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Reds manager says Joey Votto won’t be out “months and months and months”

Jul 16, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one week into his second disabled list stint for a quadriceps injury and manager Bryan Price seems relatively optimistic about the former MVP’s return timetable.

No official return date has been outlined yet, but Price told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that he believes Votto’s recovery estimate “is more weeks … I’m not talking about months and months and months.”

Of course, “months and months and months” for a mid-July injury would seemingly be season-ending and at no point has that been presumed with Votto. He missed 23 games with this injury the first time around, so assuming the Reds are a little more cautious the second time a mid-August return seems doable. For now that’s just speculation, though.

  1. fthrvic - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Probably just months and months instead.

  2. stoutfiles - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Hopefully Wainwright will groove him some fastballs when he returns since he’ll be rusty.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 17, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      The only way that happens is if Joey switches leagues, becomes a perennial all start in that league and retires. Then…bet the farm on it Stout. I mean THE FARM.

  3. thiruc - Jul 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    May be Votto has lost his utility value.

    Roughly 4 weeks in a month. So, how many weeks is Bryan Price estimating Votto’s return….

  4. disgracedfury - Jul 16, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Oh no the Reds lost a guy who gets paid $20 million to walk.What will the Reds do now?

    • pondersucks07 - Jul 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      Maybe if they would stop rushing him back from the knee injury that hasn’t even healed yet, which led into the Quad injury. Votto hasn’t been the same player since the knee injury, But is still better than most of the other Reds hitters. When he signed for 20 Million, Votto was worth it, But since the knee injury, Votto has been favoring the other leg and has cost him his power and has caused more injuries.

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