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Monday, September 8, 2014

Reds Injury Update: Joey Votto not being shut down yet

By on 9/08/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Cincinnati Reds dropped to 67-76 on the season following a 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday. The Reds have struggled all season offensively, ranking just 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. A big reason for the offensive woes is the absence of Joey Votto, who has missed over half the season with injury. The Reds have not given up hope that Votto could return before the end of the season.

Our own Ryan O'Rourke reported on August 29 that Votto, who has only played in 62 games this season, is still feeling discomfort in his quad.

An update on Votto, as reported by John Fay of, is that the Reds haven't considered shutting down Votto. He's been on the disabled list since July 8 with a distal quadriceps strain. It's the same injury that kept him out from May 21 to June 10.

Although he experienced discomfort fielding grounders last week, he's made some progress since then, according to Reds manager Bryan Price.
"We've gotten into more baseball activities. He's getting closer to being able to field some grounders. He's taking some swings in cage. So the baseball activities should incremental pick up, unless we have any reason to stop or slow it down."
Votto, in his eighth Major League season, is batting .255 with six home runs and 23 RBI this season. The four-time All Star, league MVP and Gold Glove Award winner has a career average of .310 with 163 home runs and 553 RBI.

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