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  1. Jay Bruce carries the Reds to latest victory

    Sep 4, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    Jay Bruce‘s burden is about to get lighter with Joey Votto expected to rejoin Cincinnati’s lineup Wednesday. Not that it’s bothered him so far. Bruce hit a two-run homer that gave the Reds’ their only runs Tuesday in a 2-1 win over the Phillies. It was Bruce’s third straight game with a homer. He’s hit…

  2. Joey Votto activated from DL, but not in Reds lineup tonight

    Sep 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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    After having his return from knee surgery pushed back by one day Joey Votto has been activated from the disabled list, but he’s not in the Reds’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Phillies. Normally teams wouldn’t activate a player and then not play him because it would require sending someone else to the minors,…

  3. Reds decide to keep Joey Votto at Triple-A for one more day

    Sep 3, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto was expected to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Reds’ lineup today, but his return from two knee surgeries has been delayed for at least one more day. Votto homered Saturday and then took Sunday off, but instead of playing against the Phillies this afternoon he’ll remain at Triple-A for Louisville’s…

  4. Joey Votto goes deep in fourth rehab game

    Sep 2, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto is just about ready for active duty. The 28-year-old first baseman hit a solo home run Saturday in his rehab debut with Triple-A Louisville, finishing 1-for-3 with two strikeouts while feeling no lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired knee. Votto went 1-for-5 with with an RBI and three walks in his first three rehab…

  5. Joey Votto expected to come off the disabled list Monday

    Aug 31, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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    There had been some speculation that Joey Votto would rejoin the Reds when rosters expand Saturday, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer now says he expects the former MVP to come off the disabled list Monday instead. That’s when the Reds return home to begin a three-game series against the Phillies and would give…

  6. Yunel Escobar has career game in leading Jays past Yanks

    Aug 29, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Yunel Escobar had a homer, three doubles and five RBI Wednesday in the Blue Jays’ 8-5 defeat of the Yankees. The final double, which scored two runs in the ninth, came on a ball that Andruw Jones should have caught. He had it in his glove as he attempted the sliding catch, but he lost…

  7. Joey Votto begins rehab assignment, eyes weekend return

    Aug 29, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto kicked off his minor-league rehab assignment by going 0-for-1 with a walk yesterday at Single-A, saying afterward: “It was good, but I still have a ways to go.” He’ll be back in Dayton’s lineup today and if all goes well Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Votto will likely come off…

  8. Joey Votto expected to begin rehab assignment this week

    Aug 26, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Great news this morning out of Cincinnati. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com was informed by club sources that Reds first baseman Joey Votto is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment this week with the Low-A Dayton Dragons and could be cleared to rejoin the active 25-man roster by next weekend if all goes smoothly over the…

  9. Joey Votto on return timetable: “I don’t think it will be too much longer.”

    Aug 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    There’s still no official timetable for Joey Votto‘s return, but the Reds first baseman finally sounds confident that he’ll be back in the lineup fairly soon. Here’s some of what he told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: I’ve come a long way. I feel like I can’t put day on it. But I feel…

  10. Adrian Beltre homers three times in rout of Orioles

    Aug 22, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre

    Adrian Beltre went yard three times, including twice in a nine-run fourth inning, in the Rangers’ 12-3 defeat of the Orioles on Wednesday. Beltre and Mitch Moreland both knocked in five runs in the game. Moreland had a grand slam as part of the huge fourth inning. It was the first career three-homer game for…

  11. Todd Frazier appears bench-bound following Joey Votto’s return

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Todd Frazier, Josh Thole

    With a .294 average, 18 homers and 55 RBI in 313 at-bats, Todd Frazier has been the National League’s best rookie hitter this year. Still, the Reds might struggle to find a role for him after Joey Votto comes off the disabled list, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay reports. Reds manager Dusty Baker made it…

  12. Joey Votto undergoes “minor procedure” after setback with surgically-repaired knee

    Aug 11, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    The Reds were originally hoping that Joey Votto would only have to miss three to four weeks following surgery on July 17 to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee, but that won’t be the case. According to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, returned to Cincinnati last night and had a “minor…

  13. Joey Votto: “I’m not ready to play yet”

    Aug 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto is three weeks into what was initially a 3-4 week recovery timetable for knee surgery, but told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that his return isn’t imminent: I’m not ready to play yet. I’m moving in the right direction. I’m definitely not sure on a timetable. I’m not doing that to be coy,…

