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Joey Votto | First Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
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Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs.
Votto's RBI single came in the midst of a three-run seventh for the Reds. They left the inning trailing 5-3, but would be unable to scrape up the two necessary runs needed to tie the game before the clock struck midnight on their chances of victory. For Votto, the RBI was his 79th of the season. The veteran slugger has also cracked 29 home runs while slashing .317/.463/.550. Oct 1 - 4:13 PM

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Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off. Adam Duvall will start at first base and bat sixth Wednesday night versus Chicago.
Sep 30 - 4:07 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 and hit his 29th homer against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Votto's ridiculous second half continues. He's getting on base 56 percent of the time since the All-Star break. 56 percent! Now if only he ever got to come up with someone on base.
Sep 23 - 11:45 PM

Joey Votto's suspension has been reduced from two games to one.

The suspension came last week when he argued with umpire Bill Welke after not being granted time. Votto is serving the suspension on Friday and will be back in there Saturday. Adam Duvall is filling in at first base.
Sep 18 - 4:06 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Joey Votto two games for his incident with umpire Bill Welke on Wednesday.

Votto was irate after Welke refused to grant him time and then ejected him, slamming his helmet to the ground and getting in the face of the umpire. The first baseman has appealed the suspension and will continue to play until that appeal is heard.
Sep 11 - 5:38 PM

Joey Votto was ejected from Wednesday's game for arguing balls and strikes.

Votto didn't even wait to get rung up by the home plate umpire before losing his mind, slamming his helmet and getting tossed with a 1-2 count in the eighth inning. Votto was 1-for-3 with a run scored before his exit. The ejection was the third of the season for Votto and for Reds manager Bryan Price, who was also tossed in the aftermath.
Sep 9 - 9:52 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Reds' win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Votto singled and scored in the top of the sixth and then cranked a go-ahead three-run shot with the game tied at 5-5 in the top of the ninth. The 31-year-old first baseman is having a huge comeback season for Cincinnati, now with a .316/.457/.567 slash line, 27 home runs, 70 RBI, and 81 runs scored in 130 games.
Sep 2 - 5:35 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run, but the Reds were bested by the Cubs on Tuesday.

Votto put the Reds on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off of Dan Haren, then added an RBI double in the sixth. The first baseman boasts an outstanding .315/.458/.563 triple-slash line with 26 home runs, 67 RBI, and 79 runs scored.
Sep 1 - 11:12 PM

Joey Votto reached base four times in Monday's win versus the Cubs, improving his second-half on-base percentage to .577.

Votto singled in one of his two official at-bats while drawing three walks (one intentional). He scored twice: after unintentionally walking in the first inning, and after singling in the fourth. Along with his .577 OBP, Votto is also batting .393 in the second half. On the season, the first baseman is hitting .312/.456/.553 with 25 home runs, 65 RBI, and 78 runs scored.
Aug 31 - 11:38 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with two walks in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Votto was unable to do anything particularly memorable against a locked-in Taylor Jungmann, but the same could be said of his entire team. The Reds did not have an extra-base hit in the contest. 2014 saw Votto hit by the injury bug, but he's been healthy this season and the numbers are markedly better. The slugger's slashing .306/.449/.545 with 24 homers and 62 RBI. That on-base percentage is a beautiful thing to behold.
Aug 29 - 1:32 AM

Joey Votto went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers.

Votto walked twice and also managed to avoid becoming one of Zack Greinke's nine strikeout victims on the afternoon. After an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, the veteran slugger has rebounded with a .305/.447/.545 batting line to pair with 24 home runs, 62 RBI and seven steals in 2015.
Aug 27 - 3:46 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks in Monday's win against the Tigers.

Votto walked twice and scored twice in the Reds' 10-run sixth inning. He'd tack on a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Guido Knudson. The effort wasn't quite enough to get Votto's OPS back over 1.000, as he's hitting .309/.446/.553 with 24 home runs and 62 RBI. His major league-leading walk total extended to 103 on the evening as well.
Aug 24 - 10:51 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks.

Votto has four homers in his last nine games and 23 on the year. The 31-year-old owns a ridiculous .553 on-base percentage in 33 games since the All-Star break. He leads the majors with 95 walks.
Aug 22 - 12:33 AM

Joey Votto homered in a 1-for-5 effort in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

Votto hit the first of back-to-back solo home runs against Jeremy Guthrie in the first inning, but it was most of the Reds' offense on the evening. The first baseman continues to mash, holding a .306/.436/.537 triple-slash line with 22 home runs and 59 RBI.
Aug 20 - 12:33 AM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Reds fell to the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.

Votto accounted for all of the Reds offense in this one. He got the game's scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning and later launched a two-run homer off southpaw Alex Wood in the sixth. Votto continues to enjoy a resurgent 2015 season, slashing .305/.434/.533 with 21 homers and 57 RBI.
Aug 15 - 1:17 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
4Ramon Cabrera
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4Brandon Finnegan
5John Lamb
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Jon Moscot
9Salvatore Romano
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Ryan Mattheus
7Carlos Contreras
8Pedro Villarreal
9Stephen Johnson