Devin Mesoraco will be playing leftfield in Columbus tomorrow, turning in his catcher's gear for the foreseeable future.
The 26-year old, who has a hip impingement which prevents him from catching, is learning a new position to get his potent bat into the Reds' lineup.
Mesoraco worked on throws from leftfield to all the bases with Hatcher this morning along with Ivan De Jesus Jr.
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Surgery was considered but will not be necessary, enabling Mesoraco to help the Reds this season after signing a four-year extension this winter.
"When we thought I might have surgery, I thought I would miss the summer of playing ball. I haven't missed that in 15 years,"" Mesoraco said. "My biggest question is whether or not to wear a cup."