Bryan Price says that strength tests have shown Joey Votto has made “significant progress” and that the Reds expect him back this year.

If you’re following Votto’s injury closely enough, you know that strength (not soreness) is the key indicator. So this is a really good *early* sign that Votto’s recent course of treatment may have worked.

For more details on Votto’s injury and treatment, read my post from yesterday: Votto’s injury, adding insult.