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Red Reporter 9 hours ago
Reds extend Devin Mesoraco to 4 year, $28M contract

Reds extend Devin Mesoraco to 4 year, $28M contract

Contract details are out, via MLBTR's Tim Dierkes: Mesoraco gets a four-year, $28MM deal from Reds. No options. Can reach $30MM with escalators. — timdierkes (@timdierkes) January 26, 2015 The deal buys out his remaining years of arbitration, as well as one free agency year. It's a nice reward for Mesoraco, who broke out as an All-Star last year, and could end up being a coup for the Reds if he's able to repeat his performance. More as we get it.

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