Anthony Recker C NYM 3 weeks ago

Recker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.

Recker was deemed expendable following the activation of Travis d'Arnaud on Wednesday, as the Mets will use Kevin Plawecki (head) as their backup catcher moving forward.

Anthony Recker C NYM 3 weeks ago

Recker will replace Kevin Plawecki in the lineup Tuesday against San Francisco, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Plawecki continues to experience vertigo-like symptoms following an ear infection, and will be replaced behind the plate by Recker. Over his last three games, Recker has gone 1-for-11 with six strikeouts.

Anthony Recker C NYM 2 months ago

Recker smashed his first two homers of the year Thursday -- both solo shots off Cubs starter Travis Wood.

The homers came in Recker's first two at-bats; he struck out in his next two before being pulled in a double switch. This is the first hint of offensive production Recker's provided this season, but he does have the power to hit a ball over the fence here and there. Worth noting, at least to some degree, is that all five of his hits on the season have come in his last five games.

Anthony Recker C NYM 2 months ago

Recker is starting at catcher Sunday against the Phillies.

Kevin Plawecki is being given off on a day game after a night one, resulting in Recker starting. The fact that Recker is starting is a good indication he is still the back up catcher, as manager Terry Collins could have elected to start Johnny Monell, a lefty hitter, against righty Chad Billingsley.

Anthony Recker C NYM 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 4 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 9 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 9 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.