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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-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

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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

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Cardinals.

His first-inning blast was the only offense of the ballgame for the Reds, who have lost five out of their last six games. The loss aside, Votto continues to be a bright spot in the early going. He's batting .378/.489/.811 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 10 games and appears to be 100 percent after an injury-plagued 2014.
Apr 18 - 12:22 AM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Votto had an RBI single in the fourth inning to get the scoring started, and he doubled an inning later. Votto now has nine RBI and is hitting .375 on the young season. He's hit safely in seven of the Reds' eight games thus far.
Apr 14 - 11:11 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers, a walk, and a stolen base Friday against the Cardinals.

Votto is sure doing a heck of a job to silence his critics in the early going. He's now batting .412 (7-for-17) with three homers and eight RBI across his first four games this season. If healthy, he's capable of having a monster year.
Apr 10 - 10:37 PM

Joey Votto slugged a two-run homer in the Reds' defeat of the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.

Votto's sixth-inning bomb off Pirates starter A.J. Burnett traveled 450 feet. He didn't reach base in any of his other three plate appearances, but the 31-year-old first baseman is still hitting .357 with a .929 OPS through three games this season. He's a tremendous bounceback candidate in 2015 after appearing in only 62 games in 2014.
Apr 9 - 4:35 PM

Joey Votto knocked in the game-winning run with an 11th-inning single on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Votto had tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single to make it 4-4, then added another RBI single in the 11th to walk the Reds off 5-4 winners. Votto finished 2-for-6 on the evening. Votto has four hits -- all singles -- in 10 at-bats to start the season, a nice start after missing a good chunk of the 2014 season with a quad injury.
Apr 9 - 1:49 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Joey Votto has looked "spry" this spring.

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer adds that Votto "looks to have more energy, more pep in his step" and is "driving the ball with authority." It's worth noting, though, that Votto has played nine innings in a Cactus League contest just once this spring. After being limited to 62 games in 2014 due to a distal quad strain, the first baseman has looked healthy this March and could be poised for a bounce-back season.
Mar 29 - 10:27 AM

Joey Votto swatted his first Cactus League home run on Friday as the Reds topped the Giants 6-5.

Votto took Tim Hudson deep to right to get the scoring started in the first inning. He finished the night 1-for-3, going down on strikes in each of his next two at-bats. While he's hitting just .232 on the spring, he boasts a .421 on-base percentage and looks to be fully recovered from the strained quadriceps that ended his 2014 season prematurely.
Mar 21 - 2:46 PM

Joey Votto went 0-for-1 with two walks as the Reds dropped Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rockies 1-0.

Votto walked in the first inning, grounded out in the third inning, and walked again in the fifth. The first baseman has only five official spring at-bats as the Reds aren't pushing him very hard in the first half of spring training. Votto missed significant time last season with a strained quadriceps, hitting only six home runs with a .255 average.
Mar 14 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Jason Marquis
5Michael Lorenzen
6Raisel Iglesias
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Pedro Villarreal
8Ryan Mattheus
9Sean Marshall