Votto: ‘I feel really good’
As you saw in the previous blog post of Tuesday’s lineup, Joey Votto is not starting the Cactus League opener. There are no alarm bells to go off, however. Votto came to camp not in his usual baseball shape because he spent the winter rehabbing back from the distal strain of his left quadriceps that cost him much of last season.
Votto is very pleased with how his camp has gone to this point.
“I feel really good,” Votto said. “I was surprised at how good I feel this early. I’m trending towards starting to play in games, hopefully here in the not too distant future. I do feel like I need a little bit more time, but the time is not a bi-product of avoiding games or not being ready when I need to be ready. It’s just to make sure after taking what seems to be 10 months, eight months, or however long off from baseball that I play the game a little bit more to get ready and get the volume in and get the reps in.”
Votto has shown no real limitations to this point but hasn’t worked in some of the little things that happen during the workouts yet.
“Those little things, I’m starting to get to the point where those I will be able to join in on and be able to fully be a part of nearly everything with the team,” Votto said.