I will have more later on Reds.com/MLB.com but Joey Votto spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since the setback and second surgical procedure on his left knee. Votto believed he was progressing well.



"It's completely different," Votto said. "The first time, it probably took me a week and a half to get to where I am now. It was a very minor procedure. I feel OK. I'm just frustrated, wishing I was playing and stuff. That's been the hardest part of this whole thing."



At time of the setback, Votto felt like he was getting close to coming off of the disabled list. He admitted to becoming overzealous and pushing things.



"I hurt it sliding," Votto said. "It wasn't a bi-product of any of the strength training stuff or any of the medical stuff or any of the things that I ran myself through – baseball or physical therapy. I banged it sliding. I've slid a thousand times. Before I played, I was hoping to get a round of that stuff in. I happened to re-injure it doing that."