Wholesale Change #1 – Mets Claim Catcher Anthony Recker Off Waivers From Cubs

We’re going to track all the wholesale changes for you as they go down this off-season, and on that note I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Mets have claimed catcher Anthony Recker off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. he becomes the first official acquisition of the 2013 season, joining Chin-Lung Hu in 2011 and Vinny Rotino in 2012.

Recker, 29, played for both the Cubs and the Oakland A’s (so he must be good) last season and was even on their Opening Day roster. However, the right-handed hitting catcher batted just .129 in 13 games before being optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

He was designated for assignment on August 20 and then traded to the Cubs where he batted .167 with a home run and four RBI in nine games.

Minor league fodder, folks… Hope he doesn’t end up being a Home Recker for us… 😀

The Mets are making moves, baby!

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