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Joey Votto | First Baseman | #19

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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According to Mark Sheldon of, Joey Votto has no interest in waiving his no-trade clause.
Though Votto has eight years and $199 million remaining on his contract, he has no desire to leave the Reds. While the Reds are looking to shed payroll and are fielding offers for several of their high-priced veterans, Votto will assuredly be staying with the club for the long haul. Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:07:00 AM

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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.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 04:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:07:00 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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:45:00 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.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 04:06:00 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.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 05:38:00 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.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:52:00 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.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 05:35:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:12:00 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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:38:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 01:32:00 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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 03:46:00 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.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 10:51:00 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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:33:00 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.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 12:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Ramon Cabrera
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2Brandon Allen
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3Carlos Triunfel
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Scott Schebler
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jake Cave
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4Brandon Finnegan
5John Lamb
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Jon Moscot
9Salvatore Romano
Relief Pitcher
R1JJ Hoover
2Jumbo Diaz
3Tony Cingrani
4Caleb Cotham
5Blake Wood
6Carlos Contreras
7Stephen Johnson
8Chris O'Grady
9Dayan Diaz
10J.C. Ramirez
11Ryan Mattheus
12A.J. Morris
13Pedro Villarreal