The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Jaff Decker off the disabled list, and have optioned him to Indianapolis. There won’t be any change for Decker, who was already rehabbing with the Triple-A team. The main difference here is that the Pirates won’t be paying him the MLB league minimum salary while he’s on the disabled list. Indianapolis will have to make a roster move to add a spot for Decker.
Decker is an outfield depth option for the Pirates. He profiles as a fourth outfielder at best, lacking the power to be a starter. He excels offensively at getting on base, and has some good defensive skills. For now, he’s behind at least Andrew Lambo on the depth chart.