8/27 Cubs acquire Recker
The Cubs have acquired catcher Anthony Recker from the Athletics in exchange for catcher/infielder Blake Lalli. Recker was batting .265 with nine home runs at Triple-A Sacramento. He had been designated for assignment on Aug. 20. In 18 games over two seasons with the A’s, Recker hit .146. He was an 18th round pick in the 2005 Draft. Recker, who turns 29 on Wednesday, will join Triple-A Iowa’s roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Scott Maine was designated for assignment.
— Carrie Muskat