The Athletics announced that they designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment. The move creates 40-man roster space for Brett Anderson, who is being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. The A's optioned Dan Straily to Triple-A to create roster space for Anderson.
Recker appeared in 13 early-season games for the Athletics, but he hasn't played at the MLB level since May. The 28-year-old has a .265/.358/.435 batting line in 229 plate appearances at Triple-A this year.