Cubs get Anthony Recker from A’s for Blake Lalli

The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Anthony Recker from the

Oakland Athletics in exchange for catcher and first baseman Blake

Lalli.

Recker was a member of Oakland’s opening day roster but was sent

to Triple-A Sacramento after hitting .129 in 31 at-bats over 13

games. Recker has hit .146 in 18 big league games overall, while

he’s put up a .273 average with 98 homers in eight seasons in the

minors.

The Cubs assigned Recker to Triple-A Iowa.

Lalli made his major league debut for Chicago earlier this

season, his seventh in professional baseball. He went 2 for 15 in

six games for the Cubs before being sent down to Iowa.

The Cubs also designated left-hander Scott Maine for

assignment.