Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) received the second of two rounds of platelet-rich plasma injections Monday, July 21, in an attempt to help him heal from a distal strain of his left quadriceps. "That is a part of his recovery," manager Bryan Price said. "There's a couple of days of...I don't want to say total inactivity, but resting it and not doing a lot of on the knee and then returning to his rehab protocol. It's a good thing, because it's a part of his recovery that we think is going to be very effective."
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:36:19 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) and 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) are about five weeks away from returning to the lineup, according to general manager Walt Jocketty.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:43:47 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 21, but there is still no timetable for his return from a strained muscle above his left knee.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:04:56 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto's (quadriceps) exact timetable for recovery remains unclear, but manager Bryan Price said it will be measured in weeks, not months.
Fantasy Tip: At this point, the best fantasy owners can hope for is that Votto is close to 100 percent when he does return and can improve on his .255 average.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:09:54 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto's (quadriceps) long-term health is a concern of the team, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. However, a Reds trainer said he can fully recover.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be very concerned with Votto. It appears the nagging injuries have seriously impacted his hitting. His .255 batting average would be acceptable if he was keeping pace with the league leaders in extra-base hits. Currently, he is offering mediocre statistics across all categories. His days as an elite hitter might be over.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:00:28 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. C/1B Brayan Pena was activated from the paternity list.
Fantasy Tip: Todd Frazier is playing first base Tuesday, July 8, with Ramon Santiago at the hot corner. Jay Bruce started at first base Monday, July 7, with Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker in the corner outfield spots. Expect a rotation with Chris Heisey also involved in the short term if they decide to go that route, but the Santiago elevation to the lineup is more likely. All of these subs are desperation NL-only assets.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:50:39 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) took infield practice Monday, July 7, but is on the bench. It doesn't appear as if he'll be put on the disabled list Monday night.
Fantasy Tip: Votto could go on the DL tomorrow. The bottom line is that you probably don't want him in any weekly lineups this week.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:47:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) hasn't been placed on the disabled list, yet. Votto was tested today, but the results have not been released.
Fantasy Tip: Votto is still expected to go to the disabled list. Jay Bruce getting the start at first base suggests the Reds could be looking at long-term options to replace Votto. Neftali Soto is slashing .340/.387/.476 at Triple-A Louisville. He is worth an add in NL-only leagues, and he potentially could have mixed league value, if he is recalled and gets everyday at-bats.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:58:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) is likely headed back to the disabled list due to a strained left quadriceps.
Fantasy Tip: It's the same injury that has bothered him most of the season. It's unknown how much time this one will cost him, but it could take longer than 15 days. Place him on your DL. Neftali Soto could come up in his place and be worth an NL-only pickup.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:36:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is not in the team's starting lineup Sunday, July 6.