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Anthony Recker | Catcher | #80

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alvernia College
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 18 (0) / OAK
Contract: view contract details
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Anthony Recker has elected free agency.
The veteran backstop saw just seven plate appearances at the big league level in 2017, but has proven himself to be a reliable backup in the past. There should be several clubs that will at least kick the tires on him this winter. Oct 21 - 1:45 PM

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Twins sent C Anthony Recker outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Recker was acquired earlier this week from the Braves along with Jaime Garcia. He's now off the 40-man roster but remains in the organization.
Jul 28 - 1:26 PM

Twins acquired C Anthony Recker, LHP Jaime Garcia and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for RHP Huascar Ynoa.

Recker is a career .199/.283/.348 hitter over parts of seven seasons in the majors. He's merely a depth guy.
Jul 24 - 5:25 PM

Braves optioned C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker was with the team over the weekend while Kurt Suzuki was on the bereavement list. He'll continue to serve as catching depth in the minors.
Jul 24 - 3:46 PM

Braves purchased the contract of C Anthony Recker from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He'll serve as Tyler Flowers' backup this weekend while Kurt Suzuki (bereavement) is away. Recker is a .199/.283/.348 career hitter at the major league level.
Jul 21 - 9:10 AM

Braves sent C Anthony Recker outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Sunday to clear a 40-man roster spot following the Matt Adams trade. The 33-year-old catcher is a .199/.283/.348 career hitter at the major league level.
May 23 - 8:08 PM

Braves designated C Anthony Recker for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt Adams. Recker is a defensive-minded career .199/.283/.348 hitter.
May 21 - 9:15 AM

Braves optioned C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker cracked the Braves' roster out of camp, but he'll head to the minors after seeing only seven plate appearances in nearly four weeks. Jason Motte was called up in a corresponding roster move.
Apr 27 - 10:44 AM

Braves recalled C Anthony Recker from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker was sent down a couple weeks ago, but the Braves have decided to carry him on the roster as a third catcher as they use an extra position player with so many off days early on. He doesn't figure to play much or be around long.
Apr 2 - 10:49 AM

Braves optioned C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker got into 33 games with the Braves last season, but they're set at catcher with Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki. He'll get a shot only if someone gets hurt.
Mar 20 - 4:28 PM

Braves and C Anthony Recker avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Recker was in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The career .200/.284/.350 hitter will compete for the backup catcher job in 2017.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Anthony Recker returned to the Braves on Friday after missing a few games to be with his wife and newborn child.

Recker appeared as a pinch-hitter, striking out in his lone plate appearance. Expect him to get a start for Tyler Flowers at some point this weekend.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Anthony Recker will miss the next 2-3 days to be with his wife and new child.

Recker's wife gave birth to the couple's second kid on Tuesday in Arizona. He'll be back by Friday.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of C Anthony Recker from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker will fill in for Tyler Flowers, who will be out for at least a month with a fracture in his left hand. Recker, 32, is a .185/.260/.334 career hitter at the major league level and can remain ignored in fantasy leagues. He'll share time at catcher with A.J. Pierzynski.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Anthony Recker will be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett after the All-Star break.

He'll be replacing Tyler Flowers, who is due to miss the next 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his left hand. Recker, 32, is a .185/.260/.334 career hitter at the major league level. He will presumably share time behind the plate with 39-year-old A.J. Pierzynski.
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 05:35:00 PM

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LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
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DH1Robbie Grossman
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