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Joey Votto | First Baseman | #19

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Joey Votto will not play for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
"I have decided to decline this year's WBC event," Votto said Wednesday in a statement released by the Reds. "There were some aspects of my performance in 2016 that I have decided were lacking. I would like to use 2017 spring training for preparation. I am thankful to the Baseball Canada program for inviting me to join the team. It is an honor to represent my country. I made this decision with much reflection because of the pride I have wearing the Canadian flag on my uniform. I look forward to cheering the team on and watching them win the 2017 event." Votto, a native of the Toronto area, participated in the WBC for Team Canada in 2009 and 2013. Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:29:00 AM

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USA Today's Bob Nightengale passes along that the Reds have no plans to trade Joey Votto.

The Reds like not only Votto's very evident talent, but also his clubhouse leadership. If the team did consider trading him, though, they have a big chip on their hands. The veteran slugger slashed .326/.434/.550 with 29 homers and 97 RBI over 556 at-bats this past year. It was his seventh season with at least 20 home runs and also his seventh with a batting average of better than .300.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored to help the Reds top the Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.

Votto drove in the first run of the game with an RBI groundout in the first inning and added a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth and seventh. The 33-year-old now has 97 RBI -- ninth-most in the National League -- and 101 runs scored with 29 homers and a .326/.435/.553 line on the year.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:55:00 PM

Joey Votto clubbed his 29th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Reds past the Cubs on Friday night in Cincinnati.

Votto tagged Carl Edwards for his two-run shot in the ninth inning, cutting the Reds' deficit to 7-3. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. He has had a resurgent season at the dish this year, slashing a monstrous .324/.434/.548 to go along with the aforementioned 29 long balls and 94 RBI.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:03:00 PM

Joey Votto (chin) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Votto had to leave Thursday's game after an errant throw from the outfield struck him in the chin as he slid into second base, but he's fine. He's at first base and batting third versus Jake Buchanan and the Cubs.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Joey Votto declared himself fine after sustaining a cut on his chin during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Votto was lifted from the game in the eighth inning after an errant throw from Tommy Pham hit him in the face. He sounds like he'll be good to go and will be in Friday's starting lineup.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:57:00 PM

Joey Votto was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cardinals after getting hit in the face by an errant throw from Tommy Pham.

Votto blooped a double into the outfield in the eighth inning, but Pham's throw came through and drilled him on the chin at second base. There was a considerable amount of blood on his face, though the injury isn't believed to be too serious. Expect the Reds to provide an update on his status after the game.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 09:35:00 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks as the Reds downed the Brewers 6-1 on Saturday.

Votto took Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann deep in the first inning for the two-run dong, his 26th of the season. The 33-year-old is hitting .320/.433/.533 with 89 RBI and 94 runs scored -- amazing after he hit .252 with an .832 OPS in the first half -- and he ranks among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories. It's a shame the Reds haven't been able to do more during the height of his brilliance.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Joey Votto reached all five times he was up and homered Sunday in leading the Reds to a 7-4 win over the Pirates.

Votto went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to go along with the homer. His average stands at a season-high .319 right now. It'd be his highest average in a season since he finished at .337 in 2012.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Reds to a 6-4 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Votto hit a solo dinger off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the first inning and had an RBI single and a run scored in a four-run third inning. The first baseman is finishing the year strong after a slow start, as he's now hitting .415 with two homers, six RBI and six runs scored in 11 September contests. Votto is hitting a robust .318/.434/.531 with 24 home runs, 84 RBI and 89 runs scored overall in what has been another tremendous offensive season for the 33-year-old.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Joey Votto belted his 23rd home run on Saturday, powering the Reds to an 8-7 victory over the Pirates.

Votto also doubled and added a pair of singles, finishing the night 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He's having a terrific resurgence in Cincinnati this season, slashing .318/.436/.530 with 23 long balls and 82 RBI.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Joey Votto sprayed three singles in four at-bats and knocked in a run versus the Pirates on Friday.

His single to center in the third inning plated Reds' pitcher Tim Adleman. Votto has probably been the best hitter in baseball since the All Star break. It has been a tale of two halves for the first baseman, he started the season with an extended slump but has rebounded in unbelievable fashion. Overall he is batting .313/.433/.518 with 22 homers, 81 RBI and 85 runs scored.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Joey Votto (neck) has returned to the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

Votto sat out Friday's game due to stiffness in his neck, but he's back in there and ready to roll on Saturday. He'll occupy his customary third spot in the lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Joey Votto is not in Friday's lineup due to a stiff neck.

He's being considered day-to-day, so expect him back in there at some point over the weekend. Ivan De Jesus Jr. will hold down first base Friday while Votto rests.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Friday.

He's simply receiving a day of rest. Ivan De Jesus Jr. will hold down first base.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Shawn Zarraga
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Zach Walters
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Rookie Davis
7Bronson Arroyo
8Cody Reed
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Ariel Hernandez
9Nefi Ogando
10Robert Stephenson
11Barrett Astin