Devin Mesoraco#39, C, Cincinnati
- June 19, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
- 2007 1ˢᵗ round (15ᵗʰ pick) by the Cincinnati Reds
— Player Notes
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 Twitter7 hours ago 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
Advice: Mesoraco was sent for an MRI on his left hip Monday, but the Reds reportedly received a positive report and he's considered day-to-day. However, Brayan Pena is starting behind the plate again Tuesday.
More: MLBlogs.comWed, Apr 15 Rotoworld
Advice: Mesoraco didn't play on Sunday in what appeared to just be a typical rest day, but he's going through a little more physically than was initially thought. The team hopes that an MRI will clear up the source of his hip discomfort. Kyle Skipworth has been called up in case the Reds need another catcher.
More: Mark Gonzales on TwitterTue, Apr 14 Rotoworld
Advice: He's receiving his first day off, as Brayan Pena is catching Raisel Iglesias. Marlon Byrd is also getting a breather, with Brennan Boesch handling left field.Rotoworld
Saturday, April 18
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Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
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|Day (this year)||4||12||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||1||0||.167||.286||.167||.452|
|Last game vs. StL||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.500||.000||.500|
|Career vs. Carlos Martínez||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.667||.667||1.000||1.667|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Apr 12||StL||L 5-7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.095||.174||.095||.269|
|Apr 11||StL||L 1-4||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||.100||.143||.100||.243|
|Apr 10||StL||W 5-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.063||.118||.063||.180|
|Apr 9||Pit||W 3-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.083||.154||.083||.237|
|Apr 8||Pit||W 5-4||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.000||.111||.000||.111|
|Apr 6||Pit||W 5-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.000||.250||.000||.250|