CINCINNATI (AP) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will have surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday, resulting in a second straight season wiped out by injury.
Mesoraco tore the labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. After getting a second opinion, he decided to have surgery. He'll be in rehabilitation for four to six months.
The 27-year-old catcher was an All-Star for the first time in 2014, when he hit 25 homers and drove in 80 runs. A sore hip limited him to 23 games last season and required surgery. He started having problems with his left shoulder during the first week of this season.
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Mesoraco says it's ''just hard to believe'' that when he was fully recovered from the hip surgery, his shoulder became a problem.
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