  14. Joey Votto is at least one week away from returning

    Aug 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Reds first baseman Joey Votto ran sprints and performed agility drills on Tuesday afternoon at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, then told reporters after the workout that he was moving at “100 percent” and felt no discomfort in his surgically-repaired left knee. But his return to the active roster is not imminent. According to beat writer John…

  15. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Aug 5, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT

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    There’s apparently no stoppin’ the mighty Redlegs. Backed by Todd Frazier‘s timely hitting and another outstanding performance by the National League’s top bullpen, Cincinnati rolled to its fifth consecutive victory Saturday night at Great American Ball Park. Joey Votto has been sidelined since July 15 due to knee surgery and Brandon Phillips hasn’t started a…

  16. Dusty Baker on if Joey Votto will return from knee surgery this weekend: “Oh, hell no”

    Aug 2, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Joey Votto was on the field taking some ground balls at first base this morning, but afterward manager Dusty Baker made it very clear that the former MVP won’t be coming off the disabled list this weekend: Oh, hell no. What weekend? You’ve still got to run. He just started playing a little first base.…

  17. Brandon Phillips could land on DL with calf strain

    Aug 1, 2012, 12:44 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    Brandon Phillips came back and played Monday after leaving Sunday’s game with a cramp in his left calf, but it appears he made the injury a whole lot worse tonight. MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon has the quotes from the Reds second baseman: The calf is no bueno right now. I tried to play [Monday] because the…

  18. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 6, Phillies 2: Pretty good day for me yesterday. I took Mookie and Carlo to an amusement park and the Braves swept the Phillies. All I needed as a nice steak or something to cap the day and it would have been perfection.  Only the Astros, Rockies and Cubs have a bigger division deficit than the…

  19. Joey Votto aims to resume baseball-related workouts Monday

    Jul 28, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

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    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the goods: Joey Votto has not yet resumed baseball activities — other than throwing some — but he’ll likely start Monday when the team returns home. “Ideally,” said trainer Paul Lessard. Votto has played games of catch and done some light running but has yet to truly test…

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Phillies 7, Brewers 6: It’s hard to imagine a more demoralizing series than the one the Brewers just experienced. In all three games they fell victim to last inning rallies. This one after their own rally brought them back from a 5-1 deficit, tied with a Ryan Braun homer in the eighth. Then they take…

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners

    Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Obviously Ichiro in Yankees clothing is the weirdest thing to hit baseball in some time. Must be how it felt to see Willie Mays wearing a Mets jersey or — and I really don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it — Babe Ruth in a Boston Braves uniform. OK, if that’s…

  22. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman wipes sweat from his forehead during the first inning of the Orioles' MLB baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis

    Twins 19, Orioles 7: This was a multifaceted butt-whupping, but it got started with Chris Tillman’s butt. Which is a shame considering that five short months ago he was in the Best Shape of His Life. All of those runs for the Twins despite hitting only one homer. It was a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line…

  23. Joey Votto to undergo knee surgery Tuesday, out at least three weeks

    Jul 16, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    The Reds entered tonight’s action one game in front of the Pirates in the National League Central, but they’ll have to get by without their best hitter for a while. The Reds just announced that Joey Votto will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He’s expected to miss the…

  24. Tony La Russa adds Carlos Gonzalez to National League All-Star lineup with voted-in starters

    Jul 9, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Tony La Russa officially named Matt Cain his All-Star starter at this afternoon’s press conference and also unveiled the National League lineup, with Carlos Gonzalez as the designated hitter/leadoff man and the past two MVPs, Ryan Braun and Joey Votto, batting third and fourth: 1. Carlos Gonzalez, DH 2. Melky Cabrera, CF 3. Ryan Braun,…

  25. 2012 midseason awards: NL MVP

    Jul 7, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

    Joey Votto

    There’s no doubt who has been the National League’s best hitter to date, what with Joey Votto leading the circuit in both on-base percentage and slugging. As for the best player, that’s still a difficult question. Here’s the top 10 in OPS: 1.082 – Joey Votto (1B Cin): .345/.464/.619, 14 HR, 47 RBI, 4 SB…

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