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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #29

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (15) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Devin Mesoraco (elbow) won't be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Not being in the starting lineup is the bad news. There is good news, however, in that Mesoraco is available off the bench today, and there was no structural damage suffered when Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson struck him in the left elbow on his backswing. Since coming over to the Mets from the Reds, Mesoraco has hit three homers over eight games to go along with a .933 OPS. May 22 - 1:50 PM

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X-rays on Devin Mesoraco's left elbow came back negative.

The Marlins' Brian Anderson hit Mesoraco with his backswing Monday and burst a fluid sac, causing some swelling. He's fine, though, and expects to be available Tuesday, although it wouldn't be a surprise if he rested.
May 21 - 10:38 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Mesoraco was instrumental in the Mets' push to overcome a 4-2 deficit in the eighth inning. Stepping to the plate after Archie Bradley had surrendered a leadoff single to Jay Bruce to open the frame, the backstop proceeded to uncoil for a game-tying two-run shot. With their life thus renewed, Mesoraco's crew completed the comeback via a walkoff sacrifice fly by Wilmer Flores in the bottom of the ninth inning. Since coming over to New York in the trade that sent Matt Harvey to the Reds earlier this month, the catcher has already socked three home runs and driven in five runs through the first seven games he's played in his new uniform.
May 20 - 12:42 AM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-2 with a homer, three walks and four runs scored as the Mets clobbered the Blue Jays 12-2 on Tuesday.

Four runs scored? He had a scored two runs in 54 at-bats this season coming into the night. He had scored three runs just once in his career previously, that happening in 2014. He's the second catcher this year to score four runs in a game, joining Nick Hundley. The last Mets catcher to score four runs in a game was Ronny Paulino in 2011.
May 15 - 11:52 PM

Devin Mesoraco collected his first home run and hit as a Met with a solo homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Phillies.

Mesoraco followed Michael Conforto’s go-ahead two-run shot with a homer of his own. He was 0-for-8 with the Mets before the ninth-inning blast. Believe it or not, this was the first time he participated in a win since last August 11. Mesoraco has dealt with all sorts of injury issues in recent years and hasn’t really hit since 2014, but he’s going to get an opportunity with the Mets. There are worse dart-throws in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.
May 11 - 10:09 PM

Devin Mesoraco is starting at catcher and batting sixth for the Mets on Wednesday against the Reds.

Mesoraco made his Mets debut as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, just hours after changing clubhouses in a trade that sent Matt Harvey to the Reds. The 29-year-old Mesoraco is expected to serve as the Mets' primary catcher going forward with Travis d'Arnaud done for the season following Tommy John surgery. We'll see how well he holds up.
May 9 - 10:04 AM

Mets acquired C Devin Mesoraco from the Reds for RHP Matt Harvey.

Mesoraco was an All-Star back in 2014, but durability issues and a lack of overall consistency had buried him behind Tucker Barnhart on the Reds' depth chart at catcher. The 29-year-old was batting just .220/.289/.341 with one home run and three RBI in 18 games (10 starts) this season. Mesoraco has decent power and should play regularly for the Mets with Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) done for the season, giving him some rejuvenated value in two-catcher fantasy leagues.
May 8 - 6:28 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk during a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

The oft-injured backstop is serving as the backup to Tucker Barnhart at catcher this year. He's missed most of the last three years with severe hip and shoulder injuries. He has a .242 batting average with one homer and two RBI in 14 games.
Apr 28 - 6:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco returned to the starting lineup Thursday and went 1-for-4 against the Braves.

Mesoraco was scratched from Tuesday's lineup because of neck stiffness. He's 6-for-30 with a homer while playing behind Tucker Barnhart.
Apr 26 - 3:49 PM

Devin Mesoraco was scratched from the Reds' starting lineup Tuesday due to neck stiffness.

Tucker Barnhart will now start at catcher and bat sixth versus Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy. Mesoraco is considered day-to-day.
Apr 24 - 5:22 PM

Devin Mesoraco hit into a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Mesoraco sat out Wednesday's game after he was drilled on the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday's game. He should return to action behind the plate before the end of the weekend.
Apr 21 - 7:44 AM

Devin Mesoraco (wrist) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Brewers.

Mesoraco left Tuesday night's game after getting hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance. X-rays came back negative, but he's sore and might not be available off the bench. Tucker Barnhart is starting at catcher and batting sixth Wednesday versus Milwaukee right-hander Zach Davies.
Apr 18 - 11:39 AM

Devin Mesoraco left Tuesday's game against the Brewers with a bruised right wrist.

Mesoraco got hit by a pitch in his first at-bat and was eventually replaced at catcher by Tucker Barnhart. X-rays turned up negative. He's considered day-to-day.
Apr 17 - 10:04 PM

Devin Mesoraco clubbed his first home run of the 2018 season in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Friday night.

Mesoraco took Luke Weaver deep for a two-run blast in the seventh inning. He also broke up Weaver's no-hit bid earlier in the contest with an infield single in the fifth. He finished the night 2-for-4 and is now hitting .211/.211/.368 on the season.
Apr 13 - 9:48 PM

Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run, his first of Cactus League play, Saturday against the Mariners.

Mesoraco took M's starter Ariel Miranda deep in the first inning to get him on the board this spring. It was his only hit in three at-bats before exiting. The backstop is finding his groove and, more importantly, appears healthy this spring, with six hits in 20 at-bats (.300) during game action.
Mar 10 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Hansel Robles
9Jacob Rhame
10Chris Flexen