Joey Votto RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joey Votto wants Reds fans to get to know him better

    Hardball Talk "John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted a link to an interesting video about Joey Votto earlier tonight. (If you can’t watch the video through Twitter, this link should work.) In the two minute-long video, Votto talks about how many Reds fans have the wrong idea about him. He attributes..." February 22

  • Votto wins Canadian Baseball HOF's tip O'Neill Award

    TSN.ca "Etobicoke, Ontario's Joey Votto has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award on Friday. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman becomes the first player to win the award in four consecutive years. The honour is given to the Canadian player judged to have..." December 13

  • Reds want Joey Votto to alter approach, but only slightly

    CBSSports.com "A big topic of discussion among Reds fans last season was the approach of perennial MVP candidate Joey Votto. For the fourth straight season, he led the NL in on-base percentage and for the third straight season he led the NL in walks. But Votto is a middle-of-the-order hitter and -- right or..." December 10

  • Joey Votto hears his critics ... he just doesn't care

    Sporting News "Joey Votto is aware of the criticism of his low RBI total and aware of the theory that in order to better serve the Cincinnati Reds he should take a few less walks and a few more risks maybe expand the strike zone a little bit in an effort to drive in more runners. Votto is aware of the criticism..." August 29

  • Votto's value extends way beyond plating runs

    MLB.com "Joey Votto stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning of a tie game against the D-backs last week. Todd Frazier had just bunted Shin-Soo Choo from second to third and so Votto's Reds had the go-ahead run 90 feet from home with one out and their best hitter at the plate. This..." August 26

  • Votto says Choo is best player on Cincinnati

    Fox Sports Ohio "When fans are asked who is the best player wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform, it is seemingly a slam-dunk question, a toss-up question until the tougher ones are asked. “Joey Votto,” is the quick answer. The man himself, Joey Votto, has a different answer. “Shin-Soo Choo,” he says...." May 31

  • Votto angry, then happy in 4-2 win over Indians

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto was just trying to hit the ball deep enough to get the run in from third. He overshot his goal by about 20 feet. Votto’s two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians before a sellout crowd of 38,822 at Great American Ball Park...." May 28

  • Joey Votto back — too early for his taste

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto was back with the Reds sooner than he hoped. Votto was in the lineup Tuesday after Team Canada’s short run in the WBC. “I wish I was in Miami right now,” he said. “I wish I was playing the game we’re watching right now.” The Team USA-Puerto Rico game was being shown on a big..." March 13

  • Votto comes to Canada's baseball rescue

    Toronto Sun "As a country, Canada has some sights to see. Like Banff National Park, Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, the Parliament buildings, Old Montreal and the Cabot Trail to name a few. Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker knows of another attraction. “He’s the top man in Canada as far as baseball,..." March 05

  • Votto to play for Team Canada

    MLB.com "Joey Votto held a 10 minute session with the Canadian (and Cincinnati) media and announced that he will play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Votto plans on joining the Canadian squad that’s currently working out at Goodyear Ballpark on Thursday for the start of the first round of..." March 04

  • Votto homers, Reds beat split-squad Brewers 5-2

    Yahoo! Sports "Joey Votto relished his long-awaited chance to circle the bases. Votto hit a two-run homer, an encouraging sign that he's progressing in his recovery from knee surgery that robbed him of his power last season, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the split-squad Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Monday. Votto..." February 25

  • Votto is easing his way into it

    Dayton Daily News "Joey Votto ripped a pair of singles in his first two spring training exhibition at-bats Friday against the Cleveland Indians, but he wasn’t in Saturday’s lineup against the Tribe. Perhaps that shows how hard Votto worked in the off-season to strengthen his surgically repaired knee, because..." February 24

  • Dusty Baker ‘relieved’ Johnny Cueto’s skipping WBC, OK with Joey Votto’s decision either way

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto is not going to WBC, the Reds exercised their right to keep him out because he ended the year with an injury. “I don’t if happy is the word,” Baker said. “I’m more relieved than anything. I understand the pressure on him from being from Latin America. If he was a 10-game winner,..." February 22

  • Joey Votto: Spring training home run will make everyone relax

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto seemed to do it just to show he could. Toward the end of his first batting practice session of the spring, Votto turned on a pitch and set it on high arc. It cleared the 20-foot high fence in right field easily and landed in the desert. Votto is happy with the way his surgically..." February 16

  • Votto's lack of production hurting Cincinnati Reds

    Toronto Sun "The Cincinnati Reds aren't happy with the lack or production from first baseman Joey Votto. Votto has not driven in a run in post-season play and remains homerless. He singled in the bottom of the ninth against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday night to raise his National League Division..." October 11

  • Joey Votto's power a work in progress

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto would seem to be one of those roll-out-of-bed-and-hit hitters. He says he is not. Votto went into Saturday night's loss hitting .280 since his return from knee surgery. But he only had one extra-base hit. Adding power is the next step. "Driving the ball through the middle of the..." September 16

