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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #39

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (15) / CIN
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Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Saturday.
Mesoraco connected for a solo shot off reliever Chad Qualls in the sixth inning. The dinger was the second of the year for the 28-year-old, and his first since May 3. It appears health will always be a concern as it relates to Mesoraco, but he's still one of the best-hitting catchers in the league when on the field, batting .289/.400/.474 in 15 games this season. May 20 - 8:45 PM

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Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) has returned to the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

The oft-injured backstop had been on the shelf since leaving Sunday's game against the Giants due to a tight hamstring. He's hitting eighth against Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies.
May 20 - 12:33 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Mesoraco hadn't played since he left Sunday's series finale against the Giants due to tightness in his hamstring. He's making steady improvements though and should return to action behind the plate at some point over the weekend.
May 20 - 8:19 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) said Thursday that his hamstring is "75-80 percent."

Mesoraco hasn't appeared in a game since leaving Sunday's series finale against the Giants with hamstring tightness. If he doesn't show significant improvement by Friday, the Reds will likely place him back on the disabled list. Mesoraco has logged just 13 games this year and 52 total games since the beginning of the 2015 season.
May 18 - 12:04 PM

Devin Mesoraco was removed from Sunday's game against the Giants with minor hamstring tightness.

Mesoraco said afterwards that he felt fine and that he could have continued playing. The Reds were simply taking every possible precaution with their oft-injured backstop. It doesn't sound like this should affect him moving forward.
May 14 - 9:06 PM

Devin Mesoraco singled and walked against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Mesoraco has looked pretty good at the plate since coming off the DL, going 6-for-23 with a homer and four walks. Still, since the Reds like what they're getting from Tucker Barnhart defensively, Mesoraco hasn't been playing regularly. He's started six of the team's 11 games thus far.
May 9 - 10:37 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Wednesday's defeat of the Pirates.

The oft-injured catcher is easing back into action after multiple surgeries on his hips and shoulder caused him to miss most of the last two seasons. The blast provided his first home run and RBI of the year. When healthy he is capable of being a top-five fantasy catcher as he was in 2014 when he hit .273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI.
May 3 - 10:27 PM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Mesoraco started his first game of the year on Friday, going 1-for-3 at the plate plus a walk. He's going to be eased back into full-time action, so expect plenty of days off early on, especially with a day game after a night game. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate and batting eighth for the Reds on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 10:57 AM

Devin Mesoraco is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Reds on Friday.

It will be Mesoraco's first start in the majors since last April. He will split the catching duties with Tucker Barnhart for now as the Reds ease him back into things follow multiple hip and shoulder surgeries. The Reds also have Scooter Gennett at second base Friday over Jose Peraza.
Apr 28 - 4:12 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list.

Mesoraco will join up with the Reds in St. Louis on Friday for the start of a three-game weekend series against the Cardinals. He struggled on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and probably won't be an everyday player out of the gate, so the possibility of meaningful fantasy production seems low. Hip and shoulder injuries have limited the 28-year-old former slugger to 39 games since the beginning of the 2015 season.
Apr 27 - 12:56 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Mesoraco will have used the full 20-day allotment on his rehab assignment as he builds up his stamina in game action following two seasons sabotaged by hip and shoulder surgeries. He batted only .175/.283/.275 with one home run over 46 plate appearances so far for Double-A Pensacola and will split playing time at catcher with Tucker Barnhart, so Mesoraco doesn't figure to make a big fantasy impact right away. However, he should get more and more starts if he holds up physically, and the talent has certainly been there in the past.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 24 - 8:16 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is on track to join the Reds next week, either in Milwaukee or St. Louis.

Cincinnati has a Monday-Wednesday series at Miller Park and a Friday-Sunday series at Busch Stadium, and Mesoraco should be activated somewhere in that stretch. He's just 4-for-28 (.143) so far in eight rehab games with Double-A Pensacola and isn't going to be an everyday play for the Reds out of the gate. There isn't much fantasy upside here at the moment.
Apr 20 - 4:07 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is scheduled to catch back-to-back nine inning games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It's the last hurdle that he needs to clear before potentially rejoining the Reds. If he makes it through both of those games without issue, the Reds could activate him next weekend.
Apr 15 - 11:42 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that he anticipates Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) joining the active roster around April 17-20.

Mesoraco caught a full nine innings Monday in a rehab game with Double-A Pensacola and reported feeling good. Now the big test will be catching back-to-back nights. Mesoraco has been limited to a total of 95 major league at-bats over the last two seasons because of serious hip and shoulder issues. He remains a big question mark for 2017, even with these recent signs of progress.
Apr 11 - 5:12 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) will catch all nine innings during a rehab game with Double-A Pensacola on Monday.

It will be the first full game he's caught this spring. "Getting to nine innings is a lot closer, for sure," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "Catching back-to-back is going to be big, as well and seeing how he comes out of that. Right now, it's just the durability. He's not coming out of any of these games feeling banged up, which is good." Mesoraco's rehab clock will run out on April 25, although it's possible he could return sooner than that if he catches nine innings three days in a row. He homered in a rehab game Saturday.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Apr 9 - 2:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando