Reds reach deal with C Mesoraco

Cincinnati, OH ( – The Cincinnati Reds and catcher Devin
Mesoraco have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a four-year contract
extension on Monday.

According to multiple media outlets, including, the deal is worth $28

Mesoraco, 26, was an All-Star for the first time last season when he batted
.273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI over 114 games.

Selected 15th overall by the Reds in the 2007 draft, Mesoraco has hit .245
with 41 homers and 142 RBI in 289 career games.