Mesoraco gets two games
The Reds announced that C Devin Mesoraco will serve a two-game suspension Tuesday and Wednesday, which is one game less than the original three-game suspension that was levied after his contact in a July 30 argument with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild. Mesoraco, who appealed the original discipline from MLB, suffered a concussion from a collision one inning before that argument over balls and strikes with Fairchild.
The Reds have recalled catcher Dioner Navarro and optioned reliever Logan Ondrusek to Triple-A Louisville. Ondrusek allowed two runs and three hits over two innings in Monday’s loss. In August, he’s given up five runs over 6 2/3 innings (6.75 ERA in that stretch).
Mesoraco, who is batting .210 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 52 games, is the regular catcher for Mike Leake and Homer Bailey. With Bailey starting vs. the Phillies on Tuesday, the Reds are starting Ryan Hanigan.