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Byrd could return soon, Moscot and Mesoraco both shut down

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Two days after Reds rookie right-handed pitcher Jon Moscot dislocated his left shoulder, Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters it could be a worst case scenario for the 23-year-old.

“He has some extensive damage in his shoulder,” Price said. “We're going to assess it to see if [Moscot] needs surgery or rehab.”

Moscot started three games for the Reds with a 1-1 record and 4.63 ERA before being placed on the 15-day disabled list after injuring his shoulder.

The Reds hope of transforming Devin Mesoraco from catcher to outfielder was a short-lived experiment after Mesoraco complained of soreness in his hip after three days with the Louisville Bats. Mesoraco, who has been dealing with a hip injury since early April, acknowledged on Wednesday that surgery is now likely the next best thing.

“We're getting pretty close to that decision,” Mesoraco said. “We've tried a number of different things so I can get it to the point where I can go out and play, but it just hasn't got there.”

Bryan Price did tell reporters, with a bit of a nervous laugh, there was some good news to report. According to Price, Marlon Byrd's rehab on his fractured wrist has gone exceptionally well. The Reds expect Byrd back in the lineup for this weekend's series against the Marlins.

The Reds open a two-game series at home against the Tigers tonight with Johnny Cueto (4-4) facing David Price(6-2) at 7:10 p.m.

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