|New York Mets – No. 20|
August 29, 1983 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 25, 2011 for the Oakland Athletics|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||23|
Anthony Vito Recker (born August 29, 1983) is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously caught for the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs.
Recker was traded to the Cubs for Blake Lalli on August 27, 2012.
On October 24, 2012, Recker was designated for assignment. He was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets. He started his first game for the team on April 7, 2013 in a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Although Recker is a position player, he pitched the ninth inning for the New York Mets to preserve their regular pitchers in a lopsided game on June 30, 2013, where the Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals by a score of 13-2.
He was optioned to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s on August 19.
Recker married his long time girlfriend, Kelly Shepardson on November 2, 2013 
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