  • Votto's return doesn't help Reds

    Dayton Daily News "It was inevitable after the top of the second inning, after Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake self-destructed and imploded, that the Philadelphia Phillies would win Wednesday afternoon's game. Leake gave up four runs in the second inning, a four-run lead for Roy Halladay and, well,..." September 06

  • Joey Votto returns to Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto was happy with his return after 48 games. He went 2-for-3 with a walk. He had 10 chances in the field. He even slid once. "It went better than I expected," Votto said. "I'm very happy to be back in the lineup and play. Unfortunately, it came with a loss." Votto was touched by the..." September 06

  • Joey Votto activated, expected to start Wednesday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto was activated Tuesday from the disabled list, but wasn't in the lineup. Reds manager Dusty Baker said Votto will likely start Wednesday's game. "We've got a plan," Baker said before Tuesday's game. "I'll pinch-hit him in an emergency. He's not 100 percent sharp sharp yet. But he's..." September 05

  • Votto coming back to Reds, but is he back?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "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..." September 04

  • Votto slated for an additional rehab game

    MLB.com "The wait for Joey Votto's return to the Reds' lineup was extended at least one more day. Votto's rehab assignment in the Minors stretched into Monday, when he was slated to play for Triple-A Louisville in their final game of the season. As for whether that meant the Reds first baseman..." September 03

  • Joey Votto takes day off, may rejoin Reds Tuesday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "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..." September 03

  • Joey Votto homers for Louisville in Columbus

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds first baseman Joey Votto – playing in a rehab assignment in Columbus for Triple-A Louisville – hit an opposite-field home run with one out and nobody on in the top of the fourth inning off Clippers pitcher Matt Packer to give the Bats a 1-0 lead. Votto was called out on strikes in the..." September 02

  • Joey Votto's return: Some case studies

    Red Reporter "Joey Votto is a human, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. Unfortunately, it's still pretty hard to predict how long humans will take to recover from injuries. After a setback earlier this month, Joey is now on track to return Saturday, September 1st (no roster move will be necessary then) -..." August 30

  • Votto stretches closer to Reds return

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto delighted another sellout crowd by going 1-for-2 with a walk in his second rehab game with Class A Dayton Wednesday night, but Votto admittedly was still not running full speed on his surgically repaired left knee. The 2010 National League MVP is projected to rejoin the Reds in..." August 30

  • Joey Votto plays five innings in Dayton

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A tremendous cheer arose when Joey Votto was introduced to the sellout crowd of 9,198 (the Dragons' largest crowd of the year) Tuesday night, Votto's first appearance in a baseball game since July 15. The Reds' franchise player ran out to his familiar spot at first base, except Votto wore the..." August 29

  • Votto to rehab in Dayton, may rejoin Reds next weekend

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds plan to have Joey Votto play two rehab games at Single-A Dayton on Tuesday and Wednesday. If all goes well, Votto will rejoin the Reds and be activated next weekend when the club plays in Houston. Votto (left knee) last played July 15, and he had arthroscopic surgery July 17 for a torn..." August 26

  • Joey Votto: I've come a long way

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto was in good spirits Friday, as the Reds' franchise player appears ever closer to returning from knee surgery. "I've come a long way, and I feel like I'm not too far off," Votto said. "I can't really put a day on it. I don't think it's going to be too much longer." Votto did..." August 25

  • Todd Frazier appears bench-bound following Joey Votto's return

    Hardball Talk "With a .294 average, 18 homers and 55 RBI in 313 at-bats, Todd Frazier has been the National League's best rookie hitter this year. Still, the Reds might struggle to find a role for him after Joey Votto comes off the disabled list, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports. Reds manager Dusty..." August 22

  • Joey Votto closer, but won't make road trip

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto will not make the four-game road trip to Philadelphia, which runs Monday-Thursday. It remains uncertain when Votto will return to the Reds' lineup, but he is getting closer. "I'm healing every day," Votto said Sunday. "I'm more able to do different things, but it's going to take its..." August 20

  • Joey Votto won't return until he's 100 percent

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Joey Votto comes back, he will come back on his terms. That means sliding, breaking up double plays and the like. The biggest hurdle for Votto's return is going to be to slide. That's how he injured the knee. That's how he reinjured it. A simple solution to hasten his return: Don't..." August 15

  • Votto talks about setback

    MLB.com "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..." August 14

  • Can Reds continue to win without Joey Votto?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Behind the scenes, the Reds believe Joey Votto could return during their series at Philadelphia next Monday-Thursday but that a more realistic goal is the St. Louis series (Aug. 24-26) in Cincinnati. Regardless, the Reds continue to exceed expectations without the injured Votto (left knee). The..." August 14

