Joey Votto

Joey Votto activated, but Reds place four on the restricted list

The Cincinnati Reds have activated Joey Votto from the injured list. He will be joining the team in Toronto as the two teams play a 3-game series this weekend. Those who won’t be participating are Tyler Mahle, Brandon Drury, Joel Kuhnel, and Albert Almora. They were all placed on the restricted list. Athletes no longer have an exemption to enter Canada while being unvaccinated, so make your own assumptions about why those four players are on the restricted list and not on the team. Left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler will also not be with the team as he was placed on the bereavement list.
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The Toronto Blue Jays play host to Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds this evening

Joey Votto is back, and the Cincinnati Reds are poised to continue their kinda-sorta good run of form beginning tonight in Toronto against the Blue Jays. At least, that’s the optimistic way of spelling things out for the Reds these days considering that they’re actively choosing to roll out a Major League Baseball lineup that looks like this:
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Reds' Joey Votto: Officially activated Friday

Votto (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday. The veteran first baseman has been sidelined nearly three weeks after testing positive for the virus, but he's now back with the Reds after going 2-for-11 with four walks over a four-game rehab assignment in the minors. Votto was off to a slow start this season prior to the absence, hitting just .122/.278/.135 with a 32.2 percent strikeout rate.

Reds' Joey Votto to return from COVID-19 absence at Blue Jays

The 11-26 Cincinnati Reds remain responsible for the worst overall record in MLB as of Thursday night but have thus far enjoyed a relatively solid midweek. Cincinnati traveled a few hours and earned two victories at the Cleveland Guardians, and the Reds also received some good news ahead of their weekend series at the Toronto Blue Jays.

Reds notes: Joey Votto returns, but the Reds lose four players to the restricted list

TORONTO –– Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Canada, the Cincinnati Reds had to make a few necessary transactions before this weekend’s series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Outfielder Albert Almora Jr., infielder Brandon Drury, starting pitcher Tyler Mahle and reliever Joel Kuhnel were placed on the restricted list. Utility player Taylor Motter, outfielder Aristides Aquino and right-handed pitcher Graham Ashcraft joined the active roster as replacement players. ...

Joey Votto Navigates More Peaks and Valleys

Over the winter, as we were tossing around ideas for a feature story to run in the print magazine around Opening Day, one topic seemed obvious. After all, Joey Votto was back!. In an incredible season during which Votto turned 38 years old, the Reds legend proved that the fountain of youth does indeed exist. (It’s in Canada.) He hit 36 home runs and drove in 99, numbers that compared favorably to his glory days of 2010 and 2011 and his best in four years. His slash line was .266/.375/.563 (a .938 OPS that was higher than his career OPS) to go along with a .391 wOBA (tied with Nick Castellanos for fourth in the National League) and a .140 wRC+ (seventh in the NL). Did I mention Votto was 38 at season’s end?

‘I have a responsibility to play well’: Joey Votto set to rejoin Reds in Toronto

Joey Votto, on track to rejoin the Cincinnati Reds for their upcoming three-game series in Toronto, was asked Wednesday what sights he wanted to see in his trip back to his hometown. “Sights-wise, the center of the baseball,” Votto deadpanned. “Parts of the city, somewhere around windows, maybe the second deck. Somewhere around there. That’s what I’m targeting.” ...