Recker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies. Recker caught the last two games for the Rockies, but will sit Sunday afternoon in favor of veteran A.J. Pierzynski. Recker wouldn't be a primary backstop on most rosters, but has gotten off to a good start in Atlanta, going 6-for-17 at the dish with two doubles.
Recker is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, according to Kevin McAlpin of the Braves' Radio Network. Recker started the last three games behind the plate, but he will be held out Wednesday with the Braves playing a day game following a night game and facing a tough right-hander in Anthony DeSclafani. A.J. Pierzynski will serve as the Braves' catcher Wednesday afternoon.
Recker is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds. With Tyler Flowers on the 15-day DL, it is likely that Recker gets the majority of the starts against left-handed pitching, while A.J. Pierzynski gets the starts against righties. The 32-year-old is 2-for-5 since having his contract selected by the Braves and will have a decent matchup with Cincinnati southpaw Brandon Finnegan (4.71 ERA).
Recker's contract was selected from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. The journeyman catcher hit .244/.348/.421 with eight homers in 197 at-bats with multiple organizations at Triple-A this year. Tyler Flowers was placed on the 15-day DL with a broken hand on Friday, and Recker figures to stick up with the Braves serving as A.J. Pierzynski's backup until Flowers is activated in mid-to-late August.
Recker is likely to be promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Recker is an option to take Tyler Flowers' roster sport while he is out for 4-6 weeks with a broken hand. Over 197 at-bats at the Triple-A level, Recker has slashed .244/.348/.421, with 48 hits and 62 strikeouts.