The Reds expect Joey Votto back with the team Tuesday, but exactly when Votto returns to the lineup is uncertain.

"It's not only me, it's up to him … how he feels," Reds manager Dusty Baker said Monday. "Joey will be here. He'll be here soon. We just can't say when (he will play)."

Votto made another rehab appearance Monday at Triple-A Louisville, going 0-for-3 (two strikeouts, infield line-out) as the Bats played their final game of the year.

Votto last played for the Reds July 15, and since had two surgical procedures on his left knee (torn medial meniscus).