Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Recker had been DFA'd by the Cubs on Wednesday.
The #Mets claimed a catcher off waivers from the Cubs. His name is Anthony Recker. So there is that.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 25, 2012
Recker was designated for assignment Wednesday to make room on the Cubs’ roster for right-hander Carlos Gutierrez, whom the club picked up on waivers from the Twins. The Cubs had acquired Recker from the Athletics in late August in a swap for catcher Blake Lalli.
The 29-year-old backstop has appeared in twenty-seven big league games over the last two seasons, hitting just .152/.282/.242 with one home run in seventy-nine plate appearances with the A’s and Cubs.
Recker hit .261/.352/.437 with ten home runs in fifty-nine games between Double- and Triple-A this season. The catcher is unlikely to play much of a role with the Mets, but he should provide them with some depth at the minor-league level.