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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%: 98/19 | Average Draft Position: 12.75
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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.


Joey Votto to work out again Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto will go through another full workout Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Votto was able to get through a workout Thursday, and the team will see how he can handle two days of work. He'll be re-evaluated Friday night. Votto is attempting to come back from a knee issue. He hit .257/.410/.449 in 136 at-bats prior to the injury.


Joey Votto gets in some work Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto was able to get through fielding drills Thursday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Votto also took batting practice. He will get in some work with the major-league club before he's activated. Votto will likely need a short rehab stint in order to shake off the rust after his layoff. The club has not yet announced dates for a possible rehab stint. 


Joey Votto's planned workout cut short by weather


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto didn't take part in the team's pregame workout Tuesday, but not because he suffered a setback in his strained left quadriceps.

Votto, who was expected to take part in batting practice as well as other on-field activities Tuesday, could not do so as rain swept into the area. Batting practice was cut short, and Votto was unable to take groundballs or run the bases due to the weather.

In spit of that, he told MLB.com he feels like he is past the injury, and now has the strength back in his leg. He has been out since May 15 as a result of the injury.

"I feel like I was before I got hurt earlier in the season," he said. "If I can get to a good place, you're going to see a little bit more of the younger version of me."

Votto is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment once he can hit, field and run without trouble. He will need at least a few games in the minors before he can return to action. 


Joey Votto to go through full practice routine


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto will go through a full practice routine with the team Tuesday, reports MLB.com. It's a good sign for Votto, who's been out since May 15 with a quad injury and coudl start a rehab assignment this week.

Joey Votto could start rehab work this week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been working out in Cincinnati and could start a minor-league rehab assignment at some point this week, MLB.com reports. He has been sidelined since May 15 because of a quad injury.

"We discussed the importance of it," manager Bryan Price said. "His situation -- with the soreness and the strength deficit he had when we went on the road to Philly and Washington -- was pretty significant. The only way really to have any understanding of if this is behind him is to play."

Joey Votto progressing to on-field work


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto was spotted taking groundballs Thursday, as he continues to make progress in his recovery from a quad injury.

In addition to working out on the field, Votto may begin taking live batting practice in the coming days, manager Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday. Votto remains without a specific timetable to return to action, despite this progress. 


Joey Votto likely to need more than the minimum


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Though he was hoping to serve just the minimum time on the DL, it appears unlikely that Joey Votto will be back in the Reds' lineup this Saturday when eligible.

"This particular injury doesn't have a due date on it," manager Bryan Price told MLB.com Tuesday. "Our target goal is to get him pain free and get his strength up to a level to expect his performance to be more like what we've seen in the past. I'm not sure we can get there all the way this year. But we want to get him to a place where he's confident he will not have regression."

Votto is making progress, but still had some pain as of Tuesday. Votto is not traveling with the team for its current two-city road trip, so it looks like he is likely out until the end of an upcoming series in Arizona. That series ends Sunday, one day after he is eligible to return. 


Joey Votto hoping to serve minimum time on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto appears unsure if he will be ready to return from the disabled list upon his eligibility on May 31, per MLB.com.

Votto expressed optimism about his progress as he recovers from a quad injury, but was vague about how far along he is.