Heeeee's back
The Reds have activated 1B Joey Votto from the DL.
Donald Lutz has been optioned to Louisville.
Votto has not played since May 15 vs San Diego. He was placed on the DL May 21 with a strained quad. The Reds were 11-12 while Votto was out, losing 1 game in the NL Central standings. The Reds averaged 2.95 runs per game without Votto (68 runs/23 games). Votto is hitting .257 with 6 HR and 12 RBI on the season.

 

Rehab assignment
Joey Votto went 1 for 3 for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday and Monday. 
On Sunday, Votto broke up Chris Hernandez's no-hit bid for Pawtucket in the top of the 7th.

 .@Reds Joey Votto taking BP in Pawtucket. @LouisvilleBats pic.twitter.com/EohbkSXij4

Last week, Walt Jocketty told MLB Radio's Jim Bowden and Casey Stern that Joey Votto may not be 100-percent this season: "It's a strong possibility"