's Bisons lineup
Matt den Dekker --CF
Corey Wimberly -- DH
Fred Lewis -- LF
Josh Satin -- 1B
Valentino Pascucci -- RF
Matt Tuiasosopo -- 3B
Rob Johnson -- C
Brad Emaus -- 2B
Sean Kazmar -- SS

-- Amy Moritz 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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