Mets claim Anthony Recker

Posted: October 25, 2012 in News
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By Steven Inman

The Mets made their first move of the offseason by claiming catcher Anthony Recker off of waivers from the Cubs today. Why is this significant you ask? Well… it’s not but it’s the first move of hopefully a busy offseason for the Mets. Expect Recker to take the role that Rob Johnson did for the Mets last season, a third/fourth string catcher playing in triple A waiting for an injury to be called up to the big leagues. Recker has had big league playing time the Athletics and Cubs.

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. The Mets had catchers last year in Mike Nickeas and Johnson who couldn’t hit Triple A pitching so this is more of a depth move. If Recker gets any significant playing time on the Mets this season, something went seriously wrong.

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