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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #39

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (15) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek said Monday that Devin Mesoraco (hip) is expected to begin catching drills at some point in January.
Mesoraco was already out for the season after shoulder surgery, but he underwent "preventative" surgery Monday to repair the labrum in his right hip. Of course, he had surgery last year on his other hip. The last two years have been brutal for Mesoraco, but Kremchek is confident that his future remains bright. "I'm optimistic this is really going to make him a better catcher, a better athlete and be less stressful on his body," said Kremchek. "It was definitely the right thing." Jul 18 - 10:14 PM

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Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery to repair a labrum in his right hip.

Mesoraco had surgery on his other hip last year. The 28-year-old catcher was already ruled out for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery in May. Tucker Barnhart and Ramon Cabrera have been filling in behind the plate for Cincinnati.
Jul 18 - 3:04 PM

Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Reds manager Bryan Price said the damage in Mesoraco's shoulder was worse than expected, and his recovery timetable is now six months rather than four months. He is done for the remainder of the 2016 season, having appeared in only 16 games. Mesoraco appeared in just 23 games last year due to hip injuries.
May 10 - 4:06 PM

Reds transferred C Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Mesoraco is forced to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He's going to be on the shelf for a minimum of four months, but is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
May 7 - 3:54 PM

Devin Mesoraco will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

It was a labrum tear in his hip that ended his 2015 campaign and now Mesoraco is facing another lost season. The recovery time is a minimum of four months, so the catcher is effectively done for 2016. He's hit only .158/.245/.200 across just 106 plate appearances since the beginning of 2015. Tucker Barnhart and Ramon Cabrera will handle the catching duties with Mesoraco on the shelf.
May 6 - 3:30 PM

Devin Mesoraco is weighing playing through the labrum tear in his left shoulder.

Mesoraco tried to do the same thing last year with a torn labrum in his hip before eventually undergoing surgery. He could do further damage with the shoulder by playing and the Reds aren't expected to contend, so it might be best for him to just go ahead and have the procedure now. "I’m going to definitely have to get surgery at some point," said Mesoraco.
May 2 - 11:20 PM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 28, with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Brutal news for Mesoraco, who was hoping to rebound after being limited to 23 games last season due to a torn labrum in his hip. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined or if surgery will be required, but he'll obviously be facing a lengthy absence. Tucker Barnhart will likely handle the bulk of the catching duties for now.
May 2 - 6:42 PM

Devin Mesoraco had an MRI on his ailing left shoulder.

Mesoraco has now missed four straight starts. That he needed an MRI isn't exactly the best sign. It appears that a trip to the disabled list is very possible.
May 2 - 4:22 PM

Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again on Monday versus the Giants.

Mesoraco still has some stiffness in his left shoulder, through it's not considered anything serious. Tucker Barnhart will get another start behind the plate.
May 2 - 1:26 PM

Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Mesoraco is dealing with some stiffness in his left shoulder, although he's expected back in the lineup soon. Tucker Barnhart is behind the dish again Sunday.
May 1 - 11:20 AM

Devin Mesoraco is dealing with a stiff left shoulder.

That would explain why he's sitting Saturday against Pittsburgh. Mesoraco will be available off the bench tonight and should be back in the starting lineup Sunday or Monday. Hot-hitting Tucker Barnhart will fill in behind the plate.
Apr 30 - 4:31 PM

Devin Mesoraco remains out of the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

It sounds as though Reds manager Bryan Price wanted to give his young backstop a few days off to clear his head after starting the season in a .140/.218/.160 funk with only one RBI. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate again on Saturday and batting seventh for the Reds against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates.
Apr 30 - 2:35 PM

Devin Mesoraco is absent from the Reds' lineup Friday.

It's been a rough start to the season for Mesoraco, who is hitting only .140/.218/.160 with no homers and one RBI. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate.
Apr 29 - 3:06 PM

Devin Mesoraco is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

It's just a routine day of rest for Mesoraco, who dealt with a sore quad last week. He was limited to 45 at-bats last season because of a hip injury. Tucker Barnhart will start at catcher Wednesday versus the Rockies.
Apr 20 - 9:46 AM

Devin Mesoraco is out of the Reds' lineup Monday.

He's been nursing a sore quad, so the Reds will start Tucker Barnhart in Monday night's series opener against the Rockies. Mesoraco is 4-for-28 (.143) with zero homers and one RBI in 10 games this season.
Apr 18 - 2:04 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Tony Renda
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Hernan Iribarren
3Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Alfredo Simon
9Keyvius Sampson
10Wandy Peralta
11Josh Smith
12Cody Reed
13Matt Magill
14Abel de los Santos