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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||23.00||.291||82.00||93.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado||8||1||0|| .222|| .250|| .125|
|vs Wood (Career)||13||3||0|| .231||.333||.231|
|vs LHP||51||15||0|| .379|| .353|| .294|
|Last 10 Games|
Reds reconfigure lineup in hopes of breaking losing skid
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) The Reds have adjusted their starting lineup on Tuesday, trying to break out of a nine-game losing streak. Shortstop Zack Cozart will bat leadoff for just the fifth time this season while first baseman Joey Votto will bat second for the second straight day after batting third for the majority of the season.
Cozart is hitting .218 with 28 doubles in 459 at-bats from the lead off position. Votto is hitting .301 with 31 RBI in 186 at-bats from the two position in the lineup.
Reds move Votto, Frazier, Bruce up in order Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) The Reds have shifted the heart of their order up, with first baseman Joey Votto batting second, third baseman Todd Frazier batting third and right fielder Jay Bruce batting fourth on Monday against the Rockies.
The Reds have tried a multitude of options in the No. 2 spot after moving Votto out of it on April 26, but they'll go with Votto, Frazier and Bruce in the second, third and fourth positions for just the second time this season, with former cleanup hitter Brandon Phillips batting leadoff.
The Reds are favorites (-140) against the Rockies on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.
Reds 1B Joey Votto slams three hits in Saturday defeat
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) The Reds scored just twice in a lopsided loss Saturday night to the White Sox. But don't blame Joey Votto.
The resurgent Cincinnati slugger slammed three of his team's six hits and drove in both of its runs with a two-run single in the third.
Votto boasts a fine slash line of .327/.424/.579, but hasn't homered since April 28 after blasting seven in his first 20 games.
Reds' Kris Negron at first base for suspended Joey Votto
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) Kris Negron makes his second start of the season at first base for the Reds in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Joey Votto is serving a one-game suspension, so Negron starts at first for the first time in eight games. He'll bat ninth in the order.
Reds 1B Joey Votto gets 1-game suspension for bumping umpire
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/8/15) Major League Baseball has suspended Reds first baseman Joey Votto for one game after he bumped an empire on Wednesday, the team announced.
Votto will serve the suspension Friday night against the White Sox.
Following a swinging strikeout, Votto threw his helmet on the ground and was yelling at either himself or umpire Chris Conroy. Conroy then ejected him, though Votto didn't initially notice. He grabbed his glove and went to first base for the following half-inning.
When Votto was notified of his ejection, he ran in a full sprint at Conroy, made contact and became irate. That's what triggered the one-game suspension.
Votto is hitting .311/.413/.573 with seven home runs this season.
|2014 summary: Even before Joey Votto's season was derailed by two lengthy stays on the disabled list, he was on track to miss his sixth straight .300-plus season -- and by a lot. But alas, Votto did wind up spending the bulk of the Reds season on the DL, appearing in only 62 games due to a quad injury. When he made his first trip to the DL in mid-May, Votto was on pace to slightly exceed 2013's power output of 24 home runs and 30 doubles, but he was batting just .257. When he tried to come back in June, his power was almost completely absent, and when he'd played his last game in early July, Votto was batting .255 with six home runs and 16 doubles.|
Playing time status: Though Votto's season was decimated by his injury, he had played more than 160 games in two of the previous three seasons. He's something of a playing time risk but could easily be in the lineup virtually every day.
2015 outlook: Votto has now gone three season without being close to a 30-homer threat, but last season aside, he has been a lock for a .300-plus average and a .400-plus on-base percentage. It's unlikely that he will bat .083 on ground balls again as he did last year. Even with merely decent power, Votto could re-emerge as a top five first baseman. However, concerns about a healthy return could leave Votto undrafted through the first three rounds.
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