Not the most major move in the history of the world, but a Monday trade is a Monday trade: the Indians have traded catcher Anthony Recker to Atlanta for cash considerations.
Recker, who played for the Mets last season, was playing at Triple-A Columbus for the Indians. He’ll report to the Braves’ Triple-A club in Gwinnett. Recker, 32, is organizational depth. At the moment the Braves have A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers handling duties. Pierzynski has been a train wreck, batting .197/.250/.239 in 20 games. Flowers is at .250/.340/.250. There could be an opportunity on the big club for organizational depth soon.
While Recker has spent most of his big league career backing up and has never hit terribly well himself, he’s been taking a lot of walks and showing a little pop in his handful of Triple-A games so far this year. Really, though, no matter what he does, how much worse could he be than what Atlanta is trotting out there at the moment?