Devin Mesoraco had a setback with his hip

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Devin Mesoraco hasn’t caught since April 12 due to a left hip impingement, but the Reds have kept him active as a pinch-hitter and designated hitter rather than place him on the disabled list. It looks like they aren’t going to have a choice soon.

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Mesoraco tested his hip Friday by trying to get into a catching position and doing 15 squats and giving signs. It didn’t go well.

“It was very difficult,” he said. “It’s probably not something that’s going to happen any time soon. It obviously caused some problems afterward. It doesn’t make sense to do a whole lot more right now because it doesn’t feel good.”

Mesoraco plans to make a decision about surgery after the Reds return from their current road trip. Surgery would end his season, but there’s no sense in delaying it any longer if he isn’t seeing improvement.