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20 Anthony Recker C
Height/Weight: 6-2/236 | Birthdate: 8/29/1983 | Birthplace: Allentown, PA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: Alvernia College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $490,840 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Reserve C Anthony Recker gets start for Mets


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/14/2015) After being recalled from Triple-A earlier in the week, catcher Anthony Recker will make a rare start behind the plate and hit eighth for the Mets on Friday, spelling everyday backstop Travis d'Arnaud. 

Recker has not appeared in a game since July 29, and he's in the middle of an 0-for-17 skid that has lowered his batting average to a miniscule .123. Recker has just one hit in 26 at-bats at Citi Field this season. 


Mets option C Kevin Plawecki to Triple, recall C Anthony Recker


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/11/2015) The Mets optioned catcher Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A Las Vegas following their 4-0 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. Plawecki saw his playing time dwindle with the return of Travis d'Arnaud from the disabled list. The Mets are poised to increase d'Arnaud's work load down the stretch, so they opted to get Plawecki more regular playing time down at Triple-A.

The Mets are recalling Anthony Recker to serve as d'Arnaud's backup, according to ESPN.com.


Mets option C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas following the 8-7 loss to the Padres on Thursday. Recker had been the back-up to Kevin Plawecki, who will likely be the back-up to the returning Travis d'Arnaud.

Recker is batting .123 with a pair of home runs with the Mets in 2015.


Mets' Anthony Recker returns to lineup for first time in a month


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker returned to the starting lineup on Monday. Recker will catch his first game for the Mets since June 12. 

Recker was called up from the minor leagues on Sunday. 


Mets send down Johnny Monell, recall Anthony Recker


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) The Mets optioned catcher Johnny Monell to Las Vegas on Sunday, per ESPN. Monell hit .182 in 23 games with the Mets. 

To replace him, the team recalled catcher Anthony Recker . He hit .143 in 19 games in a previous stint with the Mets this year. He was hitting .293 with seven home runs and 19 RBI at Las Vegas. 


Mets send down Anthony Recker


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) The Mets sent catcher Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday. 

Recker hit .143 with two home runs for the Mets this year. The Mets chose to send him down and keep catcher Kevin Plawecki

"It was a chance to keep Kevin here and get him some playing time," manager Terry Collins said, per ESPN. "One of the things that's really important for Reck is when he plays, he's dangerous. He's just got to get some at-bats. So this is an opportunity for him to go to Triple-A and get some at-bats, and hopefully find his swing and get back here and help out."


Anthony Recker spells Kevin Plawecki behind plate for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) For the second time in three games, Anthony Recker will replace Kevin Plawecki in the Mets' starting lineup at catcher. 

Recker will get his 14th start on Friday night and bat eighth in the lineup. While Plawecki has 30 starts behind the plate, the two catchers have split the last six games. 

Plawecki is out of Friday's lineup because he's suffering from vertigo-like symptoms, ESPN reported. He had a similar problem last year at Triple-A Las Vegas. 


Mets' Mayberry and Recker in lineup, Cuddyer and Plawecki out


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Mets outfielder John Mayberry and catcher Anthony Recker will start in Sunday's game against the Marlins. 

Mayberry is starting in place of Michael Cuddyer and Recker is in the lineup for Kevin Plawecki. Recker is hitting .161 this season and Mayberry is batting .152. Both Cuddyer and Plawecki appear to be getting days off. 

Mayberry is hitting sith and Recker is batting eighth. 


Mets rest Kevin Plawecki, Eric Campbell on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Plawecki sits after four straight starts behind the plate. He's replaced by Anthony Recker, who gets his ninth start of the year. Recker will bat sixth. 

Third baseman Eric Campbell is also out of the lineup, after eight consecutive starts. He's replaced by Ruben Tejada, who will start at third for just the second time this year. He's hitting eighth. 


Mets' Anthony Recker in, Kevin Plawecki out at catcher Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker will get the start behind the plate on Tuesday against the Cardinals. With Kevin Plawecki catching all 14 innings on Monday, manager Terry Collins decided to rest the youngster in favor of Recker. 

Recker has struggled offensively in limited time, collecting five hits, including two home runs in 27 at-bats. Plawecki should return to the lineup on Wednesday.


Anthony Recker homers twice in Mets' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Anthony Recker hit two home runs in the Mets' loss to the Cubs on Thursday. 

Recker went deep in the second and fourth innings. The first homer produced the first run of the game for either team. Recker's 2-for-4 day lifted his average to .238. 

The home runs were the first two of the year for Recker and produced his first two RBI. 


Mets' Dilson Herrera, Kevin Plawecki out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets rookies Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki are out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Herrera has made seven straight starts at second base since joining the lineup but will get a breather Sunday, with Ruben Tejada taking his place. Plawecki has made five straight starts behind the plate, but Anthony Recker will catch Sunday.

The Mets are road favorites (-150) in Philadelphia.


Mets C Anthony Recker dealing with bone spur in elbow


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker is dealing with a bone spur in his elbow, but he is expected to continue playing through the issue, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

Despite being able to play through the issue, Recker could have the bone spur removed after the season.


