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Anthony Recker named PCL Player of the Week

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Recker has hit .344/.442/.844 with Triple-A Las Vegas since being sent down on June 14.

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Anthony Recker has lit up Triple-A since the Mets sent him down two weeks ago. The 31-year-old catcher was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week today, as he batted .364 with three home runs and nine RBI in six games for the Las Vegas 51s last week.

Recker, who was the Mets' backup catcher for most of the last two seasons, has been hitting at a torrid pace since being sent down on June 14. In nine total Triple-A games this season, Recker has batted .344/.442/.844 with five home runs and 12 RBI. His OPS is an unreal 1.276. If he continues to put up numbers like this in Las Vegas, he could soon find himself back in the major leagues. With the Mets' offensive struggles and Travis d'Arnaud's wrist injury, this call could come sooner rather than later.

In 127 career games with the Mets over the past three seasons, Recker has batted just .198/.263/.369, but has shown decent power with 15 home runs and 49 RBI.