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Reds awaiting result of Mesoraco's appeal

Reds awaiting result of Mesoraco's appeal

Reds awaiting result of Mesoraco's appeal
PHILADELPHIA -- As of Monday afternoon, there was no word on an appeal for Reds rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco's three-game suspension. Mesoraco was disciplined for making contact while arguing with an umpire and being ejected on July 30 against the Padres -- the same game during which he suffered a concussion.

"We're awaiting," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We've got some tentative word, but I have to wait to hear from Walt [Jocketty] on what it is exactly."

Jocketty, Cincinnati's general manager, is not traveling with the club this week. Mesoraco started behind the plate while Mike Leake pitched Monday against the Phillies.

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If the suspension is upheld before rosters are expanded on Sept. 1, there would be ramifications. The Reds would have to make a move to bring in a catcher while still playing with 24 men.

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