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Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco calls it a season; to have hip surgery and be ready for 2016

Devin Mesoraco catching by Dealphungo - Own work. 2012 Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The short and disappointing 2015 season for Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has finally come to an end.

No more being used as a DH during Interleague games, no more late-inning pinch-hitting duty or even an experiment as a leftfielder.

The decision has been made to undergo season-ending hip surgery in New York on June 29 to repair a left hip impingement.

Performing the surgery will be Dr. Bryan Kelly who says that it will take four to six months of rehabilitation for the Reds’ starting backstop.

He should be able to resume catching and be ready for the start of the 2016 season.

Mesoraco says that the problem with his hip is that he has bones rubbing together and it effected his range of motion when playing catcher and has caused other problems.

The 27-year-old, who has been with the Reds since 2011, has not caught a game since April 12. He was placed on the DL May 25.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mesoraco ends the season with only 45 at bats in 23 games.

He was a 2014 National League All-Star.

Reds get Hanigan back from disabled list

Ryan Hanigan (photo by BubbaFan via wikipedia commons)

The Cincinnati Reds activated catcher Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. To make room on the 25-man roster, catcher Corky Miller was designated for assignment.

Devin Mesoraco did most of the catching while Hanigan was out, with Miller catching in six games.

Hanigan had been on the disabled list since April 21 with a strained left oblique and a sore right thumb. He batted 3-for-8 with two RBIs in three games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville.

The 32-year-old Hanigan was in the Reds lineup Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, a 4-3 win for Cincinnati.

Reds September call-up list includes seven players; speedy Hamilton left off


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The anticipated Cincinnati Reds September call-up list has been on the minds of fans and media for the past month.

The list is out but the one player everybody wanted to see, Billy Hamilton, will not be coming to Cincinnati.

There are seven players that have been called up: right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek, infielder Henry Rodriguez, shortstop Didi Gregorius joined the team on September 1.

Catcher Devin Mesoraco joined the team on Sunday in Houston.

Right-handed pitchers Todd Redmond and Pedro Villarreal will arrive in Cincinnati on Tuesday for the Philadelphia series.


Info compiled from Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news

Reds rookie Mesoraco suspended, put on 7-day DL for concussion symptoms


Cincinnati Reds rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco had planned to appeal his three-game suspension for making contact with an umpire during an argument on Monday night. He was suspended and fined an undisclosed amount Wednesday by Major League Baseball for making contact with an umpire.

But it seems that he’ll be missing some games anyway as a precaution.

Mesoraco was placed on the seven-day disabled list for concussions before Wednesday night’s game against San Diego.

Devin Mesoraco ( photo)

The Reds were busy with other roster moves as well. Cincinnati  optioned right-hander Todd Redmond to Triple-A Louisville and called up catcher Dioner Navarro from its top farm club. Newly acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton, obtained in a trade Tuesday with Kansas City, was also added to the active roster.

Redmond was recalled Tuesday from Louisville when left-hander Bill Bray went on the 15-day disabled list with back problems. Redmond has been called up to the majors three times this season but is yet to make his big league debut.

Navarro, signed in January by the Reds as a minor league free agent, has spent the year with the Louisville Bats, where he was an All-Star in the International League. He was hitting .330 with four home runs and 27 RBIs in 57 games.

Mesoraco was injured in a collision with San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin at home plate in the second inning of Monday night’s 11-5 loss to the Padres. The catcher was later ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Before leaving the field, he pointed a finger at plate umpire Chad Fairchild’s chest protector and bumped him.

Once he comes off the DL, Mesoraco will be allowed to play until his appeal is heard.


Info compiled from MLB, Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news



Mesoraco’s grand slam gives Reds 4-game sweep of Braves, 6-3; win streak at 6


Devin Mesoraco in the foreground, is progressing nicely as a rookie catcher (

Before their game with Atlanta on Thursday night, the Cincinnati Reds honored Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, presenting him with one of the bases as a memento of his last trip ever into Cincinnati. Jones is planning on retiring after the 2012 season. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 23,312 after highlights of his career were show on the Great American Ball Park scoreboard.

Up until the bottom of the sixth inning, it looked as if the injury-riddled Braves would limped out of town with at least one win in the four-game set. They were leading 2-1 and Randall Delgado (2-5) was holding the Reds offense at bay.

The tide then changed as Delgado had control problems and the Reds loaded the bases with one out. Enter the game for the Braves is reliever Kris Medlen to face rookie Devin Mesoraco.

Mesoraco, the Reds #2 catcher hit his first career grand slam leading the new National League Central Division leaders to a 6-3 win and a four-game sweep of Atlanta.

It was the first home run for Mesoraco since April 27. He pulled a 2-0 Medlen pitch towering to left-field that stayed inside the foul pole for his fourth major league round-tripper and the Reds’ third grand slam homer of the year.

Cincinnati completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at old Riverfront Stadium.

The Reds had not hit a very many homers before the series, but the teams both reached the seats with regularity. The Braves and Reds combined for 16 homers, 13 solo shots which accounted for 21 of the 24 runs in the series.

Chipper Jones (file photo)

Braves losing pitcher Delgado, gave up, four runs, seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. He has not won a game since April 17, going 0-5 with two no-decisions.

The Braves are mired in their second four-game losing streak of the season. The Braves had to play the series without their best two hitters in Jones, who made one pinch-hit appearance due to a bruised left calf muscle. Catcher Brian McCann could not play the final three games due to an illness.

Homer Bailey (3-3) was the winning pitcher for the Reds, allowing four hits and two runs and has won back-to-back games for the first time this season beating the Yankees and now the Braves.

Logan Ondrusek picked up his second save of the season.


Info compiled from MLB, Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news reports


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