Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/18/13
CINCINNATI Devon Mesoraco punched the buttons on his smart phone, a call to Louisville, Ky., a place he likes to call but not a place in which he likes to work.Mesoraco, the No. 1 draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 2007, received shock treatment last season a demotion to Louisville, home of the Reds Class AAA affiliate.The 24-year-old catcher from Punxsutawney, Pa., called Louisville Wednesday to talk to Corky Miller, the 37-year-old catcher for the Louisville Bats.Mesoraco was doing due diligence, taking the extra step to gain knowledge, something to help him to become a trustworthy teammate.What Mesoraco sought was information on rookie pitcher Tony Cingrani, who was making his major league debut as a starter Thursday night. Mesoraco only caught Cingrani five or six innings during spring training. And since Miller was Cingranis catcher at Louisville before Cingranis call-up Thursday, Mesoraco was taking the extra step.It is the type of thing he hopes will prevent him from anot...
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