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Joey Votto | First Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
It looks to simply be a routine day off. The Reds are going with Chris Dominguez at first base in Votto's place. Jun 17 - 3:42 PM

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Joey Votto hit three home runs, knocked in four runs, and drew a walk in five plate appearances as the Reds routed the Phillies on Tuesday.

Votto had a chance to become the 17th player to hit four home runs in one game, but grounded out in the bottom of the eighth. The first homer came in the third inning, a solo shot that pushed the Reds' lead to 5-1. He hit a solo homer again in the fifth, making it 7-1. In the seventh, he took Dustin McGowan deep for a two-run shot to make it 9-1. Votto is now hitting .300/.406/.560 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI.
Jun 9 - 10:51 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a run scored in Sunday's win against the Padres.

Votto singled to lead off the sixth inning and later came around to score on Jay Bruce's three-run home run. The first baseman is having a terrific season, batting .295/.397/.520 with 10 home runs, 31 RBI, and 28 runs scored.
Jun 7 - 3:40 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and drove home the Reds only two runs in Friday's loss to the Padres.

Votto's two-run single off Padres starter Tyson Ross in the fifth inning pulled the Reds to within 4-2, but that would be as close as they would get. While his bat has cooled considerably of late, Votto is still having a nice bounce-back season at the dish, slashing .289/.389/.510 with 30 RBI.
Jun 5 - 11:19 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles and a two-run home run, but the Reds lost in 11 innings to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Votto provided what appeared to be at the time superfluous runs, as his two-run home run in the top of the ninth made it a 4-0 game and Mike Leake was working on a one-hit shutout. Votto has now gone yard 10 times this season while knocking in 28 runs and batting .293/.384/.521.
Jun 3 - 10:42 PM

Joey Votto knocked in two runs in a 2-for-5 effort as the Reds dropped Tuesday's contest against the Phillies.

Votto got the Reds on the board with an RBI double in the first inning, then broke a 1-1 tie in the third with an RBI single. The first baseman has now knocked in 26 runs on the year while hitting .286/.381/.495 with nine home runs.
Jun 2 - 10:38 PM

Joey Votto hit a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Votto hit the two-run homer off of Gio Gonzalez in the third inning. He also chipped in a single to finish 2-for-3. After going over a month without a home run, Votto has now hit long balls in back-to-back games. A rough May has seen his batting line drop to a still respectable .282/.378/.494.
May 30 - 7:56 PM

Joey Votto smacked a solo homer in Friday's win over the Nationals.

It was his eighth home run of the season and his first since way back on April 28. After hitting .317 in April, the 31-year-old has hit just .236 this month.
May 29 - 10:24 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Votto's third-inning, two-run single off of Carlos Rodon temporarily tied the game at 2-2, but the White Sox would go on to score six more runs. After an injury-plagued 2014, Votto's proving himself healthy and productive this season, hitting .327/.424/.579 with seven homers, 20 RBI and 15 runs scored.
May 9 - 11:37 PM

Joey Votto has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for making contact with home plate umpire Chris Conroy during Wednesday's game.

Votto, who was also fined an undisclosed amount, will not appeal and will serve the suspension Friday. Kristopher Negron is at first base on Friday.
May 8 - 4:07 PM

Joey Votto was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Pirates for spiking his helmet.

Votto made contact with umpire Chris Conroy while arguing the ejection, which is likely to draw further punishment (perhaps even a suspension). Votto also exchanged words with Pirates starter Gerrit Cole before heading into the visitors clubhouse at PNC Park. It's rare to see such an outburst from the thoughtful 31-year-old first baseman.
May 6 - 7:53 PM

Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest. Kristopher Negron is starting at first base in Votto's place. Devin Mesoraco (hip) is also out again, with Tucker Barnhart behind the plate.
Apr 29 - 10:08 AM

Joey Votto launched his seventh home run of the season to help the Reds take down the Brewers on Tuesday.

Votto finished 2-for-4 on the night. His first inning solo home run put the Reds on the board in what turned out to be a low-scoring, albeit homer-happy, affair. Votto, whose numbers were down last year particularly in the power department, is closing out the month of April in style, batting .316/.429/.645 with seven home runs and 16 RBI.
Apr 28 - 9:34 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Votto's night was actually one of the least impressive among Reds batters as the team swatted five homers and scored 16 runs. Votto hit a solo homer in the sixth inning for his sixth home run of the year. The first baseman is now batting .377/.492/.792 with 12 runs scored and 13 RBI through his first 14 games.
Apr 22 - 12:06 AM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Reds topped the Brewers on Monday.

Votto's two-run home run in the seventh inning off of Wily Peralta padded the Reds' lead to 6-0 at the time. That marks five round-trippers on the season for the first baseman, who missed more than half of the 2014 season with a quad strain. Votto also owns a .375/.492/.771 triple-slash line with 12 RBI, making him by far the Reds' most productive hitter to start the season.
Apr 20 - 9:50 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Josh Smith
7Jon Moscot
8Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3JJ Hoover
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Nate Adcock
8Sean Marshall
9Pedro Villarreal
10Carlos Contreras