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MLB Injury News:
Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has missed the past
two contests due to back spasms. Prior to yesterday’s game, the backstop told
Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that he sustained the injury during Friday’s contest while
swinging the bat.
"I did it on a swing the night before. It was real,
real tight," Mesoraco said on Sunday. "I think it's just a day or two
thing. We went at it with a bunch of stuff yesterday and it's much better. It's
not perfect. If I had to play, I could definitely play. Yesterday, I probably
The Reds replaced Mesoraco behind the plate with Ryan Hanigan on Saturday to catch Mat Latos. Hanigan usually catches Bronson Arroyo –
Sunday’s starter – so he remained behind the plate yesterday, allowing Mesoraco’s
back another day to heal.
For his part, Mesoraco hopes the ailment is only a “day or
two thing,” so he could be back in the lineup tonight against the Milwaukee
Brewers. He was previously dealing with a knee injury that occurred in late
June during a collision at the plate with Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys
Martin. However, Mesoraco told reporters yesterday that he’s no longer bothered
by that injury.
Mesoraco’s in his third year with the Reds. So far this
season, the 25-year-old has hit .248/.326/.373 with seven doubles and four home
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#reds notebook: Hanigan; Xavier Paul could return Wednesday and an update on coach Mark Berry http://t.co/vSz3H63TCE
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) July 9, 2013
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