Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was diagnosed with a “minor” concussion after taking a foul tip off his mask Saturday in a Cactus League game. It’s always odd when a team labels any brain injury as “minor,” but this one does seem to be on the less-severe side.
MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports that Mesoraco was cleared to resume baseball activities Wednesday in Reds camp. “He’s already in the cage hitting,” Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters Wednesday morning. “He’ll go out there and throw (as well).”
Mesoraco should be ready for more Cactus League action in about a week and he is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day. The 26-year-old hit .273/.359/.534 with 25 homers and 80 RBI in 114 games last season.