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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto, Homer Bailey, Tony Cingrani

By on 8/27/2014 07:45:00 PM

As the Cincinnati Reds' slim playoff hopes seem to dwindle by the day, first baseman Joey Votto appears to have resumed baseball activities as he was seen with both his bat and glove.  Though no timetable has yet been set, Votto's presence in the lineup would be a great sight for Reds fans.
Votto, who is the centerpiece of the offense, has played in just 62 games this season. In that time, the on-base percentage champion has batted just .255.

While the news on Votto was positive, Mark Sheldon of's news about two of the team's pitchers was not so good.  Homer Bailey, who has been out since August 8th, has not yet begun throwing again.  His rehab so far has reportedly not been 'entirely pain-free.'  After signing a long-term extension this offseason, this is not the type of season the Reds had hoped for.

Fellow starter, Tony Cingrani's season appears to be over after feeling pain in his arm after a plasma injection.  The concern is that if he receives another injection he will not be ready to throw before season's end.

At the start of the year these two were expected to be counted on for quality innings, but it now looks more likely that both may be closer to being finished for the season.  At six games under .500 and 10 full games out of first, the season appears to be lost.

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