Mesoraco should be 'good to go' after quad cramp

Catcher exited Sunday's game with injury, but feeling better Monday

Mesoraco should be 'good to go' after quad cramp

GOODYEAR, Ariz.-- As expected, Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco was not in Monday's lineup vs. the Padres after he left Sunday's game with a cramp in his left quadriceps. Mesoraco is listed as day-to-day.

"Hopefully, it's just a couple of days here, and I will be fine," Mesoraco said.

The good news for Mesoraco, a 2014 National League All-Star, was that he felt better on Monday when he woke up.

"Everything was basically normal; a little bit of tightness in there, but no real problems. I should be good to go," Mesoraco said.

Mesoraco exits with injury

In the top of the third inning on Sunday vs. the Angels, Mesoraco pulled up as he was running from first to third base on a double by Brennan Boesch. He immediately walked off the field, and thinking it was a more serious injury, spiked his helmet to the ground.

If it were the regular season, Mesoraco may have still gotten the day off for a leg issue like this.

"I would have definitely wanted to play," he said. "During the season, there's probably a chance I would have. I think things are going to be fine."

In 11 games this spring, Mesoraco is batting .214 with two home runs and four RBIs. He also missed a week with a concussion earlier this month from a foul tip off of his catcher's mask.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.