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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Mets optioned C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Recker has hit just .123/.254/.228 over 22 games for the Mets this season. He's no longer needed with Travis d'Arnaud back.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 08:28:00 AM

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

The 31-year-old backstop is irrelevant for fantasy purposes as he's a career .191/.266/.349 hitter over 424 big league at-bats. He'll serve as the backup to Kevin Plawecki while Travis d'Arnaud is sidelined.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 08:49:00 PM

Mets optioned C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The club has decided to keep Kevin Plawecki as Travis d'Arnaud's backup. Recker has batted just .143/.276/.265 this season.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Anthony Recker clubbed a pair of solo homers Thursday against the Cubs.

It was the first multi-homer game by a member of the Mets this season. Recker came into Thursday’s game hitting just .176 (3-for-17) with zero homers across his first nine games this season. While Recker had a nice day at the plate, he wasn’t so good behind it, as he had a passed ball which allowed the go-ahead run to score in the seventh inning.
Thu, May 14, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Anthony Recker has been diagnosed with a bone spur in the back of his right elbow.

Recker will play through the issue, but he might have surgery after the season to correct it. The Mets acquired minor league catcher Dan Rohlfing Wednesday to provide some depth at the position.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 09:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3R.A. Dickey
4Jaime Garcia
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Kevin Chapman
12Blaine Boyer
13Eric O'Flaherty
14Sam Freeman