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Suspension over, Reds send Devin Mesoraco to Triple-A

Aug 23, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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Devin Mesoraco finished serving his two-game suspension for making contact with an umpire and now the Reds are sending him to Triple-A.

Mesoraco has been in the majors all season, but the 24-year-old rookie has struggled while hitting .210 and hasn’t gotten consistent playing time behind veteran starter Ryan Hanigan.

Now the Reds will use Dioner Navarro as their little-used backup and presumably give Mesoraco everyday playing time in the minors, although the Triple-A season is just about over anyway and he’ll likely be called back up when rosters expand next month.

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes that Mesoraco will be eligible for the postseason roster via the injury replacement rule.

  1. metalhead65 - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    though it is hard to get playing time behind hannigan you would think as much as dusty loves to sit hot players for no reason he could have found time to give hannigan some rest and find more playing time for mesoraco. what a waste of talent, maybe if dusty had played him last year when the reds were out of the race and he was called up in Sept. to get big league experiance which is why teams call prospects up,he might have done better. what more could he have done in the minors? what good is letting him play every day for 2 weeks then sitting him when he comes back up going to do? maybe walt will ship him in out with another batch of reds prospects this winter.

  2. whodeytn - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Yes, of course it’s all Dusty’s fault.

    UGH.

    • brucewaynewins - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Just a heads up. If you want to reply to metalhead use the reply button so he has a better chance of seeing it.

      But yes I agree 100% it’s not Dusty’s fault and it gets tiresome when people blame him for everything. Is Dusty perfect? No. But who is? He has his faults but this situation is not his doing in anyway.

  3. mrredlegz - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I don’t get it. I don’t really care because he hasn’t done much this year. But I don’t get it.

  4. redguy12588 - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    I said he was a below average starting catcher, what I meant to say was that he’s a good AAA catcher.

  5. whodeytn - Aug 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    The Reds would have had to use an option to send Navarro back down to AAA. Instead, they send Mes down (who has more options left and will also be brought back up in September) and bring up JJ Hoover for the series against the Cards. Hoover is a good LHP out of the pen and gives us yet another weapon for the cards big left handed bats.

    Quit complaining and actually think before you post.

    • jonrox - Aug 23, 2012 at 9:24 PM

      @whodeytn: Hoover is right handed. His call up makes that Broxton trade even more baffling than it already was. It also means that Ondrusek likely will be staying down in the minors until the Sept 1 callup date (he was sent down to make room for Navaro)

      • mrredlegz - Aug 23, 2012 at 9:50 PM

        Touche.

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