• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Reserve C Anthony Recker gets start for Mets

    After being recalled from Triple-A earlier in the week, catcher Anthony Recker will make a rare start behind the plate and hit eighth for the Mets on Friday, spelling everyday backstop Travis d'Arnaud. Recker has not appeared in a game since July 29, and he's in the middle of an 0-for-17 skid that has lowered his batting average to a miniscule .123. Recker has just one hit in 26 at-bats at Citi Field this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets option C Kevin Plawecki to Triple, recall C Anthony Recker

    The Mets optioned catcher Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A Las Vegas following their 4-0 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. Plawecki saw his playing time dwindle with the return of Travis d'Arnaud from the disabled list. The Mets are poised to increase d'Arnaud's work load down the stretch, so they opted to get Plawecki more regular playing time down at Triple-A. The Mets are recalling Anthony Recker to serve as d'Arnaud's backup, according to ESPN.com.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets option C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday

    Mets catcher Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas following the 8-7 loss to the Padres on Thursday. Recker had been the back-up to Kevin Plawecki, who will likely be the back-up to the returning Travis d'Arnaud. Recker is batting .123 with a pair of home runs with the Mets in 2015.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets' Anthony Recker returns to lineup for first time in a month

    Mets catcher Anthony Recker returned to the starting lineup on Monday. Recker will catch his first game for the Mets since June 12. Recker was called up from the minor leagues on Sunday.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets send down Johnny Monell, recall Anthony Recker

    The Mets optioned catcher Johnny Monell to Las Vegas on Sunday, per ESPN. Monell hit .182 in 23 games with the Mets. To replace him, the team recalled catcher Anthony Recker . He hit .143 in 19 games in a previous stint with the Mets this year. He was hitting .293 with seven home runs and 19 RBI at Las Vegas.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets send down Anthony Recker

    The Mets sent catcher Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday. Recker hit .143 with two home runs for the Mets this year. The Mets chose to send him down and keep catcher Kevin Plawecki. "It was a chance to keep Kevin here and get him some playing time," manager Terry Collins said, per ESPN. "One of the things that's really important for Reck is when he plays, he's dangerous. He's just got to get some at-bats. So this is an opportunity for him to go to Triple-A and get some at-bats, and hopefully find his swing and get back here and help out."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Anthony Recker spells Kevin Plawecki behind plate for Mets

    For the second time in three games, Anthony Recker will replace Kevin Plawecki in the Mets' starting lineup at catcher. Recker will get his 14th start on Friday night and bat eighth in the lineup. While Plawecki has 30 starts behind the plate, the two catchers have split the last six games. Plawecki is out of Friday's lineup because he's suffering from vertigo-like symptoms, ESPN reported. He had a similar problem last year at Triple-A Las Vegas.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Mets' Mayberry and Recker in lineup, Cuddyer and Plawecki out

    Mets outfielder John Mayberry and catcher Anthony Recker will start in Sunday's game against the Marlins. Mayberry is starting in place of Michael Cuddyer and Recker is in the lineup for Kevin Plawecki. Recker is hitting .161 this season and Mayberry is batting .152. Both Cuddyer and Plawecki appear to be getting days off. Mayberry is hitting sith and Recker is batting eighth.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets rest Kevin Plawecki, Eric Campbell on Sunday

    Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in the starting lineup on Sunday. Plawecki sits after four straight starts behind the plate. He's replaced by Anthony Recker, who gets his ninth start of the year. Recker will bat sixth. Third baseman Eric Campbell is also out of the lineup, after eight consecutive starts. He's replaced by Ruben Tejada, who will start at third for just the second time this year. He's hitting eighth.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets' Anthony Recker in, Kevin Plawecki out at catcher Tuesday

    Mets catcher Anthony Recker will get the start behind the plate on Tuesday against the Cardinals. With Kevin Plawecki catching all 14 innings on Monday, manager Terry Collins decided to rest the youngster in favor of Recker. Recker has struggled offensively in limited time, collecting five hits, including two home runs in 27 at-bats. Plawecki should return to the lineup on Wednesday.