Votto is in Toronto

Joey Votto is in Toronto and will likely come off of the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday when the Reds open a three-game series vs. the Blue Jays. Votto took the charter flight with the team late Monday afternoon.

I was honestly a little surprised the uber-private would choose his hometown Toronto as the location for his return from the stress-related issue that’s kept him out since May 30. But he proved he was ready to play after three games with Class A Sarasota and Dayton (3-for-9 with a homer) and one intrasquad game.

It will be interesting to see how he handles questions from both the regular baseball beat reporters and the Canadian media, which had a big presence during Votto’s visit with the Reds last season.

The 34-34 Reds could sorely use Votto’s presence in the lineup after going 8-13 without him.  He is batting .357 with eight home runs, 33 RBIs and a .464 on-base percentage in 38 games.

8 Comments

Welcome back Joey! All of reds nation is here for you!
Hope you have your issues, taken care of and can look forward to a great season and career!

Let’s go reds!

Welcome back Joey! I’m glad you are well, and I hope you can come back and ignite the cold bats of our Reds offense. Go Reds! Let’s make a run for October!

Great to hear, Mark. Both for Votto and the Reds. Let’s hope his comeback isn’t premature. I’d hate for something else to happen to him.

awsome news for reds fans! hope he keeps up his great numbers!
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Awsome news, hope that his great numbers continue. I bet its a good feeling making his come back in his hometown of toronto.

awsome news, hope he continues to rake at the plate!
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I wish Joey well! Maybe having some family and friends in the stands will help.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Great news!! Glad to hear that you’re finally back Joey. Rest assured that everyone has really missed you. Hoping that you get off to a hot start in your hometown of Toronto and help the team beat the Blue Jays. My family and I will be coming to the July 4th game vs. the Cards and can’t wait to see you!!
Alex, 17-year-old Reds fan-atic

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