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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #39

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Devin Mesoraco (hip) indicated that he's participating in catching drills without physical discomfort.
So far so good for Mesoraco, who said in December that he expected to be ready for spring training. He's still on track for that. The 27-year-old backstop underwent left hip surgery in July of 2015 after hitting just .178/.275/.244 in 23 games. His time in the wilderness is made all the more frustrating given that he was coming off a career year in 2014, slashing .273/.359/.534 with 25 homers and 80 RBI across 384 at-bats. He could make for a nice sleeper option in mixed leagues if you're willing to gamble on him carrying that power through following the surgery. Just keep in mind that there's no guarantee that he returns to 2014's level of productivity. And durability should remain a concern, if only because we've yet to see how he holds up post-surgery. Jan 27 - 5:39 PM

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Devin Mesoraco (hip) is able to get into the catching position without any issues and expects to have a normal spring training.

The hard-hitting backstop is recovering from July's surgery to repair his left hip. After a highly disappointing and injury-plagued 2015 season, Mesoraco represents an interesting bounce-back candidate for 2016.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 07:06:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) has improved to the point that he's able to do some squatting again.

Recovering from July surgery on his left hip, Mesoraco hasn't started baseball activities yet but it's obviously good news that he's squatting again without pain. He will return to Cincinnati next month to work out with Reds catching coordinator Mike Stefanski. The Reds hope that Mesoraco will be ready to go at the beginning of spring training.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:55:00 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 60-day disabled list.

The move puts him back on the 40-man roster. Mesoraco had surgery in June to repair a left hip impingement but expects to be ready for spring training.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) expects to be ready to catch on the first day of spring training.

Mesoraco had surgery in June to repair a left hip impingement. Since squatting had given him the most problems, there had been some talk about moving positions, possibly to left field. However, he's felt much better since the operation and fully intends to stay behind the plate. "It feels better – no doubt," Mesoraco said. "Before the surgery, it was hurting me to walk. The range of motion I have now is even better than when it didn't hurt. I can move around a lot easier. It's not nearly as tight. Everything feels really good."
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) has begun light agility drills.

He's on track to begin hitting and throwing around the first of September and should be 100 percent for the start of spring training next year. Mesoraco underwent season-ending surgery for a hip impingement in June.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) hopes to be cleared to do some running and agility work this week.

Mesoraco underwent season-ending surgery to repair a hip impingment in late June. "Everything’s going just as planned," Mesoraco said. "Slow and steady." Mesoraco expects to be 100 percent for the start of spring training.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 09:40:00 AM

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

Mesoraco underwent season-ending surgery to repair a hip impingment on June 29. He appeared in just 23 games, making only 51 plate appearances, this year for the Reds.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco will undergo season-ending hip surgery on June 29.

Mesoraco never looked right during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville and now he's going under the knife. He hadn't caught a game since April 11 but the Reds kept him around for another month before finally putting him on the disabled list. Mesoraco expects to have a normal offseason. Brayan Pena will serve as the Reds' everyday catcher for the remainder of the 2015 campaign.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Delino DeShields, the manager at Triple-A Louisville, said Sunday that Devin Mesoraco (hip) never looked healthy during his three-game minor league rehab stint last week.

In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Deshields quipped, "He's not going to be the player they want him to be with a bad hip...I don't care where you put him. … The main thing for him, right now, is to get healthy. It's obvious, to me, that he's injured, and he's not going to get better." Mesoraco was pulled off of his rehab stint on Thursday due to renewed soreness in his hip and returned to Cincinnati to continue rehabbing. The likelihood of him returning to the Reds this season looks lesser by the day.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) made an early exit from Wednesday's rehab game with Triple-A Louisville due to "soreness."

Mesoraco is dealing with a hip impingement and can't catch, but he's hoping to come back as a left fielder and put off surgery until after the season. It's unclear whether the "soreness" is related to his hip. He's off Thursday after a death in the family, but the plan calls for him to be re-evaluated Friday.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Louisville.

Perhaps more importantly, he didn't get a ball hit to him in left field. The expectation is that Mesoraco will need about three or four rehab games before being activated, which puts him on pace to return by the end of the week. The 27-year-old can't catch due to his hip impingement and will eventually need surgery, but he's going to try to give it a go as a regular left fielder. He's worth watching again in mixed fantasy leagues because of his catcher eligibility.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 08:31:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Mesoraco is feeling great and should need 3-4 rehab games before being activated. He'll play left field for Louisville and that's the position Mesoraco is pegged for when he returns to the big club. The soon-to-be 27-year-old hasn't played anywhere other than catcher as a pro, but the Reds hope using him in left field will allow him to delay hip surgery until the offseason.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 10:55:00 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday that Devin Mesoraco (hip) will begin working out in left field.

That will give him a better shot of staying discomfort-free if he is able to avoid surgery for his left hip impingement. Mesoraco is hoping to play through the injury in 2015 and then undergo surgery to correct it in the offseason. But there's still no timetable for his return from the disabled list.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement.

After seven weeks of trying to keep Mesoraco active despite the hip injury, the Reds have finally given in and thrown him on the disabled list. He hadn't made a start behind the plate since April 11 and when he tried to squat last week, he felt renewed discomfort in his hip. Mesoraco is now considering season-ending surgery.
Mon, May 25, 2015 12:29:00 PM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Ramon Cabrera
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2Brandon Allen
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3Carlos Triunfel
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Scott Schebler
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jake Cave
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4Brandon Finnegan
5John Lamb
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Jon Moscot
9Salvatore Romano
Relief Pitcher
R1JJ Hoover
2Jumbo Diaz
3Tony Cingrani
4Caleb Cotham
5Blake Wood
6Carlos Contreras
7Stephen Johnson
8Chris O'Grady
9Dayan Diaz
10J.C. Ramirez
11Ryan Mattheus
12A.J. Morris
13Pedro Villarreal