Hard work brings Mesoraco a long way

CINCINNATI -- There is either a filed-away report or there was a telephone conversation involving a manager or a coach of the Dayton Dragons talking to Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty in 2008. It concerned catcher Devin Mesoraco, the team's No. 1 draft pick in 2007 when Wayne Krivsky was general manager. The message: "We made a mistake. This kid can't play...
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Video: Another look at Joey Votto's second home run of the year

Your browser does not support iframes.After scoring just one run in the first two games of the series, the Reds exploded for 12 against the Rays on Sunday including two on this swing by Joey Votto.Votto's second blast of the season came in the bottom of the third and gave the Reds a lead they would never relinquish.Devin Mesoraco added a three-run blast while Chris Heisey came...
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Fantasy Waiver Wire: Week 2

Previous editions are here. For the most part, I’ll try to avoid repeating players. Position Players Devin Mesoraco Could be poised for a breakout. Mesoraco always posted great power numbers in the minor leagues, but it hasn’t translated to the majors yet. With catchers, it can take a while, and Mesoraco is only 26. He also plays in a great park for hitters. Dayan Viciedo Avisail...
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Mesoraco caps off big week with big day

CINCINNATI -- Devin Mesoraco missed the first week of the season because of a strained oblique. He's quickly made up for that lost time. The Reds, at least for one day, broke out of a collective offensive funk with season-high totals for runs and hits in their 12-4 victory against Tampa Bay Sunday at Great American Ball Park. They had 13 hits, including home runs by Mesoraco...
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Reds jump on Rays pitching early in win

CINCINNATI -- Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay's depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday. The Reds' best offensive showing of the season featured Mesoraco's three-run homer, Joey Votto's two-run shot and Heisey's pinch-hit slam...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Devin Mesoraco (oblique) returns from DL

After playing in a rehab game, reported here by Sports Injury Alert, Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. Mesoraco will get the bulk of the playing time, said manager Bryan Price. To make room for Mesoraco on the roster, the Reds optioned rookie catcher Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A. The Reds also expect to activate right-handed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco returns from disabled list

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with an oblique injury. Cincinnati traded Ryan Hanigan to the Rays this winter in large part because they wanted to clear the path for Mesoraco to take over as the starting catcher at age 25. Brayan Pena started four of the six games in his absence and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco activated from disabled list at expense of Tucker Barnhart

After picking up his first major league hit on Saturday, Tucker Barnhart might have to wait awhile for the chance to pick up another one.On Monday, the Reds announced the activation of Devin Mesoraco from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville in order to make room on the roster.Barnhart, 23, was 2-for-8 in his brief stint with the big club. He also...
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Reds Updates on Devin Mesoraco, Jonathon Broxton, Billy Hamilton & Aroldis Chapman

The Cincinnati Reds avoided a sweep by the New York Mets on Sunday and improved to 2-4 on the season.  They're headed to St. Louis to play the Cardinals in another three-game set starting tomorrow.  The Reds also provided numerous updates on their injured players today.  John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer supplied those updates, let's get to them.Devin Mesoraco &...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds notes: Mesoraco sidelined

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has an issue with his oblique and it's going to keep him out of the lineup for a couple more days. Mesoraco, who hasn't played since Monday against Cleveland, has been told to rest today and Saturday before his situation is re-evaluated. Manager Bryan Price called the injury a "slight strain" of the oblique but when...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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