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Indians Sign Catcher Anthony Recker to Minor League Deal with Camp Invite

CLEVELAND – With the MLB Winter Meetings closing in, the Indians are adding players to the roster, including veteran catcher Anthony Recker, who they inked Friday to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp.

The 32-year-old free agent has opened the last four seasons on a Major League roster, splitting the 2015 season between the New York Mets and the Triple-A Las Vegas 51’s.

He began his professional career in 2005 following his selection by the Oakland A’s in the 18th round of the First-Year Player Draft out of Alvernia College.

The Allentown, PA native made his Major League debut with the Athletics in 2011 and spent the last month of the 2012 season with the Chicago Cubs prior to being claimed on waivers by the Mets following the 2012 campaign.

This past season he batted .245 (23-94) with 3 2B, 8 HR & 21 RBI in 27 games in AAA Las Vegas (.896 OPS) and made 23 starts behind the plate for the National League champion Mets.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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