Mets Claim Anthony Recker

The Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker from the Cubs, according to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald (via Twitter).  Recker was designated for assignment by Chicago yesterday to make room for right-hander Carlos Gutierrez.

Recker, 29, posted a .143/.263/.245 slash line in 58 plate appearances for the Athletics and Cubs in 2012.  For his career, Recker has a .277/.359/.474 career batting line in over 1,200 plate appearances at the Triple-A level.


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19 Comments on "Mets Claim Anthony Recker"


Snoochies8
2 years 10 months ago

Good for barely-knew-her, hope he can finally hit his potential and tap into some of that power

RepOak
2 years 10 months ago

That will be hard to do at Citi Field

Blue387
2 years 10 months ago

Jason Bay in a catchers uniform. What did Sandy Alderson see in this guy?

alphakira
2 years 10 months ago

Triple A? You know they have to fill all levels right?

Blue387
2 years 10 months ago

The Mets still have Mike Nickeas.

2 years 10 months ago

^Apologist Alert^

Rob
2 years 10 months ago

Why couldn’t my dad have been a yankee fan?

John
2 years 10 months ago

Story Of My Life

2 years 10 months ago

Recker is s a good defensive Catcher. We have watched him handle Pitchers and even got a chance to talk to him a little in A’s ST at Papago in AZ for the last 3+ years. He is a big, strong kid from Allentown, PA.. Suzuki was in his way but then Derek Norris developed quickly after coming over from Washington in the Gio trade. Recker caught Cahill, Brett Anderson, Braden, Colon, Gio alot. A’s also have another stud catcher playing in the AFL, Max Stassi. Truthfully, Recker has the build and looks of Piazza. That could be the reason why we are so high on him. Now lets hope he develops as a hitter. He will do well under his former Manager, Bob Geren. Win Win move as who knows what Kai Gronauer will be? Now, lets see Alderson pull off another small trade with KC to bring another Jersey guy, starter, Vin Mazzaro (another former Athletic) over for the rotation so that Mets fans never have to endure watching Mike pelfrey pitch for them again. Gary & Danny/AZ

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

catasauqua, pa, to be exact. glad to see him come back east. even if he doesn’t make the big club, he’ll be playing in allentown a bunch vs. lehigh valley iron pigs

halflink123
2 years 10 months ago

While I agree about Recker, definitely not Mazzarro – throws in the high 80s low 90s at best and has command issues. Had a horrible time in KC

Let_My_Cameron_Go
2 years 10 months ago

This had to happen. With Lutz already on the 40 man you have to reunite only the two out of three Alvernia alums to make it in professional baseball. They also were teammates with Lutz’s dad as the coach. Fun fact for the day…

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

good fact. he was going to walk on at UDel, but they had two scholarship catchers. UDel coach knew he was good enough to play and said he had a friend at a DIII school who needed a catcher. Thankfully he took that opportunity. I wonder where the two UDel catchers are now?

lefty177
2 years 10 months ago

I’m guessing you knew him/went to school with him? That’s a few on here that are from the Lehigh Valley like myself

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

sorry, didn’t check this for a few days. yup, i graduated a year ahead of him at Catty. Played baseball and football with him. Still a very humble guy, usually bump into him during the holidays around town.

lefty177
2 years 9 months ago

My bad, that’s cool, I used to play baseball for Nazareth

deewitt92
2 years 10 months ago

Is this a depth filler or a replacement for thole? I would like to see this guy i hear hes been good in the minors but cant seem to put it together in the majors…hopefully he gets his chance and really proves himself

formerdraftpick
2 years 10 months ago

I’m surprised that the Pirates didn’t claim Recker instead.

2 years 9 months ago

After claiming Recker from the Cubs, they will not re-sign Shoppach.