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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 25 - 12:29 PM

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Devin Mesoraco is expected to decide whether to undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip when the Reds return home from their road trip Monday.

Mesoraco experienced continued pain while attempting to squat on Friday and hasn't even been available to serve as a designated hitter the last two days. Being able to catch again this season looks like a long shot, so he could decide soon to go ahead and have the procedure. "I'm sure we'll have some type of meeting," he said. "I don't know what we're going to do. I don't expect to be catching in the near future. We'll talk when we get back to Cincinnati."
May 24 - 9:07 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) suffered a setback in his recovery when he experienced continued pain while attempting to squat on Friday.

With this setback, he's unable to serve as the team's designated hitter over the weekend in Cleveland, but could still be available as a pinch hitter. It still looks as though the Reds will let him fight through the injury and avoid a trip to the disabled list.
May 23 - 1:07 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) went 2-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Serving as the designated hitter because he's still not ready to catch, Mesoraco showed that his timing is coming around at the dish. What that means when the team returns to a National League is still unclear, but the team obviously thinks he'll be alright without a disabled list stint.
May 19 - 11:24 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) got into a squat position about 15 times and tossed about 15 balls to second base on Tuesday.

Mesoraco was only throwing at around 20 percent effort, but it's still a nice first step. He'll repeat the step on Wednesday and then could catch a bullpen session over the weekend. "At least I know I can get into squat position, which I hadn't done for 30-something days," Mesoraco said. "It's good. Definitely baby steps. We're not going to go crazy because those muscles haven't been used. It's going to be a slow process." Mesoraco hasn't caught since April 12 due to a left hip impingement.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
May 19 - 8:51 PM

Devin Mesoraco is at DH for the Reds on Tuesday.

Mesoraco will finally get another start with the Reds playing a two-game set in an American League park (the Royals' Kauffman stadium). He hasn't caught since April 12 and is still unable to squat due to a left hip impingement. It's a frustrating situation for fantasy owners.
May 19 - 4:27 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is hoping to catch a bullpen session soon.

An earlier report indicated that Mesoraco was aiming to return to the lineup at catcher soon, but evidently he's not nearly that far along yet. He hasn't caught since April 12 due to a left hip impingement and it appears it will still be a while before he gets behind the plate in a game.
May 12 - 11:23 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) said Tuesday that he's "optimistic" he'll be able to catch again soon.

It's music to fantasy owners' ears, assuming this isn't just Mesoraco being overly optimistic. A timetable for a return to the lineup for Mesoraco, who hasn't caught since April 12 due to a left hip impingement, isn't known at this time. The Reds could have more on his status later Tuesday. Mesoraco had a pinch-hit, walk-off RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Braves.
May 12 - 10:33 PM

Devin Mesoraco, as a pinch-hitter, doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday against the Braves.

Mesoraco has been dealing with a hip impingement and hasn't caught a game since April 12. Nevertheless, he was able to contribute with the bat after pinch-hitting for Aroldis Chapman, ripping a double to left field off of Jason Grilli. Mesoraco is batting .143/.250/.229 but has taken only 40 plate appearances on the season. If fantasy owners haven't found catching help elsewhere, they probably should start looking.
May 12 - 10:29 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Mesoraco saw two starts at DH over the weekend against the White Sox, but he's not able to catch due to his left hip impingement, so he's back to being limited to pinch-hitting duties. The injury could require surgery if he doesn't see improvement. Brayan Pena will start behind the plate Tuesday.
May 12 - 3:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night against the Braves.

Mesoraco drew two starts at DH in the Reds' weekend series at U.S. Cellular Field, but the club is back to playing in National League parks. Mesoraco hasn't started a game at catcher since April 11 and he is still unable to squat due to a left hip impingement. Surgery may be on the horizon if he doesn't begin to show significant improvement. Tucker Barnhart is catching on Monday.
May 11 - 2:29 PM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Mesoraco had been slated to DH in Friday's game which was rained out, so there's a strong chance that he'll fill that role in Saturday's nightcap. He is still unable to catch due to a left hip impingement.
May 9 - 12:39 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is in the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup for the Reds on Friday.

Mesoraco remains unable to catch due to a left hip impingement, but with the DH in play in Chicago this weekend he's in the lineup for the first time since April 11. The 26-year-old has been limited to 26 at-bats this season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 8 - 4:16 PM

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Devin Mesoraco still hasn't tried squatting and is trying to avoid surgery for his left hip impingement.

Mesoraco hasn't started a game since April 11 due to the hip impingement, yet the Reds have opted against placing him on the disabled list. He will be able to DH during the Reds' upcoming weekend series against the White Sox, so a decision on a potential surgery will presumably be held off until then. Mesoraco would be out for four months if he does ultimately have to go under the knife.
May 5 - 4:22 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) was retired as a pinch-hitter in the Reds' loss to the Braves on Sunday.

Mesoraco hasn't started a game since April 11 due to a left hip impingement, but the Reds have refused to place him on the disabled list and are instead using him as a bench bat. He is 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts in that role since April 12. It's a very odd situation, though Mesoraco can at least draw some starts at DH next weekend when the Reds visit the White Sox in Chicago. It's not clear when he might be able to return to catcher.
May 4 - 9:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Jason Marquis
5Michael Lorenzen
6Raisel Iglesias
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Pedro Villarreal
8Ryan Mattheus
9Sean Marshall