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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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