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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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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10 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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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16 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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mesoraco to start season on DL

Reds manager Bryan Price wasn't very optimistic on Thursday about the ability of catcher Devin Mesoraco to start the season in Cincinnati because of an oblique injury. On Saturday, Price said Mesoraco won't be with the team when it opens the season on Monday against defending National League champion St. Louis. He is one of eight players expected to start the season on the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
25 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Devin Mesoraco being undervalued?

The 2012 campaign wasn't so kind to Devin Mesoraco. He was widely heralded as one of the top rookies entering the season, yet he failed to live up to the hype. Fellow rookies Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart overshadowed the young catcher, instead. However, 2013 brings forth a clean slate for the former first round pick. While many fans have pumped the brakes on their enthusiasm...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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