Devin Mesoraco#39, C, Cincinnati
- June 19, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
- 2007 1ˢᵗ round (15ᵗʰ pick) by the Cincinnati Reds
— Player Notes
Advice: That should mean we can effectively rule him out for a return to the lineup this weekend. Mesoraco has been limited to just one pinch-hitting appearance over the last 12 days while battling a left hip impingement. Brayan Pena is behind the dish again Friday.
More: John Fay on Twitter7 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: Mesoraco has been limited to just one pinch-hitting appearance over the last 12 days while battling a left hip impingement. He'll presumably be available off the bench again Friday, but it remains unclear when he might be ready to catch. Brayan Pena is behind the dish Friday.
More: MLB Lineups on TwitterFri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Advice: Mesoraco was able to pinch-hit on Tuesday, but he's not ready to catch yet due to a left hip impingement. He'll remain available off the bench. Brayan Pena is getting another start behind the dish Wednesday.Rotoworld
Advice: Mesoraco isn't ready to catch yet, but hitting and running doesn't appear to be an issue. The fact that the Reds are willing to use him in a pinch-hitting role suggests that they're unconcerned about a potential disabled list stint. Expect Mesoraco back in the lineup before long.Wed, Apr 22 Rotoworld
Advice: Mesoraco hasn't started a game since April 11 due to a left hip impingement and his status for the rest of the week remains a mystery. He left the Reds on Sunday night in St. Louis to tend to a family issue, but the star catcher has rejoined the team Tuesday in Milwaukee. Brayan Pena is again behind the plate.Rotoworld
Advice: He left the Reds before their Sunday night game in St. Louis was over. Cincinnati manager Bryan Price expects Mesoraco back on Tuesday, although it's unclear if he'll be ready to play then. He hasn't started a game since April 11 due to a left hip impingement. Brayan Pena is behind the plate Monday.Rotoworld
Advice: Mesoraco also revealed that his official diagnosis is a left hip impingement. The catcher remains hopeful of avoiding the disabled list, but it doesn't appear to be a given. Brayan Pena will be the primary catcher for the Reds in the meantime, with Taylor Barnhart serving as the backup.
More: Mark Sheldon on TwitterMon, Apr 20 Rotoworld
Advice: It's unlikely to be Friday, as the Reds just swapped out Kyle Skipworth for Tucker Barnhart at catcher prior to the game. Mesoraco is apparently feeling better, though, and looks to be back in action at some point versus the Cardinals. He's dealing with inflammation in his left hip.
More: MLBlogs.comFri, Apr 17 Rotoworld
Advice: An MRI on Mesoraco's left hip showed no structural damage, but he remained back in Cincinnati to undergo treatment rather than join the club on the road in Chicago. "He still has some soreness, so he's continued to do some rehab stuff in Cincinnati," manager Bryan Price said. "It's a day-by-day thing and we hope to have him back soon." The earliest Mesoraco could play again appears to be this weekend in St. Louis, and that looks to be far from a given. However, the Reds appear willing to play a man short for a few days so that they don't have to commit to losing the catcher for 15 days. Brayan Pena will be behind the plate for now.
More: Cincinnati EnquirerFri, Apr 17 Rotoworld
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