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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||23.00||.291||82.00||93.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||13||5||3|| .556||1.077|| .385|
|vs Wood (Career)||13||3||0|| .231||.333||.231|
|vs LHP||12||5||0|| .563|| .583|| .417|
|Last 10 Games|
Joey Votto homers twice in Reds win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/10/15) Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit home runs in his first two at bats in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday. Votto hit two-run shots in the first and third innings, giving him three home runs on the year, or half as many as he had all of last season.
"The one was off a pretty good pitch," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said, per the Associated Press. "He just went out and drove it. We've seen him hit some pretty good pitches in the past, and he did today."
'He was terrific,'' manager Bryan Price said. ''He's doing a lot of things really well. It's nice to have him back with his athleticism.''
Votto had his tenth career multi-homer game and first since May 13, 2012.
Votto was two for three with a walk. He has eight RBI on the year and is hitting .412.
Reds 1B Joey Votto slugs first home run Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 1 for 4 with his first home run of the season in his team's 3-2 win over the Giants Thursday.
Votto came up with a man on base in the bottom of the sixth and his team down two runs, and his homer was able to tie the game. After the teams traded zeroes over the next few innings, the Reds were able to earn a win on a walkoff fielding error. Votto is 5 for 14 with one home run and four RBI after three games.
Friday's Reds lineup to resemble start of regular season's
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/3/15) Reds manager Bryan Price said that Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays will resemble what he'll likely use to start the regular season, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Billy Hamilton is batting leadoff and Joey Votto is hitting second. Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco and Marlon Byrd are third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the lineup.
Price said the lineup could change against right-handed pitchers.
Joey Votto looking 'spry' in Reds' camp
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been moving well in spring training, a good sign after he missed 100 games last year due to a knee/quad injury.
Votto has slid both head first and feet first during games, and manager Bryan Price described him as looking "spry" per John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Votto is hitting .296 with a homer and six RBI this spring.
Reds' Votto: 'I feel very normal. I haven't been thinking about my leg'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been limited to five spring games and eight at-bats midway through March, but the limited playing time this spring isn't an issue for the team. The Reds are just happy to see Votto healthy after he missed 100 games last year due to a knee/quad injury.
"We haven't had to address his knee," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Since he got back into game activity, we haven't had to talk to him at all about health, so that's been a blessing. He looks really spry and agile out in the field. He's running the bases aggressively. There don't seem to be any limitations at all in his style of play.
"Knock on wood, He looks really good. He looks ready to go. He's wanted the workload."
The Reds were being cautious with Votto at the beginning of camp, as he was held out of early spring games. But since being cleared to play, he has had no limitations.
"I feel very normal," Votto said. "I'm fitting in with the guys like everyone else. I'm going through the work like everyone else. I haven't been thinking about my leg. I'm thinking about performing and getting ready for what hopefully is a championship 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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/15||@ STL||8:05 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|4/20/15||@ MIL||7:20 pm||Wily Peralta|
|4/21/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|4/22/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|4/23/15||@ MIL||1:40 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|4/24/15||CHC||7:10 pm||Jon Lester|
|4/25/15||CHC||1:10 pm||Jake Arrieta|