Mesoraco may rejoin Reds in Philadelphia

Mesoraco may rejoin Reds in Philadelphia

CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday he was hopeful injured catcher Devin Mesoraco would be able to rejoin the team by the end of the week.

Mesoraco, sidelined since April 26 by a strained left hamstring, simulated running the bases on the indoor track behind the Reds dugout Saturday at Great American Ball Park. Price said Mesoraco's running received "very good reviews" Sunday and that he should be able to begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment early this week. Triple-A Louisville is at home Monday, and Class A Dayton is at home Monday through Wednesday.

"He has a chance to make the road trip," Price said, referring to Cincinnati's six-game swing through Philadelphia and Washington that begins Friday.

Mesoraco has hit .468 in 47 at-bats between two stints on the disabled list.

Another injured Reds player, No. 2 starter Mat Latos, threw a bullpen session prior to Sunday's game against Colorado. Latos has been dealing with the setback of a flexor mass strain in his right forearm and has yet to pitch this season.

Andy Call is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.