DEVIN MESORACO NEWS

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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers vs. Reds

The Cincinnati Reds have often labored at the plate and their struggles have been especially acute during a four-game losing streak. They're still performing better than the Milwaukee Brewers, whose stunning scarcity of power has left them with the majors' worst record. The Reds and Brewers each seek to end their offensive woes in a four-game series that begins Monday night. Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds, Brewers share similar struggle coming into series

The Cincinnati Reds have often labored at the plate and their struggles have been especially acute during a four-game losing streak. They're still performing better than the Milwaukee Brewers, whose stunning scarcity of power has left them with the majors' worst record. The Reds and Brewers each seek to end their offensive woes in a four-game series that begins Monday night. Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds-Brewers Preview

The Cincinnati Reds have often labored at the plate and their struggles have been especially acute during a four-game losing streak. They're still performing better than the Milwaukee Brewers, whose stunning scarcity of power has left them with the majors' worst record. The Reds and Brewers each seek to end their offensive woes in a four-game series that begins Monday night. Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bailey throws bullpen, Mesoraco out again for Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Homer Bailey has moved closer to a return to the Reds' rotation, but Devin Mesoraco is out of Cincinnati's lineup for a third straight game because of a left hip injury and could be headed to the disabled list. The Reds are playing short-handed against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night with Mesoraco back in Cincinnati for rehabilitation. Manager Bryan Price didn't...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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

Reds, Mesoraco reach 4-year deal

CINCINNATI -- The Reds entrusted their everyday catching duties to Devin Mesoraco last year. It worked out so well the two have decided to keep the relationship going another four seasons. The Reds and Mesoraco, 26, reached agreement on a four-year contract worth $28 million on Monday that keeps Mesoraco behind the Cincinnati plate through the 2018 season. The deal covers Mesoraco...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds sign Devin Mesoraco to four-year extension

Devin Mesoraco. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Cincinnati Reds have signed All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco to a four-year contract extension, avoiding arbitration. This was Mesoraco’s first year of arbitration eligibility. He filed for $3.6 million for 2015 and the Reds countered his offer with $2.45 million. Mesoraco made just $525,000 in 2014 and was projected to make $2.8...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher Devin Mesoraco gets 4-year deal from Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have agreed to a four-year contract with All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco, leaving them with two players in salary arbitration. Mesoraco made $525,000 last season, when he took over as the starter and led all major league catchers in homers (25) and RBIs (80) while batting .273. His 24 homers while catching were the most by a Reds player since Johnny Bench...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Catcher Breakout Candidates

Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America When researching my recent post on Devin Mesoraco, I looked at how 2015 Steamer projections and early NFBC ADP data compared to how players ranked in 2014. There were two young catchers that finished well outside the top 12 catchers last year that both Steamer and ADP think will be top 12 catchers this year, Travis d’Arnaud and Wilson...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: What to Make of Devin Mesoraco

Devin MesoracoSource: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America Fantasy football season is over and there’s a short slate of NHL games on tap tonight, so I’m turning my attention to fantasy baseball for the first time in 2015. I intended to do a breakdown of the differences between early NFBC ADP data and rankings according to the 2015 Steamer projections. But as I got into it...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #179: Devin Mesoraco | C | CIN

Homers, homers, and more homers. That was Devin Mesoraco’s 2014 season in a nutshell. The Reds breakout slugger crushed 25 bombs in just 440 PA and 384 AB, good for rates of one homer every 17.1 PA or 15.4 AB. While the homer total wasn’t elite, the homer rate was. Mesoraco’s 17.6 PA/HR in 2014 was elite  While this chart isn’t very instructive — you knew Mesoraco...
Via Baseball Professor
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

How should the Cincinnati Reds approach the offseason?

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds were crushed by injuries. Joey Votto missed 60% of the season and wasn’t exactly healthy for the time he was on the field. Devin Mesoraco missed a month over two different DL trips. Brandon Phillips missed a month. Jay Bruce missed two weeks but never recovered once he came back. Tony Cingrani missed nearly half of the season. Homer Bailey missed a third...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Mesoraco: The next Johnny Bench?

CINCINNATI -- Some might say that Devin Mesoraco wears his feelings on his sleeve and if he doesn't he certainly wears them on his chest. The red jersey Mesoraco wears under his Cincinnati Reds uniform every game says, "I Play to Win." That he does. And while the Reds haven't done a whole lot of it this year, the 26-year-old catcher has done his part and sprinkled in a whole lot...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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