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Anthony Recker | Catcher | #20

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alvernia College
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 18 (0) / OAK
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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

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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

Braves acquired C Anthony Recker from the Indians for cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Recker was batting .246/.395/.426 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 19 games this season for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate. It's feasible that he could see action at some point this season with the rapidly-rebuilding Braves, but the 32-year-old has never hit too well in the majors.
Mon, May 9, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Indians signed C Anthony Recker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Recker batted just .125/.239/.213 in 32 games this past season for the Mets. He's merely a depth addition.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Mets sent C Anthony Recker outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

With Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki around, the Mets decided they have better uses of the 40-man roster spot. Recker batted .125/.239/.213 in 32 games this past season.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Mets recalled C Anthony Recker from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Recker has hit just .123/.254/.228 over 22 games for the Mets this season, but the Mets would rather have Kevin Plawecki playing every day in the minors. He'll back up Travis d'Arnaud.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson