Sources: #Reds' Votto likely headed back to DL with same injury as before - strained left quad.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 6, 2014
Votto was on the DL from May 16 to June 10. Since his return, he has hit .250/.354/.345 with no homers, and the Reds have gone 14-9.
Joey Votto's list of honors is long, including four All-Star nominations (2010-13), NL MVP (2010) and Gold Glove (2011). Famous for his study of the art of hitting, Votto led the NL in OPB (2010-13) and walks (2011-13).
Now in his age-30 season, Votto was drafted by the Reds in 2002 (2nd round), and made his debut September 4, 2007. In 2008 he was runner-up for Rookie of the Year, losing to Geovany Soto of the Chicago Cubs. At the start of the 2012 season, Votto signed a 10-year $225 milllion extension with the Reds that takes him though 2023 with a team option for 2024.
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