DEVIN MESORACO NEWS

Who will replace Devin Mesoraco on the bench?

Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds finally placed Devin Mesoraco on the disabled list. Taking his place was reliever Manny Parra, who was activated off of the disabled list. This move was a short term move, but it leaves the Reds bench short. It currently consists of Tucker Barnhart, Kristopher Negron, Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker. A reliever is going to be replaced on the roster...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds place Mesoraco on 15-day DL; Cueto examined

CINCINNATI -- The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and filling in as an interleague DH for the past six weeks. They'd been hoping that Mesoraco -- an All-Star last season -- could get better without going on the DL. The hip bothered him when he went through catching drills over the weekend, prompting...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds put catcher Mesoraco on DL, starter Cueto examined

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and being an interleague DH for the past six weeks. Mesoraco hasn't caught in a game since April 12. In the last six weeks, he's been limited to 13 pinch-hit appearances and four games at DH. Mesoraco, an All-Star last season, is batting .178...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds scratch Cueto vs Indians, Mesoraco bothered by hip

CLEVELAND (AP) Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Cleveland Indians because of elbow stiffness. Reds manager Bryan Price says he doesn't believe Cueto's stiffness is a serious issue, but wants to give the pitcher an extra day or two between starts. Cueto is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA in nine starts. Rookie Raisel Iglesias will start...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mesoraco takes a big step

  It's stil unclear if or when Devin Mesoraco will resume catching duties for the Reds, but he did take a big step forward Tuesday. According to Reds.com, Mesoraco "got into squat position about 15 times and tossed about 15 balls at 20 percent on simulated throws to second base." Mesoraco has been hampered with a left hip impingement for a little over a month, but Tuesday's news...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America’s new mock draft: Reds select Tyler Stephenson

Baseball America released their most recent mock draft this afternoon. In their first mock draft they had the Cincinnati Reds selecting University of Cincinnati outfielder Ian Happ. In the latest version John Manuel has the Reds selecting prep catcher Tyler Stephenson. Cincinnati is said to be bearing down on Benintendi, who is from a Porkopolis high school. Harris and Cincinnati’s...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Surgery a real possibility for Mesoraco

  Devin Mesoraco hasn't caught in a month, but is hopeful that he may be able to catch soon. “I guess I'm optimistic I will be able to catch in a relatively close amount of time,” Mesoraco told Reds.com. “I haven't done any catching drills for 30-some days. At some point I'll probably have to get some practice, get back there and get some work in. But I think at this point...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mesoraco's double in 9th sends Reds over Braves

  Limited to pinch hitting for most of the past month, Devin Mesoraco finally got a chance to make a difference. The catcher with a sore hip doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves. The Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with the first game-ending hit of Mesoraco...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mesoraco's double in 9th sends Reds over Braves 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Devin Mesoraco doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves. The Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with a late comeback. The Braves let a 3-2 lead slip away in the seventh with the help of Mike Foltynewicz's throwing error, and wound up losing...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Reds' Mesoraco set to DH

Still waiting for Devin Mesoraco to play? You're a patient - or extremely stubborn - person. The Reds' catcher, who has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the past month because of a hip injury, is likely to DH for most or all of this weekend's series against the White Sox in Chicago. The Reds haven't definitively stated this week that Mesoraco will DH all weekend, but if...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Some Buy/Sell Candidates

In Episode 187, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) discuss the fantasy baseball news from over the weekend. Topics include: A game of buy/sell with Ubaldo Jimenez, Josh Reddick, and Jake Marisnick Thoughts on a few pitchers who are off to slow starts including Corey Kluber and Cole Hamels What to do if you own Devin Mesoraco Whether Ryan Braun...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Manager Bryan Price Drops 77 F-Bombs In Epic Rant To Media (Audio)

There’s having a case of the Mondays, and then there’s what Bryan Price did Monday afternoon. The Cincinnati Reds manager met with the media in Milwaukee before his team’s game against the Brewers. He was asked a simple question about catcher Devin Mesoraco, who the Cincinnati Enquirer reported wasn’t with the team for Sunday’s contest with the...
Via NESN.com
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mesoraco absent because of family reasons

When the Reds arrived to the ballpark prior to Monday's game, one player was noticeably absent.   Catcher Devin Mesoraco hasn't played in a week because of a left hip impingement, but on Monday he was not only in the lineup, but not in the clubhouse either.   According to Reds.com, "Manager Bryan Price confirmed prior to the game that Mesoraco was home for family reasons and would...
Via Fox Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton improved, Mesoraco could catch in few days

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cincinnati Reds leadoff man Billy Hamilton was not in the lineup but was available to play a day after injuring his groin beating out an infield hit. Manager Bryan Price said Sunday that Hamilton was a ''useful piece'' and ''pretty close to a full go'' after running outdoors and hitting indoors. Price was a bit hesitant to use Hamilton after daylong rains in St. Louis...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Reds call up Ivan De Jesus Jr?

