Mesoraco (broken foot) will miss the next 3-to-6 weeks, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He was placed on the DL with a broken foot, and this timetable is essentially what was to be expected. His season is in jeopardy, but there is a chance he returns at some point in September. Given his mediocre performance (.213/.321/.390) when healthy -- staying healthy has been a struggle once again for Mesoraco -- he can be cut loose in the majority of single-season formats. Tucker Barnhart should see the bulk of the starts behind the dish going forward.
Mesoraco (foot) was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday. He was hit on the foot by a pitch in Monday's game, and the result is a small foot fracture and DL stint. Depending on severity of the fracture, Mesoraco could conceivably return this season, but the smart money is probably on the Reds taking a conservative approach and holding him out as they play out the string. Mesoraco hit .213/.321/.390 with six home runs in 165 plate appearances, as injuries once again dominated the narrative for the talented catcher. Tucker Barnhart and Stuart Turner will serve as the Reds' options behind the plate for the foreseeable future, with Barnhart in line to see the bulk of the starts.
Mesoraco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Mesoraco drew the start Saturday but went 0-for-3 at the plate and was ejected late in the game for jawing with the home plate umpire. He'll give way to Tucker Barnhart, who will bat eighth in the lineup.
Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup against the Brewers on Friday. Mesoraco returned from paternity leave Thursday, but remains out of the lineup for the 10th time in the last 11 games. The 29-year-old backstop has been dealing with a rash of knee and back injuries over the past month which have cut into his regular playing time. It also hasn't helped that his counterpart, Tucker Barnhart, is batting .292 with seven RBI over his last nine games. Expect Mesoraco to see more starts in the coming weeks, if he can stay healthy.
Mesoraco is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. Mesoraco missed the last three games while on paternity leave, and the catcher will continue to sit on the bench for the finale of the San Diego series as Tucker Barnhart fills in behind the plate. The 29-year-old hasn't played much in the second half of this season; with knee issues, a shoulder injury and the birth of his child forcing Mesoraco to play in only 12 games since the All-Star break. During that span, he's hit just 4-for-26 (.154), but figures to slide back into his regular role of getting roughly four starts per week moving forward.
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