Reds put Mesoraco on disabled list

Catcher has a left shoulder strain

The Cincinnati Reds placed catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Wednesday before the third game of a series against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Mesoraco missed most of the 2016 season, appearing in 16 games, after undergoing surgery to fix a labrum tear in his left shoulder. He returned to action April 28 and is hitting .234 with six home runs in 40 games.

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Mesoraco also missed most of the 2015 season, appearing in 23 games, because an impingement in his hip.

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To take Mesoraco’s place on the roster, the Reds recalled right-handed pitcher Ariel Hernandez from Triple-A Louisville. Hernandez appeared in five games in April and June and has a 2.00 ERA in nine innings.

The Reds still have two catchers on the roster. Tucker Barnhart is hitting .279 in 58 games. Stuart Turner is hitting .161 in 16 games.

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