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19 Joey Votto 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/221 | Birthdate: 9/10/1983 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, CAN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $17,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 90/5 | Average Draft Position: 12.84
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Joey Votta transferred to 60-day DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The Reds cleared a spot on the 40-man roster Saturday by moving first baseman Joey Votto to the 60-day disabled list.

Votto has been out since July 8 with a strained left quad, and this move will keep him out until at least early September. He is still a few weeks from beginning baseball activities, so this likely does not change his timetable much. 


Manager: Joey Votto to ramp up baseball activities in two weeks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Bryan Price has estimated that Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who has been out since July 8 with a left quad strain, could begin baseball activities in two weeks at the latest. He has been doing strengthening work on his leg.

"I don't like to throw dates out there, but it's reasonable to think that some time in the next week and a half to two weeks that baseball activity would start up again," Price told MLB.com.


Joey Votto could be two weeks away from baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Reds manager Bryan Price won't put an exact date on when first baseman Joey Votto (quadriceps) will begin baseball activities, but he hinted Wednesday a timetable is developing, per MLB.com.

"I don't like to throw dates out there, but it's reasonable to think that some time in the next week and a half to two weeks that baseball activity would start back up again," Price said.


Is that stashed superstar really worth the wait?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) So you're at the point, with the season winding down, where you have to win at all costs. Seems straightforward enough. The only problem is your bench is overflowing with players you can't actually use -- ones that are injured but too valuable to drop, like Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Adam Eaton, Michael Wacha, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez or Masahiro Tanaka.

Or maybe your albatross isn't injured but just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, like Pedro Alvarez, Justin Verlander or Mike Minor.

I've got news for you: This late in the year, when winning is paramount, you can consider dropping them. Granted, it shouldn't be the goal because the competition can only benefit from whatever you forfeit, but sometimes, it's your only choice.

I break it down player-by-player in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so if you could a little assistance with that season-shifting dilemma, be sure to check out.


Joey Votto hoping to start 'baseball activities' soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is hoping to begin "baseball activities" soon, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Manager Bryan Price is hoping Votto will start those activities in late August. It's unclear how soon the club expects Votto to return to action. He was hitting .255/.390/.409 over 220 at-bats prior to the injury. 


Joey Votto undergoes second round of PRP injections


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto underwent a second round of of platelet-rich plasma injections on Monday, MLB.com reports. Votto was placed on the disabled list on July 8, as a result of a lingering left quadriceps injury. He is approximately 4-5 weeks away from returning.

"That is a part of his recovery," manager Bryan Price said. "There's a couple of days of ... I don't want to say total inactivity, but resting it and not doing a lot on the knee and then returning to his rehab protocol. It's a good thing, because it's a part of his recovery that we think is going to be very effective."

Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips still 4-5 weeks away from return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told MLB Network Radio Sunday that first baseman Joey Votto (quadriceps) and second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) are about 4-5 weeks away from returning.

"We're hopeful that they will be back for the stretch run -- end of August or first week of September," Jocketty said.


Manager: Joey Votto will return in weeks, not months


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Reds manager Bryan Price believes first baseman Joey Votto's timetable will come down to weeks, not months, MLB.com reports Saturday.

"It's so far out, and when I say 'far out,' it's more weeks; I'm not talking about months and months and months," Price said. "But with both Brandon [Phillips] and Joey, we're talking more about weeks than days. So I think it would be reckless of me to suggest there's a due date on when either one of them would be back."

Joey Votto hits the DL with lingering quad injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The Reds placed first baseman Joey Votto on the disabled list Tuesday, as a result of a lingering left quadriceps injury.

Votto has not played since Saturday as a result of the injury, so his stint on the DL will be backdated to July 6. This is the second time the injury has put him on the DL, as he spent nearly a month from mid-May to early June on the shelf as well. There is currently no timetable for his return.


Jay Bruce replaces injured Joey Votto at first base


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out of the Monday lineup against the Cubs. Jay Bruce has been moved to the spot.

Votto could be destined for the disabled list with a left quadriceps strain that has prevented him from playing the last two games. He has been struggling at the plate without a multi-game since June 21. He has just seven hits in his last 40 at-bats.


Report: Joey Votto might be going back to DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is likely headed back to the disabled list due to a lingering left quadriceps strain, sources told FOX Sports. He was on the DL from May 16-June 9 with the injury.

Votto was held out of the lineup for the second time in four games Sunday against the Brewers, but manager Bryan Price called it a planned day off. Though, Price admitted Votto is still not 100 percent and might not be the rest of the season.


Joey Votto rests for the second time in four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto was out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Brewers for the second time in four games. However, it was not injury related and it was manager Bryan Price's call to give the veteran first baseman a day off, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"For Joey, it’s just a day off," Price said, per MLB.com. "We’re trying to be contentious of the fact that he is playing at well below 100 percent right now and trying to keep him as healthy as we can under the circumstances, which is challenging. He’s got some challenges, physically. I just thought it was a good idea to give him a day off today."

Votto is batting .250 with zero home runs and 11 RBI in 23 games since coming off the disabled list June 10.

"We knew the process when we initially put Joey on the disabled list that when we got him back, we weren’t going to be able to get him to 100 percent over the course of the regular season," Price said. "We decided to do some strengthening exercises and really work on getting the inflammation and a lot of the soreness out of there. We accomplished that to a certain degree. We knew we couldn’t get to 100 percent. Some days are better than others. This was my decision today not to play though I stay in contact with Joey on how he’s feeling. He didn’t ask to come out. I just thought it was a good day to give him a breather and reassess and get ready for tomorrow."


