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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 20 - 4:18 PM

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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.
Jun 14 - 10:40 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.
Jun 11 - 5:16 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.
Jun 9 - 8:31 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.
Jun 7 - 10:55 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.
Jun 4 - 3:53 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.
May 25 - 12:29 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Josh Smith
7Jon Moscot
8Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3JJ Hoover
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Nate Adcock
8Sean Marshall
9Pedro Villarreal
10Carlos Contreras