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Joey Votto rejoins the Reds after 25 days on the disabled list

Jun 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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After spending nearly a month on the disabled list with a strained quadriceps Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back in the starting lineup and batting third for tonight’s game against the Dodgers.

Cincinnati went 11-12 in Votto’s absence while using light-hitting backup catcher Brayan Pena as the primary first baseman, with Todd Frazier and Donald Lutz also seeing some time there.

Votto last played on May 16 and hit .257 with more walks (33) than strikeouts (31) and a .410 on-base percentage in 39 games before the injury, posting an .859 OPS that’s 100 points below the former MVP’s career mark.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 10, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Good news for the Reds. Bad news for the teams they face including his home town team.

    • jrbdmb - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      Well, it’s not like he was tearing it up (at least by past Joey Votto standards) before he went on the DL. Just a slow start, or a result of his knee issues?

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