Joey Votto RUMORS & NEWS

  • What to do if your child was trolled by Joey Votto

    The Good Phight "The bald head. The sad, distant stare. The way he just stands there and draws a walk, as if he doesn't even care what's happening. Being Canadian. There are many reasons we assumed Joey Votto was a sociopath, and now we know for certain. It was a beautiful afternoon for baseball, you assured..." May 16

  • Joey Votto following Bryce Harper’s advice to make baseball fun again

    Larry Brown Sports "When Bryce Harper said he wanted to make baseball fun again, his statement had far-reaching effects. In fact, Joey Votto says he has taken Harper’s advice. Votto homered in the first inning of the Reds’ victory over the Brewers on Friday and did a jump celebration with teammate Brandon..." May 08

  • Joey Votto: I'd rather quit baseball than play poorly

    Larry Brown Sports "Long one of the most consistent hitters in baseball, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had a terrible April. He hit just .229 and slugged just .313, tallying only three extra base hits. His famed on-base skills are still there, but Votto has not been getting hits. It turns out that for..." May 02

  • Joey Votto and Jay Bruce are working on bunting as a way to beat defensive shifting

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It’s hard not to notice all the real estate on the left side of the infield when Jay Bruce comes up to bat. Most teams employ an extreme shift with Bruce at the plate, moving the second baseman into short right field, the shortstop behind the bag and the third baseman at the normal shortstop..." March 10

  • Joey Votto trolls critics, says he 'practiced walking a lot' this offseason

    CBS Sports "By any objective measure, Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the best offensive players in baseball. He hit .314/.459/.541 (174 OPS+) with 29 homers and an MLB leading 143 walks in 2015, leading to a fifth-place finish in the MVP voting. And yet, Votto has a ton of critics, many of whom..." February 23

  • Votto not interested in waiving no-trade clause "The Reds are a team in transition, as they've made it clear they are willing to move veteran players in order to get younger and better for the long-term. One player who should be around to see the rebuilding through to its conclusion is first baseman Joey Votto. Since signing his 10-year, $225..." December 05

  • Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award for fifth time

    Toronto Sun "Tip O’Neill could flat-out hit: Seven seasons batting between .302 and .435. Yet, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame may have to rename the Tip O’Neill Award, which goes annually to Canada’s best player. On Friday, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was given the honour for the fifth..." December 05

  • Joey Votto ties Pete Rose's Reds record for reaching base

    Toronto Sun "Joey Votto has tied a Cincinnati Reds record by reaching base safely in his 48th consecutive game. Votto singled in the third inning Friday night off Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano to match Pete Rose’s mark set in 1978. Rose’s run included a 44-game hitting streak, the..." October 03

  • Joey Votto extends on-base streak to 43 games

    Hardball Talk "With a single in the fifth inning on Saturday against the Mets, Reds first baseman Joey Votto extended his on-base streak to 43 games. He’s a little over halfway to reaching the record, held by Ted Williams. He reached base 83 times between July 1 and September 27, 1949. " September 27

  • Reds 1B Joey Votto has suspension reduced, will serve it Friday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The suspension handed down to Reds slugger Joey Votto for his altercation with the home plate umpire last week has been reduced from two games to one upon appeal, the team has reported. " September 19

  • Reds 1B Joey Votto gets two-game suspension; will appeal

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Reds first baseman Joey Votto has received a two-game suspension stemming from an altercation with the home plate umpire during Wednesday's game. " September 12

  • Votto being Votto, despite the Reds struggles

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are clearly in a rebuilding mode. The results on the field have shown it. The club entered Saturday in last place in the National League Central, 18 games under .500 at 51-69 and on a seven-game losing streak. But the club’s best player, Joey Votto, has played his best baseball in..." August 23

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    MLB Communications @MLB_PR

    CIN 1B Joey Votto has received a 1-game suspension & fine for making contact with HP umpire on Wednesday. He will serve suspension tonight.

  • Could Joey Votto's apology mean no suspension?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "I still think Joey Votto is going to get suspended. But I think there's a slight chance he doesn't get suspended at all, and a fair chance it's only for one game. Two reasons: 1. Votto was contrite after the game and took responsibility. I'm guessing he apologized in person to umpire..." May 07

  • Votto focused on baseball, not potential discipline "The normal business of playing baseball was more on Reds first baseman Joey Votto's mind Thursday, rather than the cloud of potential discipline hanging over him. Votto was ejected from Wednesday's 3-0 Reds win over the Pirates following a strikeout against Gerrit Cole in the third inning. He..." May 07

  • Joey Votto bumps umpire Chris Conroy following ejection, suspension likely

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cincinnati Reds should anticipate being without first baseman Joey Votto for a game or two in the not too distant future. The former National League MVP was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and is very likely to face further disciplinary action after making..." May 07

  • Small sample but strong results for Votto in two-hole

    Fox Sports Ohio "It is a small sampling, about the same portion as the cheese you get as a grocery store free sample. Just a taste. It is only two games, but the one-two punch of Billy-Joey is working exactly the way Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price dreamed it would work during his offseason cat naps. His..." April 09

  • Who's on first? Reds hope Votto is

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a series of periodic looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we'll look at first base. Joey Votto is obviously the guy. He's going to play every day that he's healthy. And the Reds are convinced he's going to be healthy after missing most of this season with a strain..." October 09

  • Joey Votto to join Reds for road trip

    Cincinnati Enquirer "First baseman Joey Votto will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip to Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis to continue working out with the team. So far, Votto has taken ground balls and hit off a tee. On the disabled list since July, Votto is still hoping to return from his left distal..." September 12

  • Price: Joey Votto's '14 return is important

    Cincinnati Enquirer "On Joey Votto's 31st birthday, Price said the injured first baseman is making progress in his return from a left distal quadriceps strain, and even though both sides still hope for Votto to return in the final 16 games, there's no timetable. And it doesn't sound promising as the calendar nears..." September 11

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Votto has started doing some baseball type activity again. Taking some dry swings (not hitting a ball) and throwing #reds

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    #Reds GM Walt Jocketty just told us that both Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips are approximately 5 weeks away…ouch Sirius 209 XM 89

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Votto to DL, Pena back, Barnhart stays #Reds

  • Joey Votto reluctant to address his injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto spoke to the media Saturday for the first time since his left knee injury took him out of the lineup. If Reds fans were looking for assurance that Votto will be back quickly and at 100 percent, they didn't get it. Votto was vague and evasive. Votto officially has a strained left..." May 25

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    From #Reds: Votto (distal quad strain, left knee) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 16. Bruce has been reinstated

  • Reds Manager: No need to decide on Votto's status yet

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds are in a new city, but Joey Votto is not. Just as he has been since Thursday, Votto's in Cincinnati while his team is on the road, and no decision has been made on his status. The Reds start their series with Nationals with 25 men on their roster, but just 24 players available. "We..." May 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Votto did not make trip with #Reds, getting MRI on left knee. Stint on DL appears likely. Same knee that he had surgery on in 2012.

  • Joey Votto diagnosed with quad injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joey Votto has been diagnosed with a left distal quadriceps strain and the organization will meet again Friday night after the game against the Phillies to determine the next step for the former MVP, Reds manager Bryan Price said. Price said Votto had been dealing with knee pain for the last..." May 16

  • 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 "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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 "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