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Mets claim Anthony Recker off waivers from Cubs

Recker had been DFA'd by the Cubs on Wednesday.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com:

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.