Blurry vision for Votto
Reds 1B Joey Votto left Wednesday’s game after the top of the first inning and was replaced by Kevin Barker, who pinch-hit in the bottom of the first.
Votto was later diagnosed with blurry vision by the club’s doctor. He will be re-evaluated Thursday morning.
“There’s a chance he could play tomorrow,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
Votto was looked at by an internist and optometrist after he exited.
Baker was the situation was not related to the dizzy spells and inner ear infection Votto suffered earlier this season. That issued transitioned into a month stint on the DL with depression/anxiety relating to the August 2008 death of Votto’s father.
“He came up on that foul ball in the first inning and said ‘I can’t see,’” Baker said. “When a player tells you that, the alarm goes off. We’ll see in the morning.”