Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:40:31 -0800
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto asked manager Bryan Price to start Monday, March 3, in a spring game he wasn't scheduled to play. He wants more spring at-bats to get ready for the season. "He wanted a couple of more at-bats," Price said. "It was pretty easy to accommodate the request."
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 19:34:35 -0800
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto led the National League, and was second in the majors, seeing 655 fastballs with runners on base last season.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:37:07 -0800
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price wants 1B Joey Votto to tweak his approach slightly and be more aggressive at the plate. "I think what we hope is that he's able to take advantage of more of those triple counts, those times he's in a good count and maybe not quite as selective." Price said.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:15:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips will bat leadoff for the National League in the 2013 All-Star Game. He will be followed by St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran, Reds 1B Joey Votto, New York Mets 3B David Wright, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez, Cardinals C Yadier Molina, Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer and Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper. Cuddyer will serve as the team's designated hitter.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:48:33 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto, Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, New York Mets 3B David Wright, Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran, Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez and Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper have been named the starters for the National League in the 2013 All-Star Game.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:12:59 -0800
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) will play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Votto said he is ready to go. "I was very clear to everyone that I needed the games to make sure my knee was healthy and heading in the right direction," said Votto. "I feel confident in it and confident in my commitment. I feel I can comfortably play. I've never been hurt before, and I wanted a little more of a grace period before the tournament to make sure I'm ready for my primary commitment to the Cincinnati Reds." Votto and Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau are expected to split first base and designated hitter duties.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:07:24 -0800
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is unsure if he'll play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, and if he does, he wants to have a limited role. "Joey said if he goes he'd like to DH," manager Dusty Baker said. "That's a different thing altogether, because no matter what you do, it's hard to simulate standing on your feet for nine innings."
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:27:51 -0800
Cincinnati Reds 1B Neftali Soto is listed on the 40-man roster as a first baseman, but his path to the majors is unclear with 1B Joey Votto under contract until 2023. Soto is unlikely to see consistent playing time in Cincinnati at first base, so they might move him to third base where he played 96 minor league games in 2009 before moving across the diamond. "They're talking about it, because he came up a third baseman, then really improved as a first baseman," manager Dusty Baker said. "Those two positions are mirror images, plus he has a good throwing arm. So, he could play third base."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:18:18 -0800
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto will play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:03:47 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) has not yet been cleared for the Team Canada roster in the World Baseball Classic, a source said Wednesday, Feb. 20.