The Reds have reached agreement on a four-year extension with catcher Devin Mesoraco, according to a major-league source. The deal was first reported as close by Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com, and is expected to be announced today.
Mesoraco, 26, is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason, and previously told reporters that he was open to a long-term extension with the team. His new deal will cover all three of his arbitration years and one year of free agency, extending the Reds' control of him through the 2018 season. Monetary terms are not yet known at this point.
In four seasons with the Reds, Mesoraco has hit .245/.315/.432 with 41 home runs and 142 RBI in 289 games. He had a breakout season in 2014, hitting .273/.359/.534 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI while being named to the NL All-Star team for the first time in his career and appearing in 114 games for the Reds.