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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #39

Team: Cincinnati Reds
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 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

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Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 3-2 Cactus League win over the Giants.

He stroked a double off reliever Sam Dyson in the third inning, then added an RBI-single in the sixth. The oft-injured Mesoraco is slated to serve as the backup to starting catcher Tucker Barnhart this year. If Mesoraco's bat returns to his 2014 form he could wrest that role back. He hit .273/.359/.534 with 25 homers and 80 RBI in 2014 but hasn't been healthy enough to stay on the field for long since then.
Mar 2 - 6:58 PM

Devin Mesoraco (foot) is expected to be sidelined 3-6 weeks.

Mesoraco landed on the disabled list Tuesday after suffering a left foot fracture when he was hit by a pitch on Monday night against the Cubs. The 29-year-old catcher has been limited to 56 games in 2017 and he could very well be done for the season.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left foot.

Mesoraco suffered the injury when he was hit in the foot by a pitch on Monday. There's no clear timetable for his return, but he continues to have some rotten luck on the health front. Tucker Barnhart should see the bulk of the playing time behind the plate for now.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 03:18:00 PM

An X-ray revealed that Devin Mesoraco suffered a small fracture in his fifth metatarsal on his left foot as a result of a hit by pitch Monday.

Mesoraco initially stayed in the game after being hit by a Jose Quintana pitch, but the foot flared up on him and he was removed for a pinch-runner. He's headed back to Cincinnati for an MRI to see how much time he might miss, but a trip to the disabled list is certainly coming regardless.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 12:27:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco departed Monday's game against the Cubs in the second inning after being hit on the left foot by a pitch.

Mesoraco initially remained in after being plunked by a Jose Quintana offering, but he had to be pulled after running to second base. The Reds should have an update on the catcher after the game.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 08:45:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco was ejected from Saturday's game against the Brewers for arguing.

He believed Adam Duvall was hit by a pitch but instead it was called a foul ball for strike three. Mesoraco was told to hit the showers after giving third base umpire Larry Vanover a piece of his mind. Tucker Barnhart came in to catch the 10th inning. Mesoraco went 0-for-3 with a walk before exiting.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the paternity leave list.

Mesoraco and his wife Kira welcomed a baby boy into the world on Sunday night. Lisalverto Bonilla (elbow) has been placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the paternity leave list.

Mesoraco can be away from the team for 24-72 hours. The Reds have called up Austin Brice to take his spot on the active roster.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 03:25:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco returned to the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Cardinals.

Mesoraco is hitting seventh against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals on Saturday. The 29-year-old backstop is hitting a disappointing .218/.318/.406 with six homers and 14 RBI in 154 plate appearances this season.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list.

Mesoraco is back on the Reds' active roster after missing two weeks with a sprained left shoulder. He will not start Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Louisville.

Mesoraco landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a left shoulder strain. He previously had surgery on the very same shoulder, but fortunately he managed to avoid a serious injury this time around. The 29-year-old should be back in the next week or so.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

This is the same shoulder which he has previously had surgery on, but reports at this juncture indicate that this is not related to the surgery. Mesoraco was hitting .234/.333/.459 with six homers and 14 RBI prior to going down injured. There is no current timetable for his return. With the catcher ailing on the health front, Tucker Barnhart figures to see the majority of at-bats behind the plate moving forward in the short term.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 04:05:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco hit his sixth homer Friday to give the Reds their only run off Alex Wood.

Mesoraco has been better than hoped since coming off the DL at the end of April, hitting .235/.344/.502 in 81 at-bats. He's still not playing regularly and that's probably not going to change, but he's a top-12 fantasy catcher anyway.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco belted a three-run home run in four at-bats on Saturday against the Dodgers.

Mesoraco has managed just three hits over his past 30 at-bats (.100), but at least each of the hits have been good for extra bases. His average has tumbled dramatically due to his ice-cold stretch at the plate, going from .317 on May 21 to his current .225.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 04:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Devin Mesoraco
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Dilson Herrera
3Cliff Pennington
4Brandon Dixon
SS1Jose Peraza
2Alex Blandino
3Phil Gosselin
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
3Mason Williams
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Luis Castillo
4Brandon Finnegan
5Sal Romano
6Robert Stephenson
7Tyler Mahle
8Amir Garrett
9Cody Reed
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Wandy Peralta
5Jared Hughes
6Austin Brice
7Kevin Shackelford
8Kyle Crockett
9Kevin Quackenbush
10Jackson Stephens
11Oliver Perez
12Zack Weiss
13Dylan Floro
14Joe Mantiply