Anthony Recker C NYM 2 weeks ago

Recker has a bone spur in the back of his right elbow but will play through the injury, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

With Travis d'Arnaud out, Recker is backing up Kevin Plawecki. Recker could opt to have the surgery before year-end, which is currently plan. If Recker decides to go that route, would mean that Plawecki or Johnny Monell would back up d'Arnaud when he comes off the disabled list.

Anthony Recker C NYM 2 weeks ago

Recker is suffering from swelling in his right elbow, Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger reports.

Recker reportedly war a sleeve following Tuesday's game, likely an indication of the elbow issue. It's unclear exactly what he's dealing with at this point, but with Travis d'Arnaud already on the shelf, the Mets may have to reach further into the organizational depths than they hoped if Recker's injury turns out to be serious. However, he should be considered day-to-day for now until more information on the situation becomes available.

Anthony Recker C NYM 3 weeks ago

Recker is starting Sunday, giving Travis d'Arnaud a rare day off, the NY Post reports.

Recker's playing time is likely to be minimal, especially if d'Arnaud hits like many expect he will. D'Arnaud has already driven in five runs, thanks to his hot start, and should be back in the lineup Monday.

Anthony Recker C NYM 2 months ago

Recker is dealing with right wrist soreness, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Recker was held out of Saturday's Grapefruit League game as a result, but he was still able to take hacks in the batting cage, indicating the injury isn't anything that's especially worrisome. He should still be viewed as the favorite to open the season as the backup catcher to Travis d'Arnaud.

Anthony Recker C NYM 7 months ago

Recker is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros.

With Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) out, Recker could probably have taken more than three of the remaining five starts at catcher, but the Mets might just be giving the 24-year-old Juan Centeno more audition time to be the back-up catcher of the future.

Anthony Recker C NYM 7 months ago

Recker went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a couple of runs scored in Sunday's 10-2 rout of the Braves.

Though Recker's opportunities to get in the lineup are limited, he has made the most of them over the past few weeks. Dating back to August 31, the Mets' backup backstop has gone 8-for-18 with three homers and nine RBI.

Anthony Recker C NYM 8 months ago

Recker replaced an injured Travis d'Arnaud and went 2-for-3 with his seventh home run of the year in the Mets' 6-2 loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

Recker had a chance to be the hero, but struck out against Tyler Clippard with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning and the Mets down four runs. If d'Arnaud's wrist keeps him sidelined. Recker will see most of the action behind the plate, backed up by Juan Centeno.

Anthony Recker C NYM 8 months ago

Recker hit a three-run home run in New York's win over Philadelphia on Sunday.

Recker hasn't been able to make the most of his limited opportunities as a backup catcher, as he's slashing .187/.222/.340 in 150 at-bats this season. It was Recker's first appearance since Aug. 19, with starter Travis d'Arnaud set to return Monday in the team's series opener in Miami.

Anthony Recker C NYM 9 months ago

Recker is getting a rare start Sunday against the Cubs, ESPN New York reports.

Travid d'Arnaud has been a staple in the Mets' lineup since coming back from Triple-A Las Vegas, relegating Recker to spot-start duty. Recker does have four home runs and 17 runs batted in over 139 at-bats, albeit with a .187 batting average.

Anthony Recker C NYM 10 months ago

Anthony Recker returned to action on Sunday July 6.