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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||30.00||.255||85.00||69.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Hip - Questionable for April 18 at St. Louis|
|vs St. Louis||9||1||0|| .200|| .111|| .111|
|vs Wood (Career)||13||3||0|| .231||.286||.231|
|vs LHP||4||0||0|| .200|| .000|| .000|
|Last 10 Games|
Reds C Devin Mesoraco could return this weekend
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is expected back at some point over the weekend against the Cardinals, according to MLB.com. Mesoraco took part in batting practice, but was not included in the lineup on Friday. He has been sidelined since Saturday with inflammation in his left hip. Manager Bryan Price told reporters he's listed as day to day, and is available to pinch-hit on Friday, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.
"He has a little bit of inflammation in there, so we have to be sensitive to that and don't want to aggravate it and set him back any further, but he's available to hit," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "If we had to put him back there, we could, but we have other alternatives now with Tucker Barnhart here."
Brandon Phillips fine, but Devin Mesoraco still sidelined for Reds
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) The Reds gave one thumbs up and one thumbs down to ailing position players for their Wednesday night game against the host Cubs.
Catcher Devin Mesoraco remains out with a hip injury, but second baseman Brandon Phillips will remain in the lineup despite having taken a blow to a head in a collision Tuesday night. Phillips passed a concussion test, allowing him to play.
Reds' Bryan Price: Devin Mesoraco could return in a week or less
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) The Reds are hoping to have catcher Devin Mesoraco back in the lineup in a week or less, manager Bryan Price said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. He has missed three straight games with a hip injury and remains in Cincinnati receiving treatment.
"We have to see how he comes through the treatment," Price said. "I think he was a bit better (Tuesday). Certainly Dr. (Tim Kremchek and (physical therapist) Christy (Sweeney) back in Cincinnati will have a lot more to say about it, but at least the initial report was it wasn't something that was going to necessitate a disabled-list deal.
"In my opinion, that's because you think it's going to be a week or less. If it's going to be week or longer, you have to consider the DL because that's a long time to play a man short."
No plans to add Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) to DL
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/15/15) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was out of Tuesday's lineup with an ailing hip and is questionable for Wednesday, but manager Bryan Price said there's no plan of adding him to the disabled list "at this point."
Reds CF Billy Hamilton back in the lineup, Devin Mesoraco out
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs after sitting out Monday with a finger injury, the team announced. Hamilton picked up a sore index finger after sliding into second base in Sunday's game and manager Bryan Price gave him the day off.
Catcher Devin Mesoraco will miss his third straight game while nursing a hip injury, which Price hopes to be day to day. He is still in Cincinnati to rehab his sore hip and is not being considered for the disabled list as of yet, according to MLB.com.
The Reds are currently the underdogs (+145) against the Cubs Tuesday.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/15||@ STL||2:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|4/19/15||@ STL||8:05 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|4/20/15||@ MIL||7:20 pm||Wily Peralta|
|4/21/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|4/22/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|4/23/15||@ MIL||1:40 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|4/24/15||CHC||7:10 pm||Jon Lester|