Joey Votto may be in the Reds' lineup Tuesday for the second game of the three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

"That's our hope," head trainer Paul Lessard said. "But don't bank on it. He could play at Louisville."

It will be Votto's call. Physically, he's ready. It's a matter of him being comfortable at the plate. He went 1-for-3 Saturday in a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville in Columbus. The one hit was a long opposite-field home run. He took Sunday off.