Rotowire: Sep 26 / 9:13a ET
News: Mesoraco is out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
Impact: Mesoraco will give way to Tucker Barnhart behind the plate for the second straight day, as he sat in Thursday afternoon's game as well. There doesn't appear to be any injury in play here, so it looks like manager Bryan Price is simply resting his regular backstop after a .276/.360/.541 season in which he's racked up 25 homers and 78 RBI.
Rotowire: Sep 25 / 7:11a ET
News: Mesoraco is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Impact: With the Reds and Brewers getting off to an early start Thursday after Wednesday's night game, Mesoraco will be afforded some rest. With the exception of perhaps Todd Frazier, no player has been more valuable to the Reds this season. Mesoraco's breakout campaign (.276/.360/.541 batting line, 25 homers, 78 RBI) has him in position to be drafted as a top-five catcher in most formats in 2015.