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Devin Mesoraco | Catcher | #39

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (15) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that he doesn't anticipate Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) playing more than "50-60 percent on the front end of the season."
"That could be so much as the first month or it could be further based on how he's responding," Price added. Mesoraco reported to spring training feeling great after being limited to just 39 games the last two seasons due to a pair of hip surgeries and a shoulder operation. However, he'll be eased into drills this spring and probably split the catching duties evenly with Tucker Barnhart early on in the season. There's upside here, but he's a very risky fantasy proposition. Feb 13 - 4:13 PM

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Devin Mesoraco said Monday that he is catching with no issues.

Mesoraco has appeared in just 39 games over the last two seasons -- with just 18 starts behind the plate -- because of serious, somewhat-chronic hip and shoulder problems. But the 28-year-old began catching drills in mid-to-late January and told reporters Monday at Reds camp that "everything is good." There's still a lot to like here from a fantasy perspective, though it would be wise to draft a good backup along with him.
Feb 13 - 1:08 PM

Reds GM Dick Williams said Sunday that he expects Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) to be ready for Opening Day.

Mesoraco has appeared in just 39 games over the last two seasons because of major hip and shoulder issues, but this winter has been relatively normal for the 28-year-old slugger. "He's been in town a lot," Williams said Sunday in Cincinnati. "I know he's doing catching drills, I know he's doing hitting drills, advancing through the progression. I know that's going well." There is still a lot of fantasy upside here, but the risks are obvious.
Jan 30 - 9:09 AM

Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is expected to resume catching drills in mid-to-late January.

Mesoraco needed season-ending surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and then underwent a procedure on his troublesome hip in July. Reds general manager Dick Williams said the club is anticipating Mesoraco being 100 percent for the beginning of the 2017 season but noted that "it's important to prepare a contingency plan." Mesoraco has made just 18 starts behind the plate (and 22 starts total) over the last two years.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paper move which restores his status on the 40-man roster. Mesoraco is recovering from shoulder and hip surgeries but should have a shot to be ready to go come Opening Day.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 08:53:00 AM

Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek said Monday that Devin Mesoraco (hip) is expected to begin catching drills at some point in January.

Mesoraco was already out for the season after shoulder surgery, but he underwent "preventative" surgery Monday to repair the labrum in his right hip. Of course, he had surgery last year on his other hip. The last two years have been brutal for Mesoraco, but Kremchek is confident that his future remains bright. "I'm optimistic this is really going to make him a better catcher, a better athlete and be less stressful on his body," said Kremchek. "It was definitely the right thing."
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery to repair a labrum in his right hip.

Mesoraco had surgery on his other hip last year. The 28-year-old catcher was already ruled out for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery in May. Tucker Barnhart and Ramon Cabrera have been filling in behind the plate for Cincinnati.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Reds manager Bryan Price said the damage in Mesoraco's shoulder was worse than expected, and his recovery timetable is now six months rather than four months. He is done for the remainder of the 2016 season, having appeared in only 16 games. Mesoraco appeared in just 23 games last year due to hip injuries.
Tue, May 10, 2016 04:06:00 PM

Reds transferred C Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Mesoraco is forced to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He's going to be on the shelf for a minimum of four months, but is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Sat, May 7, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

It was a labrum tear in his hip that ended his 2015 campaign and now Mesoraco is facing another lost season. The recovery time is a minimum of four months, so the catcher is effectively done for 2016. He's hit only .158/.245/.200 across just 106 plate appearances since the beginning of 2015. Tucker Barnhart and Ramon Cabrera will handle the catching duties with Mesoraco on the shelf.
Fri, May 6, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco is weighing playing through the labrum tear in his left shoulder.

Mesoraco tried to do the same thing last year with a torn labrum in his hip before eventually undergoing surgery. He could do further damage with the shoulder by playing and the Reds aren't expected to contend, so it might be best for him to just go ahead and have the procedure now. "I’m going to definitely have to get surgery at some point," said Mesoraco.
Mon, May 2, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Reds placed C Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 28, with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Brutal news for Mesoraco, who was hoping to rebound after being limited to 23 games last season due to a torn labrum in his hip. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined or if surgery will be required, but he'll obviously be facing a lengthy absence. Tucker Barnhart will likely handle the bulk of the catching duties for now.
Mon, May 2, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco had an MRI on his ailing left shoulder.

Mesoraco has now missed four straight starts. That he needed an MRI isn't exactly the best sign. It appears that a trip to the disabled list is very possible.
Mon, May 2, 2016 04:22:00 PM

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

Mesoraco still has some stiffness in his left shoulder, through it's not considered anything serious. Tucker Barnhart will get another start behind the plate.
Mon, May 2, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Mesoraco is dealing with some stiffness in his left shoulder, although he's expected back in the lineup soon. Tucker Barnhart is behind the dish again Sunday.
Sun, May 1, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Shawn Zarraga
5Rob Brantly
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Dilson Herrera
3Tony Renda
4Hernan Iribarren
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
3Zach Walters
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
3Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Desmond Jennings
3Ryan Raburn
4Aristides Aquino
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Cody Reed
5Scott Feldman
6Tim Adleman
7Bronson Arroyo
8Robert Stephenson
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Drew Storen
3Michael Lorenzen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Jumbo Diaz
7Wandy Peralta
8Austin Brice
9Ariel Hernandez
10Lisalverto Bonilla
11Nefi Ogando
12Lucas Luetge
13Louis Coleman