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Den Dekker won't need surgery on broken wrist

Matt den Dekker catches a ball hit by

Matt den Dekker catches a ball hit by the Detroit Tigers' Andy Dirks for an out during the fourth inning of a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (March 14, 2013) (Credit: AP )

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Matt den Dekker shared the latest on his fractured right wrist on Monday afternoon. Via his Twitter feed, @UpperDekker:

"Best possible news no surgery just gotta wear this thing for a month #LGM pic.twitter.com/mreP2nXqjW"

Indeed, it's an encouraging development for the Mets and den Dekker, who garnered attention this spring with his highlight-reel defense in center field.

Den Dekker landed awkwardly on his wrist while attempting a leaping catch on Sunday. The team sent him to New York to be examined on Monday.

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