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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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Joey Votto launched a three-run homer in Monday's loss to the Giants.
Votto took former teammate Johnny Cueto deep in the middle of a six-run third inning for the Reds before the club watched their horrid bullpen inevitably cough up the lead. It was the first baseman's lone hit on the night in four trips to the plate, but he'll take it given his struggles so far this season. May 2 - 11:00 PM

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Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a single in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

As a team, the Reds had just three singles. One by Votto, one by Eugenio Suarez and one by Tucker Barnhart. And that, as they say, is all she wrote. The 32-year-old Votto has struggled through the first three weeks of the 2016 season and is hitting just .206/.295/.309 with two homers and nine RBI across 68 at-bats. His is a dependable bat, though, and there is no tangible reason owners should worry over a garden variety slump.
Apr 24 - 4:29 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Votto was in an uncharacteristic 1-for-20 slump heading into the game, and while two hits don't change everything, it certainly puts Votto owners a little more at ease. The multi-hit game was his first since April 11, and the homer was just his second of the season, illustrating how poorly things have gone for the 32-year-old so far. Votto is one of the best hitters in today's game, though, so there's little reason for concern yet.
Apr 23 - 11:06 PM

Joey Votto launched a three-run homer in a losing effort Friday against the Cardinals.

His three-run homer off Carlos Martinez in the third inning was the only offense the Reds could muster on the night. It was his first home run of the young season. Votto is off to a bit of a slow start, batting .243/.333/.324 through 10 games, but there's no reason for concern.
Apr 16 - 1:07 AM

Joey Votto delivered a go-ahead two-run single Monday in a 6-2 win over the Phillies on Opening Day.

This was after Votto somehow went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts against Jeremy Hellickson. Fortunately for Reds fans, he came up big at just the right time against the Phillies’ bullpen in the eighth inning. Votto rebounded with a 1.000 OPS last season and should be a bright spot in what will likely be a long year in Cincinnati.
Apr 4 - 7:56 PM

Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Some guys just show up to spring training ready to rumble. This year, Votto is one of those guys. With his four-hit afternoon on Wednesday, he is now hitting a silly .440 (22-for-50) with three homers, a double and 10 RBI. He remains as reliable a hitter as there is in the bigs.
Mar 30 - 7:42 PM

Joey Votto homered and knocked in three runs Monday night against the Padres.

Votto socked a two-run homer in the fourth inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the fifth. After a resurgent 2015 campaign, the 32-year-old is batting .379 with a .487 on-base percentage this spring.
Mar 22 - 8:28 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Jordan Pacheco
4Ramon Cabrera
5Kyle Skipworth
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez