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Joey Votto | First Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joey Votto (quad) received the second of two rounds of platelet-rich plasma injections on Monday.
"That is a part of his recovery," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "There's a couple of days of ... I don't want to say total inactivity, but resting it and not doing a lot on the knee and then returning to his rehab protocol. It's a good thing, because it's a part of his recovery that we think is going to be very effective." General manager Walt Jocketty said in an interview on Sunday that he expected Votto to be on the shelf for about five more weeks. He's dealing with a distal strain of his left quad. Jul 21 - 8:40 PM

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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in an interview on SiriusXM Sunday that Joey Votto (quad) is still approximately five weeks away from a return.

Jocketty has pegged late August as the timetable for both Votto and Brandon Phillips (thumb). Votto, of course, is dealing with a nagging distal left quadriceps strain, an ailment that first popped up in mid-May. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on him being fully healthy until next season.
Jul 20 - 11:51 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said over the weekend that he expects Joey Votto (quad) to be sidelined for "weeks" and not "months and months and months."

"It's so far out, and when I say 'far out,' it's more weeks; I'm not talking about months and months and months," Price said. "But with both Brandon [Phillips] and Joey, we're talking more about weeks than days. So I think it would be reckless of me to suggest there's a due date on when either one of them would be back." Votto had missed less than a week of action when Price spoke, so obviously the first baseman is nowhere near ready to return. It's a very vague timetable, so it's pointless to even speculate when Votto might be back. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on him being fully healthy until next season, as his quad/knee injury has proved to be a nagging issue.
Jul 16 - 1:52 PM

Reds placed 1B Joey Votto on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a strained left quad.

Votto went through infield drills Monday, but he's still feeling some soreness and will now get some extended rest. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but it's important that the Reds get him healthy for the second half. We are likely to see a combination of Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, and Brayan Pena at first base during his absence.
Jul 8 - 10:35 AM

Joey Votto (quad) went through infield drills and is on the bench for Monday's game against the Cubs.

The Reds have yet to announce the results from tests on Votto's left quad, but it appears he might avoid the disabled list after all. The club should provide an update on the first baseman's status after Monday's game.
Jul 7 - 7:09 PM

The Reds have yet to make a decision about whether to place Joey Votto (quad) on the disabled list.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday that Votto was expected to land on the DL with a strained left quad, but the Reds are still waiting on test results. Still, fantasy owners would do well to have a backup plan in place.
Jul 7 - 4:30 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Joey Votto is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a strained left quad.

It's the same injury that forced Votto to the DL earlier in the season. He has been abysmal at the plate recently and in obvious pain. There is no timetable for his potential return at the moment.
Jul 6 - 5:10 PM

Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Speculation was running rampant after reports had Votto's locker being cleaned out, but it appears it was a false alarm. Votto hasn't been himself since returning from the disabled list and is clearly still injured, but it doesn't look like he's headed back to the DL just yet.
Jul 6 - 11:08 AM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Joey Votto (leg) became "painful to watch" toward the end of the Reds' road trip.

Fay adds that Votto has "grimaced after each swing" as his left leg collapses. The first baseman is refusing to blame his quad/knee ailment for his struggles, but, as Fay notes, Votto is clearly "nowhere near healthy." Votto is still getting on base at a .374 clip in his 21 games since returning from the disabled list, but he's yet to homer and is slugging only .355. The Reds don't plan to put him back on the DL unless the injury gets worse, but fantasy owners should be prepared for a continued dip in production.
Jul 4 - 9:56 AM

Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off, but it's no secret that Votto hasn't felt 100 percent since being activated from the disabled list last month. The first baseman is hitting .267/.378/.360 with no homers over 20 games since returning from the DL. Todd Frazier is at first base Wednesday, with Ramon Santiago handling the hot corner. Devin Mesoraco is also getting a breather, as Brayan Pena is catching Johnny Cueto.

Joey Votto is hitting .265/.378/.368 with no home runs over 18 games since returning from the disabled list.

Reds manager Bryan Price admitted before Votto returned that his left leg probably wouldn't be 100 percent for the rest of the season, and the first baseman was clearly be favoring the leg on a couple of swings Sunday. It's pretty obvious that he's not healthy, but Votto doesn't want to admit it. "As long as I'm playing, I'm 100 percent," said Votto. "That's going to be the interaction between you guys and me. If I choose to go on the DL, I'm on the DL. If I choose to play, I'm 100 percent. ... You should expect the very best from me if I'm out there."
Jun 30 - 10:01 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run double in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Votto, often slagged for his lack of RBI, was a run producer for sure on Tuesday and the Reds needed every one of them. The trio of RBI, though, only pushes his total up to 19 in 204 plate appearances. Nevertheless, he's still slashing an impressive .274/.412/.451 with six homers.
Jun 17 - 11:32 PM

Joey Votto, in his second game since being activated from the disabled list, went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Votto has hit safely in both games since returning from a left quadriceps strain. The Reds -- and Votto's fantasy owners -- hope the power eventually comes back, as he's slashing a lopsided .259/.409/.448 with six homers and 14 RBI in 181 plate appearances.
Jun 11 - 11:06 PM

Joey Votto finished 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Tuesday in his first game back from the disabled list.

Votto struck out in his first two at-bats but walked in the bottom of the sixth inning and singled off Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson in the bottom of the eighth. He missed 25 days with a distal left quadriceps strain.
Jun 11 - 12:53 AM

Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll bat third in his return to action Tuesday night against the Dodgers. Votto has been sidelined since May 16 with a distal left quadriceps strain, but he reported no issues during a brief two-game minor league rehab assignment. Be sure to get him back in your fantasy leagues.
Jun 10 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Sean Marshall