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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 went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Reds shut out the Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday.
Votto hit a single and a double to go along with his three-run homer in the sixth inning. The multi-hit game was his eighth in his last 11 contests, including five three-hit outings. After a lull in early July, the 31-year-old is back to hitting a robust .311/.428/.538 with 19 homers, 51 RBI and 55 runs scored overall. Jul 28 - 11:17 PM

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Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Rockies.

He took John Axford deep with one out in the ninth inning to tie the ballgame, but the Rockies went on to win on a wild pitch in the next half-inning. Votto has been red-hot in recent days, hitting .593 (16-for-27) over his last seven games. He has improved his batting average from .277 to .302 during that time.
Jul 25 - 12:42 AM

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Cubs.

Votto took Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks deep for a solo home run in the fifth inning. The dinger was his 17th of the year. The veteran slugger struggled heading into the All-Star Break, but his bat has shown signs of life recently and he's recorded multiple hits in four of his last five games. Overall, he sports a .293/.406/.509 batting line with 17 homers, 45 RBI and 49 runs scored.
Jul 22 - 3:52 PM

Joey Votto launched a solo homer in Friday's win over the Indians.

It was his 16th home run of the season. Votto hit just .189 (10-for-53) over his final 15 games going into the All-Star break, so hopefully the time off did him some good. The 31-year-old is batting .277/.392/.490 overall.
Jul 17 - 11:35 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with three RBI, finishing a triple short of the cycle in Tuesday's win against the Nationals.

Votto doubled in a run in the first inning and later scored. He blasted a solo home run in the third, and tacked on an RBI single in the fifth. The first baseman had curiously been held without an extra-base hit in 19 consecutive games dating back to June 15, so Tuesday's performance was a nice way to break the slump. Votto is hitting .281/.390/.492 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI on the season.
Jul 7 - 9:38 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Keyvius Sampson
11Sean Marshall