CLEVELAND -- The A's swapped Minor League catchers on Monday, dealing Anthony Recker to the Cubs for Blake Lalli.
The A's claimed Lalli off waivers. He had been designated for assignment on Thursday. The 29-year-old hit .259 with seven home runs, 40 RBIs and 20 doubles in 93 games for Triple-A Iowa. He batted .133 in six games for the Cubs.
Recker, who will turn 29 on Wednesday, was hitting .265 with nine homers at Triple-A Sacramento. He was designated for assignment on Aug. 20.