Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip

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Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Mesoraco was already out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder back in May. The backstop also had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip last year.

Just more bad luck for Mesoraco, who turned 28 years old last month. He hasn’t been able to complete a full, healthy season since coming into the league in 2011. He broke out in 2014, batting .273/.359/.534 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI in 440 plate appearances, but stepped to the plate only 51 times last year and 55 times this year before being sidelined.

The Reds will continue to go with Tucker Barnhart and Ramon Cabrera behind the plate.

Max Fried loses to Braves in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request.

Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after hearing arguments.

Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year in arbitration instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal.

He followed former Atlanta teammate Dansby Swanson in going to a hearing in consecutive years. Swanson, a shortstop, lost in 2021 and won last year, then signed a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

The last player to win hearings in consecutive years was pitcher Trevor Bauer against Cleveland in 2018 and 2019.

Fried, a 29-year-old left-hander, went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In 2021, Fried pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.