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Mesoraco begins rehab assignment

CINCINNATI -- Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, who has been out since April 25 with a left hamstring strain, began a rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Louisville. He batted fifth and played catcher for the Bats at Norfolk.

"We're looking probably for a two-to-three game commitment with Devin, just to verify that everything is OK," manager Bryan Price said. "We'll take a look at him after the second game to make sure everything is OK and make a reassessment."

If Mesoraco gets through the week without any setbacks, he could possibly rejoin the club on Friday in Philadelphia.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.
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