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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Devin Mesoraco continued is hot-hitting in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Cubs, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
The 25-year-old backstop also added to his fantasy value by swiping his first base of the season in the ballgame. He's slashing a mighty .480/.517/.960 with three bombs and nine RBI in his first seven games. Apr 18 - 7:00 PM

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Devin Mesoraco's strong start to the season continued as he went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in during Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Mesoraco knocked in two runs with a single in the bottom of the seventh, a contribution that would later turn out to have been very important. Mesoraco's average slides up to .524 with the effort, though the sample size remains quite small at 24 plate appearances. The Reds have had one of the league's more impotent offenses to start the year, but none of that can be put on Mesoraco's shoulders.
Apr 15 - 10:34 PM

Devin Mesoraco blasted a three-run homer and drove in four runs in Sunday's win over the Rays.

The longball came off of Brandon Gomes with two outs in the third inning. The Reds had a long overdue offensive explosion, as Joey Votto and Chris Heisey also homered and the club pounded out 12 runs and 13 hits overall. Mesoraco has two dingers in his first four games this season.
Apr 13 - 5:09 PM

Devin Mesoraco launched his first home run of the season in the Reds' defeat of the Cardinals on Wednesday.

It was a two-run shot to left field in the top of the fourth inning that snapped a 0-0 gridlock. Mesoraco is 4-for-8 with three extra-base hits since being activated from the disabled list on Monday. The 25-year-old former top prospect is a legit breakout candidate.
Apr 9 - 4:11 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled list.

In a corresponding move, Tucker Barnhart was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Mesoraco was recovering from an oblique injury, but is fully ready to resume his role behind the dish.
Apr 7 - 2:29 PM

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed Saturday that Devin Mesoraco (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday or Tuesday.

He's had no issues during his rehab stint with Double-A Pensacola and should step right back into the starting role with the Reds. It appears safe to insert Mesoraco back into week two fantasy lineups.
Apr 5 - 11:46 AM

Devin Mesoraco (oblique) will play at least three rehab games for Double-A Pensacola starting on Thursday.

He's slated to catch five innings Thursday, seven innings Friday and nine innings Saturday. That obviously means Mesoraco won't be activated on Saturday when first eligible, but it seems like the Reds are targeting a Monday return for the catcher. Cincy begins a three-game series in St. Louis that day.
Apr 3 - 6:35 PM

Devin Mesoraco (oblique) will play in a rehab game with Double-A Pensacola on Thursday.

He'll catch Mat Latos (knee) there and also be allowed to hit. It's not clear at this point if he'll need any additional rehab games, but it seems like returning on Saturday when first eligible is a possibility. Brayan Pena is doing the catching for the Reds for now.
Mar 31 - 8:07 PM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a left oblique strain.

Mesoraco has been doing some swinging over the past week and felt good, but the Reds don't want to push it. He should be ready to go pretty early on in April. Brayan Pena will serve as the regular catcher while Mesoraco is out, with Tucker Barnhart backing him up.
Mar 30 - 3:04 PM

Devin Mesoraco (oblique) reported feeling good after taking batting practice on Thursday.

Mesoraco was shut down last week with an oblique injury and probably won't play in the Reds' season-opener Monday against the Cardinals. But if the progress continues he should be able to avoid a 15-day disabled list stint. Mesoraco is a sexy fantasy sleeper for the 2014 season now that he has a full-time job.
Mar 27 - 1:59 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Devin Mesoraco (oblique) is unlikely to appear in a game on Thursday.

This includes the minor league side. Mesoraco is making progress from an oblique injury, but he wasn't ready to swing at 100 percent intensity on Tuesday. It sounds like a stint on the disabled list is a distinct possibility.
Mar 26 - 11:46 AM

The Reds are hoping that Devin Mesoraco (oblique) will play in some minor league games later this week.

He won't play in Cactus League games, as the club wants to be able to backdate a DL stint if necessary. "We certainly hope then maybe in that last three days of games we'll get a look at him in game situations," manager Bryan Price said. "Then, if not, we have to contemplate our alternatives to start the season." Mesoraco took 50 swings Tuesday at what he estimated to be 75 percent effort level. He said he still feels "a little bit of tiredness or weakness" in his oblique, but "it's not as isolated as what it was, and it's definitely not a pulling or pain thing."
Mar 25 - 6:47 PM

Devin Mesoraco (oblique) took 50 swings Tuesday morning and said he felt OK.

Mesoraco said he swung at about 75 percent intensity, so he's not ready to push things quite yet. He's going to be cutting things close to be ready for the season, so a stint on the disabled list remains a possibility.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mar 25 - 12:43 PM

Devin Mesoraco (oblique) took 30 swings Monday and said he felt good.

Mesoraco has been shut down for the past couple of days due to an oblique injury. He will attempt to ramp up things a bit more on Tuesday to test his readiness, but there's still a chance he could begin the year on the disabled list.
Mar 24 - 4:38 PM

Devin Mesoraco will be shut down for the next few days due to an oblique injury.

The Reds are hoping that he'll be ready to go after a little bit of rest, but an oblique injury this late in spring training could certainly lead to a stint on the disabled list. If Mesoraco does indeed need a stint on the DL, Brayan Pena would handle the catching duties for the Reds.
Mar 21 - 12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Neftali Soto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Tony Cingrani
6Alfredo Simon
7Brett Marshall
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Sean Marshall
4JJ Hoover
5Sam LeCure
6Manny Parra
7Logan Ondrusek
8Nick Christiani
9Trevor Bell
10Curtis Partch