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Devin Mesoraco (C / Cin)

Devin Mesoraco (C, Cin)

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

This marks the second consecutive day that Mesoraco will watch from the bench. He's been getting a few days per week off in order to keep him healthy, so he'll cede another start to Tucker Barnhart for the series opener.

Recent Stats

Week Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Total
Season               87
12 0 0
11 6 4 0 5 15
10 0 8 9 1 18
9 6 5 0 11
8 0 1 0 1 2

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Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Impact

Mesoraco continues to take about two days off per week and will head to the bench in favor of Tucker Barnhart. Mesoraco is slashing .238/.347/.524 over his first 84 at-bats this year.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Mesoraco continues to get a steady diet of days off in an effort to keep him healthy, and that trend will continue with a day game on tap Wednesday. Tucker Barnhart will assume catching duties in his stead.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres.

Impact

Despite knocking homers in consecutive games, Mesoraco will head to the bench as Tucker Barnhart comes on to catch for Bronson Arroyo. The 28-year-old is now slashing .240/.345/.493 with five home runs in 87 plate appearances on the year.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

Impact

This marks the second straight game that Mesoraco will watch from the bench. The Reds really seem to be taking things very cautiously with the embattled catcher, although he also has just two hits in his past 21 at-bats. Tucker Barnhart will assume catching duties for the evening in his place.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Mesoraco will get his second night off in three days as the Reds continue to give him ample rest time in order to keep him healthy. Tucker Barnhart will assume catching duties in his stead.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Mesoraco continues to receive ample time off this season and will again head to the bench while Tucker Barnhart draws the start in his stead.

Devin Mesoraco is out of Friday's lineup against the Braves.

Impact

He has essentially been splitting time evenly with Tucker Barnhart of late, and is in the midst of an 0-for-15 funk over his last five games. Barnhart will catch Bronson Arroyo and hit eighth.

Devin Mesoraco is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Impact

Tucker Barnhart will take over behind the plate following back-to-back starts by Mesoraco to open the series. Mesoraco has been scuffling at the plate, going hitless in his last four starts and batting .216/.333/.373 in May, but by all indications he's healthy after a hamstring scare near the middle of the month.

Devin Mesoraco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

With an .808 OPS on the campaign, Mesoraco has generally impressed since coming off the disabled list in late April, but the Reds remain eager to limit his workload behind the plate after the 28-year-old essentially lost the last two seasons to injury. As a result, Mesoraco will receive his second day off in a row, opening up another start for Tucker Barnhart.

Devin Mesoraco is out of Saturday's lineup against the Phillies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

He has received 16 at-bats over the last week, and has a home run and 4:3 K:BB over that stretch. Tucker Barnhart will start behind the dish and hit eighth.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

After going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Tuesday, Mesoraco will get a chance to clear his head. Tucker Barnhart takes over behind the plate to catch for Lisalverto Bonilla.

Devin Mesoraco is not in the lineup Monday against the Indians, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Mesoraco has been raking since getting healthy, but he'll head to the bench for a night off on the heels of his second-straight two-hit showing. Tucker Barnhart will assume catching duties for the night.

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

Impact

After missing the previous game with a hamstring issue, Mesoraco clubbed his second homer of the year as part of a big sixth inning that helped the Reds pick up a victory. Although he doesn't start every day, his .289/.400/.474 slash line is extremely valuable from the catcher position.

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) is starting at catcher and hitting eighth Saturday against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

He missed three straight games before making a pinch-hit appearance Friday. Mesoraco is hitting .265/.375/.382 with one home run in 40 plate appearances this season.

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Impact

The news comes as no surprise considering Mesoraco is being considered for a stint on the disabled list. The oft-injured catcher has been held out for the past three games and again gives way to Tucker Barnhart behind the plate in Friday's matchup.

Devin Mesoraco is still experiencing hamstring issues and could be placed on the disabled list, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Mesoraco, who last played Sunday, said that he's yet to return to full health and will have his hamstring evaluated again Friday. Following Friday's evaluation, it should become clear how the Reds plan to proceed with the injured backstop. While Mesoraco is out, look for Tucker Barnhart and Stuart Turner to fill in behind the dish.

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Although his initial removal from Sunday's bout seemed to be precautionary, this marks the second consecutive game Mesoraco will miss due to the ailment. It's unclear if the Reds are just being overly cautious with the embattled catcher or if there's actually a bigger issue at hand, but more information should be disclosed relatively soon. Tucker Barnhart will fill in for him behind the plate once again.

Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

The Reds will play it safe with Mesoraco after he was prematurely lifted from Sunday's contest with a tight hamstring. Even though the 28-year-old doesn't believe the ailment to be anything overly serious, the Reds will hold him out for an extra day given he's played in just 39 games over the past two seasons. Tucker Barnhart will draw the start behind the dish in his stead.

Devin Mesoraco left Sunday's game early with hamstring tightness, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Mesoraco said he could have kept playing through the tightness, so his removal seems simply precautionary. Mesoraco will rest up on the Reds' off day Monday with the hopes of being ready to go for Tuesday's series opener against the Cubs.