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Reds To Extend Catcher Mesoraco

The Cincinnati Reds and catcher Devin Mesoraco have reached an agreement on a contract extension.  It has been reported that the deal is four-years with $28 million guaranteed, thus avoiding arbitration for the first time.

Mesoraco, 26, was the Cincinnati Reds first round draft choice back in the 2007 draft.  He made his major league debut in September of 2011.  2014 was his coming of age season as he was given a chance to play just about everyday, and he responded with making his first All-Star team.

In 114 games, Mesoraco hit 25 home runs and drove in 80.  He hit .273 with a .359 on base percentage and an .893 OPS.  For those into advances statistics, his WAR was 4.7 which was good enough for fifth.

His play allowed the Reds to move Ryan Hanigan and the deal has him under team control until 2018 for right now.

 

 

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