Mets' Travis d'Arnaud hit by pitch, fractures hand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was removed from Sunday's game against the Marlins after being hit by a pitch. He was then diagnosed with a fractured right hand after being examined, WOR 710 AM reports.

d'Arnaud was struck on the hand, and after being checked out by the trainer, he came out of the game. The catcher went 2 for 3 with an RBI before being replaced. He has hit .317/.356/.537 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 41 at-bats.

d'Arnaud was replaced by Anthony Recker after suffering the injury. Recker could be in for extended playing time while d'Arnaud is on the shelf, or the team could promote Kevin Plawecki to serve as the team's regular catcher and keep Recker in a reserve role.


With d'Arnaud off, Mets move Lagares to No. 2 hole


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) With catcher Travis d'Arnaud receiving the night off, the Mets moved center fielder Juan Lagares into the No. 2 hole in New York's lineup against the Marlins on Friday, per ESPN. Lagares is hitting .231/.268/.231 with three RBI in 10 games.

D'Arnaud has assumed the No. 2 hole after the Mets placed David Wright on the disabled list. Anthony Recker will take his spot behind the plate for the night and will bat eighth. D'Arnaud is hitting .294 (10 for 34) with a double, a triple, a home run and eight RBI in nine games.


Mets' Juan Lagares leading off Sunday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has been moved to the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Lagares will get the leadoff role with Curtis Granderson being replaced by John Mayberry in Sunday's lineup. The Mets are also giving second baseman Daniel Murphy and catcher Travis d'Arnaud a break from starting Sunday, with Ruben Tejada and Anthony Recker set to start against the Braves.

Manager Terry Collins indicated that while Murphy is fatigued, "his legs are fine," ESPNNewYork.com reports. Tejada was initially set to start ahead of Wilmer Flores Sunday but instead will spell Murphy at second base.

The Mets are underdogs (+104) against the Braves Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Mets C Anthony Recker hits grand slam in 4-4 tie with Rangers


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-4 tie with the Rangers. Recker is likely to make the roster with the team.

The 31-year-old is batting .222 with one home run and 11 RBI this spring. Last season he hit .201 with seven home runs and 27 RBI. 


Report: Mets to go with four-man bench; Eric Campbell likely snubbed


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Mets are expected to go with an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench, snubbing Eric Campbell from an Opening Day roster spot, according to ESPN.

Campbell hit .255 (14 for 55) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine RBI in 24 Grapefruit League games. The four-man bench will include Ruben Tejada, John Mayberry Jr., Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Anthony Recker.

Meanwhile, the eight-man bullpen will include Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jerry Blevins, Jenrry Mejia, Alex Torres, Carlos Torres, Sean Gilmartin, and Buddy Carlyle .


Mets C Anthony Recker returns to action Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Mets center Anthony Recker returned from a sore wrist Sunday, going 0 for 2 with two strikeouts in his team's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

Recker was held out Saturday with the wrist issue. He's in position to serve as the team's No. 2 catcher after hitting .201/.246/.374 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 174 at-bats last season.


Sore wrist keeps Mets C Anthony Recker out of lineup Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Mets catcher Anthony Recker was unable to play in Saturday's home Grapefruit League game because of a sore wrist, according to ESPN. The backup catcher tested his injury swinging in a batting cage prior to the game, and told reporters that the issue is "nothing big." He'll likely be viewed as day to day moving forward for the Mets this spring.

Anthony Recker blasts three-run home run in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Mets catcher Anthony Recker went 1 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 5-3 victory over the Phillies Monday.

After the Mets tied the game with a double in the seventh inning, Recker put his team up with his three-run blast, giving the offense four runs in the inning before a single out was recorded. He has hit .187/.224/.324 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 139 at-bats.


Anthony Recker hits three-run bomb


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/6/2014) Catcher Anthony Recker ripped a three-run homer in the Mets' five-run first inning Sunday, sparking the team to an 8-4 win. It was the only hit of the game for Recker, who has three homers and 13 RBI this year.

Recker is hitting .211/.254/.351 in 114 at-bats.


X-rays negative for Anthony Recker


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) X-rays came back negative for Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker after he took a foul tip off his right hand Saturday against the Pirates, per ESPN. Though, Recker was still dealing with significant swelling at the base of his thumb Sunday.

"He's going to be pretty sore today," manager Terry Collins said pregame Sunday. "That baby was nasty. When he came off the field, it was already an inch high, the swelling."


Anthony Recker has X-rays taken on hand


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Mets catcher Anthony Recker had X-rays taken on his right hand following Saturday's game against the Pirates, but ESPN.com reports he did not think the injury was serious.

Recker was able to play the whole game despite taking a foul ball off his right hand, but had it wrapped in ice after. The extent of the injury is not yet known.  


Mets haven't decided which catcher to demote yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) The Mets are unsure whether they will send Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden to the minors, according to ESPN.

With Travis d'Arnaud expected to be called up soon, the team will not carry three catchers. Recker still has an option remaining, and can be sent down to Triple-A with no issues. Teagarden is out of options, and has already been outrighted in the past. If he were to pass through waivers unclaimed, Teagarden could opt for free agency. Neither player has performed well this season, so the fact that Recker has an option could be the deciding factor.