With Devin Mesoraco dealing with a small hip injury, but one that isn’t going to place him on the disabled list the Cincinnati Reds needed to make a move to bring up Kyle Skipworth so the team had a backup catcher to Brayan Pena for the time being. That meant that Chris Dominguez went down to Louisville to make room for Skipworth. When Mesoraco comes back the team will assuredly...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hip problem sidelines Reds' Mesoraco against Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of an ailing left hip. Reds manager Bryan Price said Mesoraco is sore but there is not any thought of a disabled list stint ''at this point.'' Mesoraco remained in Cincinnati for MRI. ''I think they have way better facilities than you're going to...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Mesoraco ailing, out of Reds' lineup vs. Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton and catcher Devin Mesoraco are ailing and out of the starting lineup for Monday night's game against the Chicago Cubs. Mesoraco stayed in Cincinnati to undergo an MRI on his ailing left hip. The 2014 All-Star is hitting .095 with just two hits and no RBIs in six games. Brayan Pena was in the Cincinnati lineup in place of Mesoraco...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco Watch - MRI on Hip

View image | gettyimages.com The Cincinnati Reds might be without catcher Devin Mesoraco for a while, if a MRI on his hip reveals any damage.  He sat out Sunday's game, and most people thought it was a routine rest day, but it turns out to be injury related.  With Matt Wieters yet to return from TJ surgery for the Orioles, Yan Gomes landing on the DL and potentially Mesoraco...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Is this the year of Travis d’Arnaud?

2014 was a tale of two seasons for New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, a former elite prospect who was entering his first full season in the major leagues. Acquired by the Mets from the Toronto Blue Jays along with catcher John Buck, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, and outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra on December 17, 2012 in exchange for then-reigning NL Cy Young winner...
Via Batting Leadoff
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds backstop Mesoraco out indefinitely after concussion

  Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is sidelined indefinitely because of a mild concussion he suffered when a foul ball hit him on the mask. Mesoraco was hit on Saturday during a spring training game against Kansas City and was held out of a game the following day. Mesoraco said on Monday that it's a mild concussion and has left him a little hazy. He's being tested daily and...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco sidelined by concussion

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is sidelined indefinitely because of a mild concussion he suffered when a foul ball hit him on the mask. Mesoraco was hit on Saturday during a spring training game against Kansas City and was held out of a game the following day. Mesoraco said on Monday that it's a mild concussion and has left him a little hazy. He's being...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds' Mesoraco prepared for increased workload behind the plate

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Devin Mesoraco is from Punsxutawney, Pa., also the home of Punsxutawney Phil, the ground hog who predicts whether or not there will be six more weeks of winter. But Phil only works once a year, on Feb. 2. Mesoraco, though, wants to work nearly every day of the 2015 baseball season as the No. 1 catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. "I want to play 161 games, then take...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Reds avoid arbitration with Mesoraco and Frazier

Sorry my fellow Reds fans, with basketball and football abuzz I didn’t even realize some of these moves were on tap. The Reds have had a busy off season for their standards, they traded Simon and Latos. They also traded for Marlon Byrd and now they have avoided arbitration on two of their young stars. The two stars are Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco. Both players made the All...
Via The Front Office News
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds, Devin Mesoraco Agree To Four-Year Extension

The Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with 26-year-old catcher Devin Mesoraco on a four-year, $28-million contract extension. The deal was first reported by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Source: Reds nearing a multiyear extension with catcher Devin Mesoraco. — timdierkes (@timdierkes) January 26, 2015 Mesoraco gets a four-year, $28MM deal from Reds. No options. Can...
Via Baseball Essential
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting How Devin Mesoraco Got Good

The Reds have officially given four years and at least $28 million to Devin Mesoraco. The contract buys out what would’ve been Mesoraco’s first year of free agency, and this is a contract that would’ve looked a little weird to an observer a year ago. Through 2013, in the majors, Mesoraco owned a 70 wRC+, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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