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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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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. 


Anthony Recker cranks out career-high four hits


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Mets catcher Anthony Recker came up big at the plate, cranking out a career-high four hits in the second game of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Recker recorded singles in the second, fourth and seventh innings, respectively. He added a double in the sixth and finished a perfect 4 for 4 with a run scored in a 4-2 victory. He owns a .242/.286/.409 with a two homers and six RBI in 66 at-bats.

Anthony Recker hits second home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Mets catcher Anthony Recker went 2 for 4 and hit his second home run in his team's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday.

Recker's solo homer in the second inning kicked off the scoring for the Mets, and the team would extend the lead to 5-0 before the opposition tacked on a couple meaningless runs on a par of ninth-inning home runs. Recker is 4 for 14 with two home runs, four RBI and one stolen base.


Mets' backup catcher job a three-player race


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins said Anthony Recker, Taylor Teagarden and Juan Centeno all have a chance to win the backup catcher job this spring, according to The Star-Ledger.

Although Recker has the familiarity with the pitching staff, Collins said he likes the power Teagarden possesses on offense.


Anthony Recker hits sixth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Mets catcher Anthony Recker clubbed his sixth home run Thursday against the Phillies.

Recker finished the game with one hit, but walked twice. He scored three runs and drove in two RBI. He's hitting .198.


Anthony Recker back with Mets


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) With John Buck off to Pittsburgh, the Mets have called up catcher Anthony Recker Tuesday.

Recker has already in town, as the team expected to make some moves Tuesday. He's hitting .193 in 109 at-bats. 


Mets makes roster decisions at catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) The Mets optioned catcher Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas following Monday's game against the Twins, which means Travis d'Arnaud will remain on the roster as John Buck comes off his paternity leave. Mets manager Terry Collins said before Monday's game if d'Arnaud would remain on the major-league roster, then he likely would be the team's primary catcher.

Anthony Recker could play more if he hits


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) The Mets' catching situation has become something of a mess since John Buck has cooled from his hot start, and it could lead to Anthony Recker getting more playing time. Manager Terry Collins hinted Wednesday that he could be willing to split time more equitably between his two backstops.  

"In today's case, Buck's catching Matt Harvey. I'm not breaking that up," Collins said. "Tomorrow, I haven't decided who's catching tomorrow yet."

Recker went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI Tuesday, but is hitting just .182 overall on the season. Buck is hitting just .170 since May 5, after driving in 25 runs in the first month of the season. 


Mets use backup catcher as reliever in blowout loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) With the Mets trailing 11-0, manager Terry Collins made the move to preserve his bullpen in the ninth inning Sunday against the Nationals and had backup catcher Anthony Recker pitch in relief.

Recker struggled at first, walking Jayson Werth before serving up a two-run homer to Ian Desmond. However, he rebounded to retire the next three batters in order.

Recker, who made a few relief appearances in college at Alvernia, hit 88 mph on the radar gun Sunday.


Anthony Recker hits second homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2013) Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker came up big in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves, as he slugged his second home run of the season. Recker drove in two runs with his two-run shot in the seventh inning to open up the scoring in a 6-1 win.

Recker finished the game 2 for 4 with two RBI, one walk and two runs scored. He is now hitting .190 in 42 at-bats, with eight RBI.  


Anthony Recker makes an impact


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) The Mets received an unexpected boost from the bottom half of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, and catcher Anthony Recker played a big part.

Recker went 2 for 5 with three RBI, two on a single in the fifth and one on a double in the seventh. Recker scored once in the 10-1 win.

Recker is batting .200 with a .686 OPS in 30 at-bats. 


Anthony Recker nearly pitched in Monday's extra-inning loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2013) Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker, who was a part-time pitcher in college at Alvernia University, could be used as an emergency pitcher in late, extra-inning situations.

In fact, Recker was approached by manager Terry Collins and was ready to pitch the 16th inning for the Mets Monday before the Marlins hit a walkoff sacrifice fly to win the game in the 15th.

"I was pitching the next inning," he said. "I was ready."

Recker has just one hit in 10 at-bats in his first season with the Mets.

Anthony Recker to be Mets' backup


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2013) The New York Daily News reported on Wednesday that Anthony Recker will serve as the backup catcher for the Mets to begin the season.

Landon Powell also was competing to backup starter John Buck.