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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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Devin Mesoraco requested $3.6 million and was offered $2.45 million by the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged. projected Mesoraco to earn $2.8 million in his first year of arbitration. The two sides will try to close the gap in order to avoid a hearing next month. Jan 16 - 6:02 PM

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Devin Mesoraco is back in the Reds' lineup Saturday.

Mesoraco missed the last two contests with some minor intercostal soreness, but he's fine. The Reds' backstop is batting .276/.360/.541 with 25 homers and 78 RBI this season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' lineup Friday for the second straight game.

The Reds haven't said that Mesoraco is dealing with any kind of injury, so it appears they're just giving him an extended break. Tucker Barnhart is catching Mike Leake. Todd Frazier is also getting a breather, with Bryan Pena handling first base and Kristopher Negron covering third.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

It's just a day of maintenance for Mesoraco, who's batting .276/.360/.541 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 112 games this season. Tucker Barnhart will catch Thursday.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco hit his 25th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Mesoraco followed Todd Frazier's solo blast with one of his own in the first inning. The homer was his second in as many games, and he's scored a run in four straight. Mesoraco now has 25 home runs to go with a .278/.362/.545 line and 78 RBI.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored to lead the Reds to a 9-5 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Mesoraco hit his 23rd home run of the season in the first inning, ripping a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. He added an RBI double in the fifth inning before walking and scoring in the eighth. Mesoraco has 73 RBI to go with his .287/.370/.557 line in a massive breakout year for the 26-year-old.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco finished 4-for-4 with a sacrifice fly, a two-run double, and a solo home run, but the Reds lost to the Orioles on Thursday.

It's Mesoraco's second four-hit game of the season, and his fifth in which he has driven in four or more runs. The Reds were behind the eight-ball early, surrendering six runs in the first inning to the O's, but Mesoraco helped them rally back to tie it 7-7 in the seventh. Mesoraco has had a breakout season, as he has 21 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .286/.365/.542 slash line.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with an RBI single Friday against the Pirates.

Mesoraco broke up Edinson Volquez's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh inning and then knocked in the Reds' only run of the game in the eighth. The 26-year-old has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he still owns an impressive .282/.362/.536 batting line with 20 homers and 65 RBI through 93 games.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco's slump continued in a loss to the Braves on Thursday with an 0-for-3 performance.

Mesoraco has now logged just one hit (a double) in his last 27 plate appearances dating back to August 13. The catcher has seemingly been on fire all season, but he is proving that he is human. Nevertheless, Mesoraco still maintains an astounding .281/.353/.548 slash line with 20 home runs and 63 RBI in 340 plate appearances this season.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single, but it wasn't enough as the Reds fell to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Mesoraco's three hits accounted for half of the Reds' total on the night, as they found it difficult to get anything going against Joe Kelly and the Red Sox bullpen. The catcher has been unconscionably productive at the plate, as Tuesday's effort sends his slash line up to .300/.371/.586 with 20 home runs and 62 RBI. If Mesoraco hadn't missed time due to injuries, he would likely be in the NL MVP conversation.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco launched a two-run homer before adding a grand slam in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Mesoraco's first blast came in the first inning and was a no-doubter. The second ball he hit over the boards didn't go nearly as far, but it accounted for four runs in the fifth inning. The young catcher now has three grand slams during his breakout season and 20 dingers overall to go along with 61 RBI over 79 games.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 1-for-4 and plated the Reds lone run in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

The Reds entire offense was held at bay through the first eight innings until Mesoraco broke through with an RBI double off Steve Cishek in the ninth. He has had an unbelievable season at the plate, slashing .289/.359/.556 with 18 homers and 55 RBI in his 270 at-bats.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored against the Marlins on Sunday.

Mesoraco had been hitless in the previous two games of the series, but Sunday's three-hit day raised his line back up to .295/.368/.575. The catcher continues to be a bright spot in the Reds lineup.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk Monday in the 15-inning game against the Diamondbacks.

At least Mesoraco was in the cleanup spot tonight. Unfortunately, the three guys ahead of him combined to go 0-for-16 with two walks (both courtesy of Jay Bruce). Mesoraco now has 17 homers in 234 at-bats this year. He entered the season with 16 homers in 538 at-bats as a major leaguer.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 12:05:00 AM

Devin Mesoraco had two hits and walked twice, reaching base in all four plate appearances, in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Mesoraco scored on Kristopher Negron's three-run homer in the second inning, and he delivered an RBI double in the fifth. It wraps up what's been a breakout first half for the 26-year-old, as he garnered his first All-Star nomination with a .304/.375/.609 line.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Raisel Iglesias
9Amir Garrett
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Sean Marshall
6Pedro Villarreal
7JJ Hoover
8Carlos Contreras
9Ryan Dennick
10Daniel Corcino
11Jose Mijares