Reds put catcher Mesoraco on DL, starter Cueto examined

Devin Mesoraco has been placed on the 15-day DL.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and being an interleague DH for the past six weeks.

Mesoraco hasn’t caught in a game since April 12. In the last six weeks, he’s been limited to 13 pinch-hit appearances and four games at DH. Mesoraco, an All-Star last season, is batting .178 with no homers and two RBIs.

The Reds reinstated left-handed reliever Manny Parra from the disabled list. He’s 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in seven appearances. Parra has been sidelined since April 29 by a strained neck.

Also, starter Johnny Cueto got his stiff right elbow examined. He had to miss his last start.