Mesoraco dealing with strained left oblique

Mesoraco dealing with strained left oblique

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Reds have endured numerous pitching injuries and now are dealing with one to their starting catcher. Devin Mesoraco is out of action because of a strained left oblique muscle.

"[Thursday] we didn't do anything. Just some ice and let it calm down a little bit," Mesoraco said. "We're going to start working on it a little bit just to see where I'm at here today and tomorrow and go from there."

Mesoraco said he felt something while swinging in the cage a couple of days ago.

"It was just real minor and I just took a second," Mesoraco said. "I kept trying to swing and kept going and it didn't bother me at all. I came in and sat down and cooled down and went back out. I could just tell that it wasn't quite right. So I kind of shut it down before I did anything to really aggravate it."

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