Votto, Reds nearing an extension? MLB Trade Rumors has the scoop:
Joey VottoÃ‚Â and the Reds are nearing an extension that will keep the first baseman in Cincinnati for a long time, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes and Ben Nicholson-Smith have learned. Dan Lozano of Icon Sports Group represents Votto.Ã‚Â Terms of the deal are not known, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the total contract value surpasses $200MM.
John Fay reports a non-confirming confirmation from Votto:
Votto confirmed a report by mlbtraderumors.comÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t comment till itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s done,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have to ask Walt (Jocketty). ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a gray area. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be much more forthcoming later.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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