Mesoraco suspended 3 games
Catcher Devin Mesoraco of the Cincinnati Reds has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for making contact with Umpire Chad Fairchild during the top of the third inning of Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
Unless appealed, Mesoraco is scheduled to begin serving his suspension tonight, when the Reds are to continue their series with the Padres. If appealed, Mesoraco’s suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
**The Reds have yet to announce their plan on how to deal with the suspension, or a roster move…if Mesoraco does not appeal.
UPDATE: Mesoraco said he is appealing. Here is the story.
UPDATE No. 2 — Shortly before the game, the Reds announced that Mesoraco was placed on the 7-day DL for a concussion. Dioner Navarro was called up from Triple-A Louisville. To make room on the 40-man roster, INF Mike Costanzo was designated for assignment.