Here is what Reds manager, Bryan Price, had to say on Votto
He took a few ground balls (Wednesday). It wasn't as good a result as we had hoped. There was still some fairly significant discomfort when he got lateral side-to-side so we had back off with that and stay with some strengthening and whatever the physical therapy protocols are. We hope when we get back there are some marked improvement. He took some light swings yesterday and he'll be able to gradually increase baseball workload based on how he feels.With 26 games left to go in their season, the Reds have a 1.2% of making the playoffs, so maybe its time for the Reds to shut Votto down for the year, and hope for him to be healthy next year.
Joey Votto is hitting .255/.390/.409 on the year with 6 HRs and 23 RBIs. Even if the 2010 NL MVP were to return this season, would it be enough to push the Reds into the playoffs?
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