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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||30.00||.255||85.00||69.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hip - Out until at least late May|
|vs Wood (Career)||13||3||0|| .231||.286||.231|
|vs LHP||13||1||0|| .250|| .231|| .077|
|Last 10 Games|
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco suffers setback with hip injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/23/15) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco suffered a setback with the impingement in his left hip, leaving his status for the rest of the season in jeopardy, per MLB.com. Mesoraco, who has not been able to catch in a game since April 12, has been limited to pinch-hitting or designated-hitter duty.
He was initially optimistic after testing his hip by doing some crouching Tuesday in Kansas City. However, he tried squatting 15 times and giving signs on Friday, and that didn't go as well.
"In Kansas City, it went OK. But afterwards it started feeling like it did at the beginning. [Friday] we went out there and I had a hard time getting through what I was supposed to do," Mesoraco said. "It didn't go very well."
Mesoraco was expected to DH in all five games in AL parks this week. But after playing in both games at Kansas City, he wasn't in the lineup Friday or Saturday at Cleveland and might not be in the lineup for the foreseeable future.
"I think he'll be available to pinch-hit, but I don't think at this point in time, he'll be ready to be even a four or five at-bat designated hitter today and tomorrow," manager Bryan Price said. "I just don't think we're going to see a lot of Devin here in the days and weeks to come.
"The decision to be made by Devin and the club is pending so I'd rather not say what the next course of action is. I don't anticipate him being able to influence our club as a regular player any time soon."
Mesoraco, who might need surgery, said he plans to go over his options with the medical staff after the current road trip.
"I certainly haven't been able to do a whole lot this year to help the team," he saiid. "That's definitely been very tough for me. I expected to come in, hit in the middle of the lineup, catch every day and it hasn't worked out like that."
Devin Mesoraco (hip) not in Reds' starting lineup at Cleveland
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was not included in the starting lineup for Friday's contest against Cleveland.
Mesoraco has been limited to DH duties because of left hip impingement he suffered in early April. He has appeared in the last two games, and only four games since April 11. He has been taking part in catching drills recently and should be cleared to catch a bullpen session over the weekend.
Mesoraco is hitting .178 (8 for 45) with a double, a triple and two RBI this season.
Cincinnati is an underdog (+145) at Cleveland, per VegasInsider.com.
Reds' Devin Mesoraco does catching drills
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was able to do catching drills before Tuesday's game. Mesoraco suffered a left hip impingement in early April and hasn't played catcher since.
Mesoraco said he was able to get into a catcher's squat about 15 times, per MLB.com. He also simulated throwing to second base, at 20 percent effort, about 15 times.
At least I know I can get into squat position, which I hadn't done for 30-something days," Mesoraco said. "It's good. Definitely baby steps. We're not going to go crazy because those muscles haven't been used. It's going to be a slow process."
Mesoraco hopes to catch a bullpen session this weekend.
Reds' Devin Mesoraco in lineup Tuesday as DH vs. Royals
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) Devin Mesoraco is in the Reds' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Royals. As expected, with the team in an American League ballpark, Mesoraco will have the chance to be the designated hitter.
Mesoraco is batting eighth in the order for manager Bryan Price. He has been limited to pinch-hit and DH duties for most of the season due to a hip impingement. He has just six hits in 39 at-bats this season.
Price said that Mesoraco will do some catching activities on Tuesday, as he hopes to have him back behind the plate in the near future.
Reds' Brayan Pena batting second Sunday, Mesoraco still out
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Reds catcher Brayan Pena is batting second in Sunday's game against the Giants as Devin Mesoraco remains out of the lineup.
It's the first time this season Pena has hit higher than sixth, and most of his starts have come while batting seventh or eighth. However, manager Bryan Price is looking to stack the top of the lineup with players who have higher OBPs, resulting in center fielder Billy Hamilton being moved down to the eighth spot and shortstop Zack Cozart remaining in the leadoff spot for a second straight day.
Pena has hit .341/.415/.390 with four RBI in 82 at-bats. The Reds are slight favorites (-108) at home Sunday.
|2014 summary: Oblique and hamstring injuries sidelined Devin Mesoraco for much of the first quarter of the season, but that only delayed what turned out to be a major breakout. After two seasons in which Mesoraco lacked the playing time and power that his minor league numbers portended, he got the chance to be the Reds' true No. 1 catcher, and he provided more than enough thump to justify his steady inclusion in the lineup. Mesoraco mashed 25 home runs and drove in 80 runs while batting a career-high .273. Mesoraco's power surge coincidence with his ground ball rate falling from 46 to 36 percent.|
Playing time status: With better health, Mesoraco could exceed 120 starts. That would place him among the top catchers in terms of playing time.
2015 outlook: Mesoraco doesn't quite belong in the same class with catching elites Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy, but he is arguably the first catcher who should be drafted once those two are off the board. Between his now-proven power and the likely increase in playing time to come, Mesoraco is a bona fide early-rounder now.
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