Reds place C Devin Mesoraco (hip) on disabled list

Monday May 25th, 2015

The Cincinnnati Reds have placed catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Monday.

In a corresponding move, the team activated left-handed pitcher Manny Parra.

Mesoraco hasn't caught since April 12 while dealing with a hip impingement but has continued to contribute at the plate. In 51 plate appearances this season, Mesoraco has batted .178 with zero home runs and two RBIs.

He recently had a setback with the injury.

Last season the 26-year-old hit .273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI and earned his first All-Star nod. In January, the Reds signed Mesoraco to a contract extension worth $28 million over four years.

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If Mesoraco elects to undergo surgery, it could sideline him for the remainder of the season.

Cincinnati currently sits in fourth place in the National League Central with an 18-25 record. The Reds open a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies on Monday.


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