Decker, 26, was brought up from Triple-A earlier this season due largely to a deluge of injuries incurred by Rays outfielders — Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Mikie Mahtook were all on the disabled list alongside Guyer — and received 32 plate appearances with Tampa Bay. The former No. 42 overall pick (Padres, 2008) batted .138/.219/.138 in that brief sample. Decker has been a considerably better performer than that at the Triple-A level, where he owns a .264/.365/.396 batting line in 1321 plate appearances. That production has never carried over to the Majors, though, where Decker is a career .159/.267/.227 batter in 104 trips to the dish.
The flailing Rays should be quite pleased to get Guyer back into their lineup, as the 30-year-old was in the midst of a career year before landing on the DL earlier this month with a hamstring strain. In 168 PAs this season, Guyer is batting .271/.365/.472 with six homers and 11 doubles.