Reds hopeful Joey Votto won't need to return to disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) The Reds are hopeful first baseman Joey Votto can avoid a return trip to the disabled list, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

"We hope so," Jocketty said Thursday "He thinks he can. He's certainly made a difference."

Votto was placed on the disabled list with a quad injury in May before returning in mid-June, and he hasn't looked 100 percent at the plate, and manager Bryan Price noted recently that the first baseman had some "fatigue and tenderness" in his knee. Votto has hit .263/.374/.355 with no home runs and 10 RBI in 76 at-bats since his return.


Joey Votto getting day off against Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Joey Votto hasn't slugged a home run for the Reds since May 10 - and he won't blast off Wednesday either unless he does so as a pinch-hitter. He's out of the lineup in San Diego.

Votto, who has not had a multi-hit game since June 21, boasts a stat line of .261/.399/.417. He has 22 RBI in 211 at-bats this season.


Don't look for Joey Votto's power to return anytime soon


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(6/24/2014) Ever since coming off the 15-day disabled list, Joey Votto has not hit for much power, as he has yet to hit a home run in 13 games for the Reds. He does have five doubles over that span to go with a .300 batting average and a .410 on-base percentage. That's not a bad combination, but going forward, Fantasy owners should not look for a resurgence of home run power to go along with the rest of his stat line.

Even before his DL stint, Votto's home run power had been diminished, and for the second straight season, his flyball rate has dipped. Last season, it plunged from 33 to 23 percent, and so far in 2014, it has fallen just below the 20 percent mark. While many Fantasy owners were less than thrilled about Votto's 24 home runs from a season ago, he's not a safe bet to reach even 15 this year.

Votto has always been able to square up the ball, and this season's 36 percent line drive rate and 2 percent popup rate show he hasn't lost that skill at all. His ability to draw walks, hit for average and produce doubles will make him close to an elite first baseman in points leagues, but in Rotisserie formats, he can no longer be counted on to be a top five option at the position.


Joey Votto not needing a day off just yet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto started a 12th straight game Sunday against the Blue Jays since coming off the disabled list due to a left quadriceps strain. Votto is batting .318 with five doubles, nine RBI, eight runs and seven walks in 11 games since returning to the lineup.

"It's doing well enough. We haven't really had a big regression," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "It certainly points that over this 16-game stretch without a day off that Joey will get a break. He's playing very well. You see the way he runs the bases and defensively how he breaks to the ball and gets out of the batter's box.

"[But] I know he's not 100 percent. There's still some fatigue and tenderness in his knee, but it's been something he's been able to manage up to this point."


Joey Votto to get a day off soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto will receive a day off soon, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Votto's quad injury has not bothered him, so manager Bryan Price just wants to be cautious. Price mentioned that Votto has not experienced any setbacks since his return. Over 180 at-bats, Votto is hitting .272/.409/.444.


Joey Votto feeling good since coming off the DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is batting .316 (6 for 19) with two doubles and three RBI in five games since returning from a left quadriceps strain, which kept him sidelined for close to a month.

"I feel good. It's been a bit of an adjustment coming back but I feel totally fine," Votto said, per MLB.com. "Usually, the thing I pay attention to is the way I look and feel when I work before a game. During a game, most of it is instincts and trying to execute a plan. Before a game, you get a good idea of what your physical capacity is. And I feel great before the game. I'm hitting the ball well during batting practice. I'm capable of doing what I want to do."


Joey Votto playing at less than 100 percent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is playing at less than 100 percent, according to MLB Network Radio. 

"I don't think he's 100 percent, but I think he's being a warrior out there and we need him," third baseman Todd Frazier told the station. Votto has picked up four hits in three games since his return. He's hitting .267/.416/.459 over 146 at-bats.


Joey Votto activated off DL, bats third in return to lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) The Reds announced Tuesday they activated first baseman Joey Votto off the 15-day disabled list. Votto, who has been sidelined since mid-May with a left quadriceps strain, hit third in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

He went 2 for 6 (.333) with two strikeouts and one run in two games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville.


Mat Latos, Joey Votto appear done with rehab assignments


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos (knee, forearm) and first baseman Joey Votto (quadriceps) have left their rehab assignments with Triple-A Louisville, the Reds' minor-league affiliate posted on Twitter Tuesday. It could be an indication both players are set to come off the disabled list.

Joey Votto cranks out a single in first rehab game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto began his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Louisville.

Votto played the field and singled in the seventh inning. He was lifted for a pinch runner in the seventh, ending his first game back since landing on the disabled list with a knee injury. He finished 1 for 3 with a strikeout.

Joey Votto batting second in his first rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto will play first and hit second Sunday at Triple-A.

Votto is taking part in his first rehab game since he went on the disabled list with a knee injury. It's unclear how many games Votto will need in the minors before he's ready to return. 


Joey Votto heading out on rehab assignment


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto will head out on a rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.

Votto will travel to meet Triple-A Louisville Saturday, and play in his first rehab game Sunday. He's been out since May 15 due to a knee injury. Votto was hitting .257 over 136 at-bats prior to the issue.

Manager Bryan Price would not say how many games Votto will need before he's ready to return, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.


Joey Votto impresses during batting practice Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto turned in an impressive performance during batting practice Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

While the team has yet to re-evaluate his injury, it's a good sign Votto performed well during part of his workout. Teammates apparently look notice of his batting practice, admiring a long home run to right. Votto has been sidelined with a knee issue, and could be close to a return.