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Reds' Devin Mesoraco: Resumes squatting
Mesoraco (hip) has resumed squatting, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Now about four and a half months removed from hip surgery, Mesoraco has been cleared to get into the squat position but has not yet started baseball activities. The plan calls for Mesoraco to return to Cincinnati in December to start working with catching coordinator Mike Stefanski in hopes of being ready for spring training. Mesoraco was limited to just 23 games in 2015, managing two extra-base hits (zero homers) in 51 plate appearances.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Reds call up Dylan Axelrod, place Manny Parra on DL
The Reds recalled RHP Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville. Axelrod was 6-6 with a 4.05 ERA with Louisville, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Axelrod will replace Manny Parra, who the Reds placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left elbow. The team currently has no timetable for Parra's return. To clear space on the 40-man roster, the Reds moved catcher Devin Mesoraco to the 60-day disabled list. Mesoraco is out for the season after hip surgery.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Result of hip surgery for Reds C Devin Mesoraco thrills Price
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a left hip impingement, MLB.com has reported. Bryan Price expressed joy at the result after hearing from Mesoraco. "Thumbs up, big thumbs up," Price said. "I've been back and forth with the texts to him. He's very happy." Mesoraco is expected to miss the rest of the season.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Reds' Devin Mesoraco having hip surgery on June 29
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will have hip surgery in New York on June 29, per the Cincinnati Inquirer. Mesoraco has been battling the injury all season and got shut down on his most recent minor league rehab assignment. The surgery appears to be season ending. Mesoraco said he'd be able to do his offseason work on schedule. "It's disappointing," Mesoraco said, per MLB.com. "I've been trying so long to get it better and get it to the point where I can play, that at this point there's just nothing else that we can do. I feel good about getting it done and moving on to next season."
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Triple-A manager says Reds C Devin Mesoraco is clearly still injured
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco played three games with Triple-A Louisville during a rehab assignment but was recently pulled after his injured hip continued to bother him. Louisville manager Delino DeShields is saying Mesoraco still has a long way to go to recover from the lingering hip issues, per Cincinnati.com. "He's not going to be the player they want him to be with a bad hip," DeShields told the Courier-Journal Sunday. "I don't care where you put him. … The main thing for him, right now, is to get healthy. It's obvious, to me, that he's injured, and he's not going to get better. It was even hurting him on his swings the other night in Columbus. I just want to see him get healthy, if it's surgery or whatever it is."
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Reds' Mesoraco taken off rehab assignment, back to rehabbing hip
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been taken off his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville after suffering a setback with his hip injury Wednesday, manager Bryan Price said Friday, per MLB.com. Mesoraco will return to Cincinnati for rehab work and will be reassessed after the team's road trip. Mesoraco, who hasn't caught since April 12, is trying to make the transition to the outfield. "We thought he could transition back to the outfield and it hasn't gone as well as we had hoped from a physical standpoint," Price said.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Reds' Devin Mesoraco has soreness after Wednesday's game
Reds catcher/outfielder Devin Mesoraco experienced soreness a day after Wednesday's game with the Triple-A Louisville Bats, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Mesoraco went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts against Columbus. He's on a rehab assignment due to a hip injury. Mesoraco was already scheduled to have Thursday off due to a death in the family and will be re-evaluated on Friday.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Reds' Devin Mesoraco goes hitless in rehab start
Reds catcher/outfielder Devin Mesoraco went 0 for 3 with a strikeout in a rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Monday. It wasn't the result Mesoraco was hoping for in the first game of his rehab assignment. Mesoraco has been recovering from a hip injury that has sidelined him for a good chunk of the season. He was replaced by Yorman Rodriguez before he had the chance to make a fourth plate appearance. Mesoraco is slated for at least two or three more rehab games before coming back to the Reds. This season, he's hit .178/.275/.244 with two RBI in 45 at-bats.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Reds' Devin Mesoraco (hip) to begin Triple-A rehab Monday
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville in Columbus on Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Mesoraco, who said he feels great, will man left field during the rehab assignment in preparation for a new role with the Reds. Manager Bryan Price thinks Mesoraco will need three or four games with Louisville before being activated from the disabled list. Mesoraco has hit .178/.275/.244 with two RBI in 45 at-bats.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Reds to work Devin Mesoraco in left field to salvage injured season
Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters that he'll start working injured catcher Devin Mesoraco in left field to see if he can stay play this season, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Mesoraco has seen a hip specialist in New York, and the team remains confident he'll be ready for 2016, even if he plays through 2015 and has surgery in the offseason. Price added that he anticipates Mesoraco catching for the Reds in 2016, per MLB.com. "We're going to continue to prepare him to hit and potentially work with him in the outfield a little bit and see if that's an option moving forward, to see if we can extract some value from him before we write off his season," Price said. "If he can't catch and he can only be a pinch-hitter, his value is so limited that it wouldn't make sense to take up that roster spot if that's all he can do. If he can play the outfield a bit capably, it's a way to get him in the lineup every now and again and let his bat do some influence for our club." Mesoraco was placed on the disabled list on May 25, after trying to play through a left hip impingement through the early portion of the season. He was limited to only 45 at-bats, and held a slash line of .178/.275/.244 at the time he landed on the shelf. "I also don't know how quickly we'll be able to assess if this is reasonable to do with Devin," Price said. "What we're doing is looking at it. We're not committing to the fact he's going to be a left fielder. But we're going to look at it before we start talking about 2016 for Devin. We'd like to keep 2015 on the table as an option."
INJURY ALERT: Questionable | Hip | Questionable for start of spring training