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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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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

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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

Devin Mesoraco (hip) may DH when the Reds visit the White Sox next weekend.

Mesoraco hasn't played the field in almost a month but continues to pinch-hit. With eight games in American League parks this month, Mesoraco will have a chance to see semi-regular at-bats while his hip heals up. Mesoraco said it will be at least another week before he's able to catch again.
May 2 - 6:25 PM

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

Mesoraco once again appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's contest but is unable to work behind the plate. He hasn't started a game since April 11 due to his hip impingement, but the Reds have opted to play with a short bench and not place him on the disabled list.
May 2 - 2:47 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is out of the Reds' lineup again for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Mesoraco is still on the active roster despite the fact that he hasn't started a game since April 11 due to a lingering hip impingement. Of course, he had a pinch-hit appearance on April 26, so putting him on the DL now might not do them much good. He remains day-to-day.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 28 - 2:15 PM

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

Mesoraco drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, but he still isn't able to catch due to a lingering left hip impingement. The 26-year-old slugger has logged just three at-bats since April 12, yet the Reds have refused to place him on the disabled list. Brayan Pena is starting behind the plate on Monday night against the Brewers.
Apr 27 - 3:03 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is hoping to be able to catch a bullpen session within the next few days.

That should mean we can effectively rule him out for a return to the lineup this weekend. Mesoraco has been limited to just one pinch-hitting appearance over the last 12 days while battling a left hip impingement. Brayan Pena is behind the dish again Friday.
Apr 24 - 4:11 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

Mesoraco has been limited to just one pinch-hitting appearance over the last 12 days while battling a left hip impingement. He'll presumably be available off the bench again Friday, but it remains unclear when he might be ready to catch. Brayan Pena is behind the dish Friday.
Apr 24 - 1:04 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Mesoraco was able to pinch-hit on Tuesday, but he's not ready to catch yet due to a left hip impingement. He'll remain available off the bench. Brayan Pena is getting another start behind the dish Wednesday.
Apr 22 - 3:35 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) drew a walk and scored a run as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Mesoraco isn't ready to catch yet, but hitting and running doesn't appear to be an issue. The fact that the Reds are willing to use him in a pinch-hitting role suggests that they're unconcerned about a potential disabled list stint. Expect Mesoraco back in the lineup before long.
Apr 22 - 11:27 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) can pinch-hit Tuesday.

Mesoraco hasn't started a game since April 11 due to a left hip impingement and his status for the rest of the week remains a mystery. He left the Reds on Sunday night in St. Louis to tend to a family issue, but the star catcher has rejoined the team Tuesday in Milwaukee. Brayan Pena is again behind the plate.
Apr 21 - 5:54 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not with the Reds on Monday in Milwaukee, as he's tending to a family issue.

He left the Reds before their Sunday night game in St. Louis was over. Cincinnati manager Bryan Price expects Mesoraco back on Tuesday, although it's unclear if he'll be ready to play then. He hasn't started a game since April 11 due to a left hip impingement. Brayan Pena is behind the plate Monday.
Apr 20 - 4:43 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not yet cleared to catch but is available to pinch-hit Friday.

Mesoraco also revealed that his official diagnosis is a left hip impingement. The catcher remains hopeful of avoiding the disabled list, but it doesn't appear to be a given. Brayan Pena will be the primary catcher for the Reds in the meantime, with Taylor Barnhart serving as the backup.
Apr 17 - 5:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (hip) is expected to return to the lineup at some point this weekend.

It's unlikely to be Friday, as the Reds just swapped out Kyle Skipworth for Tucker Barnhart at catcher prior to the game. Mesoraco is apparently feeling better, though, and looks to be back in action at some point versus the Cardinals. He's dealing with inflammation in his left hip.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 17 - 3:29 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds hope to have Devin Mesoraco (hip) back "in a week or less."

An MRI on Mesoraco's left hip showed no structural damage, but he remained back in Cincinnati to undergo treatment rather than join the club on the road in Chicago. "He still has some soreness, so he's continued to do some rehab stuff in Cincinnati," manager Bryan Price said. "It's a day-by-day thing and we hope to have him back soon." The earliest Mesoraco could play again appears to be this weekend in St. Louis, and that looks to be far from a given. However, the Reds appear willing to play a man short for a few days so that they don't have to commit to losing the catcher for 15 days. Brayan Pena will be behind the plate for now.
Apr 15 - 9:36 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
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Jason Marquis
6Michael Lorenzen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Kevin Gregg
8Carlos Contreras
9Sean Marshall