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Reds: MRI shows no structural damage to Votto's knee

 
Posted May 16th, 2014 @ 11:55am

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UPDATE
From Reds: The MRI on Joey Votto’s left knee indicated a distal quadriceps strain. He was examined today in Cincinnati and will miss tonight’s game in Philadelphia.

More from Mark Sheldon HERE

From earlier:

 

Lineup tonight
Hamilton 8
Schumaker 9
Phillips 4
Frazier 5
Mesoraco 2
Ludwick 7
Pena 3 (5th career appearance, 1st career start at 1B)
Cozart 6
Simon RHP
Roster moves TBA.
Cingrani will pitch Sunday.

 

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Votto woes

This week
*Tuesday: Votto thrown out at 2nd trying to stretch a single into a double.
*Tuesday: Votto attempted to bunt with 2-outs and Brandon Phillips on 1st base, his first bunt put in play since 2008.
*Thursday: K in back to back ABs on 6 pitches.
*Thursday: 3 K for game, now batting .257.

Last 16 games:
10 for 55 (.182-.348-.364-.711), 2 HR, 2 RBI, 14 BB, 13 K

Could Votto have aggravated the knee here?
I noticed him grimace as he stepped into the dugout that night.

Season: .257-.410-.449-.859, 6 HR, 12 RBI in 173 PA
Votto on pace for: 25 HR, 50 RBI, 33 2B, 79 R, 137 BB, 129 K
Votto in May: .209 BA, .346 OBP, 2 HR, 2 RBI. 
Historically, May is Votto's most productive month.

Votto 2014 splits:
Home: .324-.476-.676-1.143 (6 HR/71 AB)
Road:  .185-.349-.200-.549 (0 HR/65 AB)
Votto career splits:
Home: .302-.410-.537-.948
Road:  .322-.427-.538-.965

Votto career stats

Votto last three years: 2012-2013-2014
BA: .337, .305, .257
OBP: .474, .435, .410
SLG: .567, .491, .449
OPS: 1.041, .926, .855

Knee
Details of Votto knee surgery in 2012
Follow-up Votto knee surgery in 2012

Votto contract
Including this season, the Reds owe Votto at least $225M.
2014: $12M (Age 30)
2015: $14M (Age 31)
2016: $20M (Age 32)
2017: $22M (Age 33)
2018: $25M (Age 34)
2019: $25M (Age 35)
2020: $25M (Age 36)
2021  $25M (Age 37)
2022: $25M (Age 38)
2023: $25M (Age 39)
2014: $20M option/$7M buyout (Age 40)

1B options 
*Todd Frazier has made 37 ML starts at 1B.
*Donald LutzAA Pensacola, .360-.412-.685-1.098, 6 HR, 12 RBI in 89 AB. (Has not played 1B this year)
*Neftali Soto, 6 ML appearances/17 innings
*Brayan Pena, 4 ML appearances/9.2 innings
*Mike Costanzo, 20 starts at 1B for Louisville this year, .211 BA

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