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Anthony Recker | Catcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 11 - 10:45 PM

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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.
Jul 31 - 8:28 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.
Jul 19 - 8:49 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.
Jun 14 - 10:24 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.
May 14 - 5:16 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.
Apr 22 - 9:41 PM

Anthony Recker went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Recker replaced Travis d'Arnaud (wrist) in the top of the fifth inning and quickly made his presence felt, homering off of Tanner Roark to lead off the bottom half of the inning. Recker has homered in both of his September starts. Further, he's homered in four out of his last six starts. He has seven on the season along with 24 RBI and a paltry .197/.230/.382 slash line.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Anthony Recker slugged a three-run homer as the Mets took down the Phillies 5-3 on Monday afternoon.

It was the only hit of the game for Recker, but it broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the seventh inning and gave the Mets all the offense they would need for the remainder of the afternoon. Recker is batting .187/.224/.324 this season as the Mets' backup catcher. He has four home runs and 17 RBI in 45 games played.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Anthony Recker (hand) hit a three-run homer in his return to the Mets' lineup on Sunday.

Recker hadn't played in close to 10 days, partially due to a bruise on his right hand that he suffered June 28 on a foul tip. The 30-year-old backup catcher hit his three-run shot in the first inning Sunday, helping the Mets to a big early lead that they would not relinquish.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:51:00 AM

X-rays taken Saturday night on Anthony Recker's bruised right hand came up negative.

Recker was hit on the hand by a foul ball in Saturday's game against the Pirates. He never had to leave the game, but he had his hand wrapped in ice in the clubhouse afterward and was taken to get the X-rays. All is well.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:17:00 PM

Anthony Recker had a big day at the plate in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-4 with a double.

The veteran backstop was also caught stealing in the ballgame. He has done a nice job filling in for the injured Travis d’Arnaud, but his run of usefulness in NL-only leagues will run out once d’Arnaud returns later this week.
Sun, May 25, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Anthony Recker went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

In for Travis d'Arnaud, Recker made the most of his spot start. He took Brandon McCarthy deep for a solo home run to start the scoring, and he later added a double off the right-hander. He's got two homers and four RBI through 14 at-bats to start the year.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Anthony Recker homered off Matt Shoemaker in the top of the 13th to power the Mets past the Angels on Saturday.

Recker also had a big two-run single in the seventh that gave the Mets a 4-3 lead. It was 6-3 in the top of the ninth, when Jose Valverde gave up a game-tying three-run homer. The Mets, though, persevered and came through in the end, thanks mostly to the bottom of their lineup; Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Recker and Omar Quintanilla had nine of their 11 hits and all seven of their RBI from the 6th-through-9th slots.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 01:48:00 AM

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

Recker was just sent down to the minors last week, but he's back now that John Buck has been traded to the Pirates. The 29-year-old is hitting .193 (21-for-109) with five homers and 16 RBI in 38 games this season and should serve as Travis d'Arnaud's backup the rest of the way.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:11:00 PM

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

This means that Travis d'Arnaud will stick around even after John Buck returns from the paternity leave list. Recker is hitting .193 (21-for-109) with five homers and 16 RBI in 38 games this season and should be back in September.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia