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39 Devin Mesoraco C
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 6/19/1988 | Birthplace: Punxsutawney, PA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $497,500 | Owned/Started%: 93/28 | Average Draft Position: 88.04
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Reds' Hamilton, Byrd, Mesoraco out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton and Marlon Byrd are joining catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) on the bench for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Hamilton is getting a break after making 11 straight starts out of the leadoff spot, while Byrd has seen 11 straight starts in left field. It's just a regular day off for both players, who will get a two-day break due to the team's scheduled off-day Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Both Hamilton and Byrd are available if needed Sunday. With the pair out, Skip Schumaker will lead off and play left field, while Brennan Boesch will bat seventh and play center field.

Mesoraco hasn't appeared in the starting lineup since the first week of the season, as he's continued to rehab from a left hip impingement while remaining on the active roster.

The Reds are road favorites (-142) in Atlanta with Johnny Cueto on the mound.


Devin Mesoraco may DH for Reds' interleague games


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been limited to four pinch hitting appearances since he suffered a hip inpingement on April 12. 

"This is a guy who would be hitting fourth right now if he were healthy enough to be behind the plate. He's a middle-of-the-order guy," manager Bryan Price said, per Cincinnati.com

Mesoraco may get consistent playing time this week, as the Reds are scheduled to play an interleague series on the road against the White Sox. That means their lineup will include a designated hitter. 

"Yeah. I think I could," Mesoraco said. "If I went out there and hit, that's not going to bother anything."

Reds' Jocketty on Mesoraco: He is 7-10 days away from catching


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco continues to be held out of the starting lineup due to a hip impingement, as he missed a 16th straight start Wednesday vs. Milwaukee. Tucker Barnhart made his third start of the season Wednesday.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear Mesoraco is closer to being back in the starting lineup. General manager Walt Jocketty said Wednesday that Mesoraco is still 7-10 days away from catching, per MLB Network Radio.

"The hip is getting better," Jocketty said. "We hope to have him catching in the next two weeks."

Mesoraco has been able to pinch-hit since the last time he started April 11. He is 0 for 2 with two walks and one strikeout as a pinch-hitter. He has also been hit by a pitch in that span.


Reds' Devin Mesoraco remains out of lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Mesoraco hasn't started since April 12 while recovering from a hip impingement, but he's served as a pinch-hitter sporadically over the last week. Bryan Pena draws the start at catcher and bats eighth Tuesday.

The Reds are heavy favorites (-190) against the Brewers Tuesday with Johnny Cueto on the mound.


Reds' Devin Mesoraco (hip), Jay Bruce out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco and right fielder Jay Bruce are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

Mesoraco has seen just two plate appearances as a pinch-hitter in the last two weeks as he continues to deal with left hip impingement. Brayan Pena gets the call behind the plate and will bat eighth.

"Unless we get into a situation where we feel we need a player that can do more than solely pinch-hit, he'll continue to do his rehab in preparation to get back behind the plate," manager Bryan Price said Sunday, per MLB.com. "It will still be a few more days before we kick the tires on Devin getting down into the crouch and doing some catching work. At this point in time, he can still contribute as an offensive player. In the big picture, he replaced Chris Dominguez, and Chris was getting some limited opportunities to play as a pinch-hitter, but it can be a very valuable role."

Bruce has started each of the team's first 17 games in right field but will get his first break of the season Sunday. With Bruce on the bench, first baseman Joey Votto is the only player on the team to have started every gamethis season. Brennan Boesch will man right field and bat fifth in the team's matchup against righty Jake Arrieta.

The Reds are home underdogs (+105) Sunday.


Reds C Devin Mesoraco held out again on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was held out of the starting lineup again on Saturday against the Cubs.

Mesoraco has not been in the starting lineup since April 12 because of a left hip impingement, and has only made one pinch-hit appearance in that period. He remains hopeful of catching a bullpen session in the next few days, which could lead to his return as a starter. Mesoraco is hitting .091 (2 for 22) to start the season.


Reds keep Devin Mesoraco (hip) out of lineup again


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was not in the starting lineup Friday night against the Cubs, per MLB.com. Mesoraco has been out of the starting lineup since April 12 because of a left hip impingement, but made a pinch-hit appearance on Tuesday against Milwaukee. He is hoping to catch a bullpen in the next few days, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Brayan Pena batted seventh in his place again.

Cincinnati is an underdog (+100) at home against Chicago, per VegasInsider.com.


Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) still not ready to start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) did not return to the starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers. Tucker Barnhart started at catcher for the Reds.

Mesoraco has not started since April 11. He did make a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday.


Reds C Devin Mesoraco sits out again on Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday night against Milwaukee, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Mesoraco has been out of the starting lineup since April 12 because of a left hip impingement, but made a pinch-hit appearance on Tuesday against Milwaukee. He told reporters on Tuesday that his playing status moving forward would be up to the team's medical staff.

"Hitting's not like riding a bike, but it's not like you have to re-learn how to swing a bat," Reds manager Bryan Price said to MLB.com. "It's timing more than anything, and it's impossible to simulate what it's like to face Major League pitching when you're not playing. I was impressed by the at-bat for sure. He was on time, and I'm sure he'd love to be in there.

Brayan Pena will bat seventh in his place on Wednesday.


Medical staff will determine status of Reds' Devin Mesoraco


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco told reporters that his playing status moving forward will be up to the team's medical staff, per MLB.com. Mesoraco has been out of the starting lineup since April 12 because of a left hip impingement, but made a pinch-hit appearance on Tuesday against Milwaukee.

"I'm just going off what the trainers and the doctors tell me to do," Mesoraco said. "That's not my expertise. I'm worried about hitting the ball, my swing and things like that. I just kind of follow the protocol.

"You want to get back in there, which is human nature. For me, being a competitor, I want to be in there as much as I possibly can. But, those guys have a job to do and they do a good job, so I trust them."


Reds C Mesoraco unexpectedly sidelined again Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) It was anticipated that Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) would be back in the lineup Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he remains out. Mesoraco is not only dealing with the ailment, but had been away from the team on personal business.

Injuries have prevented Mesoraco from playing much this season. And when he has played he hasn't hit - he has just two hits in 21 at-bats.


Reds expect C Devin Mesoraco to return to team Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday he expects catcher Devin Mesoraco to rejoin the team Tuesday, reports Cincinnati.com. Mesoraco was away from the team for personal reasons

Price has not played since April 12 because of a left hip impingement. Price said Mesoraco cannot resume his catching duties when he returns, but is able to hit and run.


Reds' Billy Hamilton back in lineup, Devin Mesoraco still out


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers, while catcher Devin Mesoraco remains sidelined.

Hamilton wasn't in the lineup Sunday after suffering a groin strain the previous day, but he's ready to return to action in the team's series opener against the Brewers.

Mesoraco hasn't played since April 12 due to a left hip impingement. Manager Bryan Price said that he had to go home due to a family issue, but he's expected to be back with the team Tuesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Second baseman Brandon Phillips is also getting a day off from starting, with the team slotting Kris Negron into the eighth spot.

The Reds are underdogs (+104) Monday against the Brewers.


Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco remains sidelined with hip injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco missed his seventh straight game Sunday with a left hip impingement and manager Bryan Price still isn't sure when he can return or what do with him, reports MLB.com.

"You're kind of between a rock and a hard place with this," Price said. "You don't want to exacerbate the problem, and I'm confident that his ability to hit and run will not compromise his current condition. [But] it's a lot easier to get him in the lineup when he's able to catch, and he's not there yet. I don't know how much we'll use him as a pinch-hitter. I'm hoping that in the next few days he's able to catch, because that's really his value to our club."

Price has not yet ruled out a stint on the disabled list for Mesoraco.

"[The] feeling is that ... he needed a few extra days rest from catching and may be able to catch in the next couple of days," Price said. "I'm hoping he can. I'm not sure."


Reds' Billy Hamilton, Devin Mesoraco out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (groin) and Devin Mesoraco (hip) are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Hamilton came out of Saturday's game with a groin strain. With the speedster out of the lineup, Skip Schumaker will lead off for the Reds Sunday night. Mesoraco hasn't played since last Sunday due to a hip injury, though he was expected to be available at some point this weekend. Tucker Barnhart will draw the start at catcher Sunday.

The Reds are heavy underdogs (+165) against the Cardinals in St. Louis Sunday.


Devin Mesoraco out of Reds lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' lineup for Saturday's game at St. Louis. 

Mesoraco was questionable with a hip injury. Brayan Pena will start in his place, batting seventh and catching. 


Reds C Devin Mesoraco could return this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) 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
(4/15/2015) 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
(4/15/2015) 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
(4/15/2015) 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
(4/14/2015) 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.


Reds C Devin Mesoraco 'day-to-day' with left hip injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is considered "day-to-day" with his left hip injury after the team received results from his MRI, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Reds manager Bryan Price said Mesoraco will be back behind the plate "soon." He is not in Monday's lineup. 

Mesoraco was experiencing discomfort in his left hip, which caused him to sit out on Sunday until entering the game in the eighth inning. This season so far, Mesoraco is 2 for 21 with one stolen base and no extra-base hits.  


Reds' Devin Mesoraco (hip) scheduled for MRI Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday due to discomfort in his left hip, MLB.com reports.

Mesoraco wasn't in the starting lineup Sunday but was able to enter the game in the eighth and catch the final four innings of the 11-inning loss. However, he remained behind in Cincinnati to undergo testing on the hip. The catcher is just 2 for 21 with one stolen base and no extra-base hits in six games.


Reds' Devin Mesoraco not in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Brayan Pena will draw the start behind the plate and bat seventh. Mesoraco is just 2 for 20 in his first five games of the season.

The Reds are underdogs (+105) against the Cardinals Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Reds C Devin Mesoraco gets two at-bats in loss to Diamondbacks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco got two at-bats in Wednesday's 3-0 loss against the Diamondbacks. 

Mesoraco returned to the diamond after experiencing a cramp in his left quadriceps last weekend. Mesoraco did not get a hit in either at-bat against Arizona as he struck out twice. This brought his spring average down to .200.