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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 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. Sep 29 - 11:57 PM

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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.
Sep 29 - 9:35 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.
Sep 25 - 12:59 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.
Sep 18 - 4:15 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.
Sep 13 - 10:11 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.
Sep 11 - 12:01 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.
Sep 9 - 10:33 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.
Sep 3 - 12:02 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.
Sep 2 - 3:56 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.
Sep 2 - 1:43 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast in Saturday's whipping of the Diamondbacks.

The other hit was a double. Votto has been wreaking an unholy vengeance on baseballs since the All Star break. Entering tonight's game he was batting .442/.542/.682 in the second half of the season (38 games). That line will be even scarier after tonight's action. He started the season with a two-month slump that is keeping his season-long numbers depressed. Overall he is batting .311/.435/.527 with 21 home runs, 76 RBI, 82 runs scored and eight stolen bases.
Aug 27 - 11:29 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-6 with four RBI in the Reds' loss to the Dodgers on Monday afternoon.

Votto hit an RBI single in the third inning, an RBI double in the fourth inning, and an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth. He had a shot at a rare natural cycle when he came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth but instead hit into an RBI groundout. What a shame. The first baseman has a stellar .309/.433/.522 batting line with 20 home runs and 72 RBI in 121 games this season for the last-place Reds.
Aug 22 - 4:46 PM

Joey Votto had a big night at the plate Friday against the Dodgers, going 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored.

It’s safe to say that Votto satisfied whatever critics he might have in this one. In addition to launching a three-run homer in the first inning, he later drew a walk with the bases loaded to force home a run in the fourth. He’s hitting a superhuman .421 over his last 42 games. His batting average has increased from .242 to .304 in that time.
Aug 19 - 11:55 PM

Joey Votto went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored as the Reds trounced the Brewers 11-5 on Saturday.

Votto leads the league in walks, but he put his bat to use in what was his second four-hit game this month. He's now got multiple hits in each of his last four games to raise his average to .301 with a .428 on-base percentage and .504 slugging percentage. Patient owners who waited out his early struggles are now reaping the benefits.
Aug 14 - 12:43 AM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Brewers.

Both hits were singles. Votto now has three straight two-hit games and has seen his batting average climb all the way up to .295 on the year. Meanwhile, his on-base percentage sits at .424, tops in the National League. Remember that he was hitting .242 as recently as June 28. It’s been quite the turnaround.
Aug 13 - 12:46 AM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Tony Renda
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Hernan Iribarren
3Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Alfredo Simon
9Keyvius Sampson
10Wandy Peralta
11Josh Smith
12Cody Reed
13Matt Magill
14Abel de los Santos