Anthony Recker C NYM 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 7 Months

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 8 Months

Anthony Recker returned to action on Sunday July 6.

Anthony Recker C NYM 8 Months

X-rays taken Saturday night on Anthony Recker's bruised right hand came up negative.

Recker was hit on the hand by a foul ball in Saturday's game against the Pirates. He never had to leave the game, but he had his hand wrapped in ice in the clubhouse afterward and was taken to get the X-rays. All is well.

Anthony Recker C NYM 9 Months

Anthony Recker had a big day at the plate in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-4 with a double.

The veteran backstop was also caught stealing in the ballgame. He has done a nice job filling in for the injured Travis d'Arnaud, but his run of usefulness in NL-only leagues will run out once d'Arnaud returns later this week.

Anthony Recker C NYM 11 Months

Anthony Recker went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

In for Travis d'Arnaud, Recker made the most of his spot start. He took Brandon McCarthy deep for a solo home run to start the scoring, and he later added a double off the right-hander. He's got two homers and four RBI through 14 at-bats to start the year.

Anthony Recker C NYM 11 Months

Anthony Recker homered off Matt Shoemaker in the top of the 13th to power the Mets past the Angels on Saturday.

Recker also had a big two-run single in the seventh that gave the Mets a 4-3 lead. It was 6-3 in the top of the ninth, when Jose Valverde gave up a game-tying three-run homer. The Mets, though, persevered and came through in the end, thanks mostly to the bottom of their lineup; Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Recker and Omar Quintanilla had nine of their 11 hits and all seven of their RBI from the 6th-through-9th slots.