  • Joey Votto has setback, to miss additional 7-10 days

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto (left knee) returned to Cincinnati on Friday and had a minor procedure last night to remove a piece of floating cartilage, Reds trainer Paul Lessard said. It could add 7-to-10 days to Votto's recovery time, Lessard said. The original projection was 3-to-4 weeks from the date of..." August 12

  • Joey Votto has a setback; return not as imminent as hoped

    Redleg Nation "According to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, returned to Cincinnati last night and had a "minor procedure" to have a piece of floating cartilage removed from his knee. He'll need another 7-10 days of recovery time, which could put him at risk for missing all of August. Votto..." August 11

  • Joey Votto won't put timetable on return

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto began baseball activities Monday. He threw and took some balls in the field. He's unsure of how close he is to returning to the active list. "It's hard for me to tell," Votto said. "I feel like I've made subtle improvements everyday. But (the medical staff) has a lot of very positive..." July 31

  • Joey Votto 'on schedule' with rehab

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto is making good progress after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last Tuesday. Votto shed his crutches Saturday, and he arrived early Sunday morning for more therapy in the GABP training room. "I haven't seen a guy walk around like he's walking less than a week after his..." July 23

  • Best defense against collapse without Joey Votto is, well, defense

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Early returns suggest the Reds are weathering their Joey-lessness as well as could be expected. Hero-a-day scenarios are needed, without Votto present to pull on the Superman cape. Ryan Ludwick did it Tuesday; Brandon Phillips checked in Thursday afternoon. As long as the Reds can hang in at..." July 21

  • Votto: Knee 'was handled perfectly'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto very clearly wanted to clear the air. Votto sought out the media as soon as he arrived in the Reds clubhouse Wednesday, the day after surgery on his left knee. There have been a lot of questions about why Votto was not given an MRI until 16 days after the original. "It wasn't..." July 20

  • Reds can overcome temporary loss of Votto

    Fox Sports Ohio "There are no placards hanging in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse that say, "Keep a stiff upper lip," but there are, indeed, more stiff upper lips these days than on the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace. It is all due to the loss of All-Star first baseman Joey Votto for three weeks after he..." July 18

  • Baker won't second-guess Joey Votto MRI call

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Dusty Baker refused to second-guess the decision to wait until Monday to MRI Joey Votto's knee. Votto had surgery to repair a torn meniscus Tuesday. The injury occurred on June 29. "I don't know, man," Baker said. "They didn't think it was what it was. That happens all the time. We've got one..." July 18

  • Joey Votto's surgery goes well, 16 days after injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds fans were collectively shaking their head Monday when it was revealed that Joey Votto did not have an MRI until that day. That was 16 days after he originally injured his left knee. Votto had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Votto is expected..." July 18

  • Joey Votto to have knee surgery, will miss 3-4 weeks

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery tomorrow to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is expected to miss three to four weeks. A roster move will be made tomorrow. Votto originally injured the knee in San Francisco, sliding into third base June 29. He left the game the..." July 17

  • Joey Votto looking human at the plate

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto had looked very human at the plate lately. That is, until he went 2-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's 4-2 win against the Cardinals. He entered Sunday night's game with one hit in his last 13 at-bats. He's 6-for-28 (.214) since returning from the knee injury that had him out for three..." July 16

  • Votto wants Cards, Reds to 'turn the page'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals start the second half of their season with a weekend series in Cincinnati, where a second-place team and familiar friction await them. Going into the break, Reds manager Dusty Baker revisited old hostilities by suggesting that manager Tony La Russa did not pick two players from..." July 11

  • Joey Votto to bat cleanup for NL All-Stars

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds first baseman Joey Votto will bat cleanup for the National League in Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City. Votto will hit behind Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and in front of Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran in the lineup. The last Red to start an All-Star Game batting in the No. 4..." July 10

  • Spotlight hits Votto at all-star game

    Toronto Sun "Everyone has role models. For Joey Votto it was his Etobicoke Rangers coach Bobby Smyth. Everyone has someone they'd want to grow up to be like. For the Cincinnati Reds all-star it was Scott Thorman, another left-handed hitting first baseman. "He signed for all that money and received..." July 10

  • Joey Votto's work ethic fuels quest for perfection

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Let's start with the premise that Joey Votto is the best hitter in baseball. It's an easy case to make. Votto leads Major League Baseball in on-base percentage plus slugging percentage (OPS) by more than 50 points. OPS measures a hitter's ability to get on base and his ability to produce total..." July 08

  • Joey Votto returns to Reds' starting lineup

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto was back in the lineup Tuesday after missing two games with inflammation in his left knee. "It's not 100 percent," he said. "But I can play. It's good enough to go without causing any more trouble." Votto singled to left-center in his first at-bat of the game. He finished the game..." July 04

  • Joey Votto's knee still uncomfortable

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto's knee is causing much angst in Redsland. He was out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday with an inflamed left knee. While Votto and Reds manager Dusty Baker don't seem overly concerned , the disabled list question has come up. Votto doesn't think the injury will..." July 03

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