The Cincinnati Reds just announced that first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list. There is no injury specified. Manager David Bell, earlier today when asked why Votto hadn’t played recently said he had “no update”.
Update at 2:50pm ET
Mark Sheldon of Reds.com confirms that Joey Votto has COVID-19.
Through the #reds, Votto revealed that he was diagnosed with Covid 19.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 10, 2021
Per MLB protocols, Joey Votto will be out of camp for at least 10 days. Anyone who has been “in close contact” with him will have to quarantine for 7 days.
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Joey Votto last played on Sunday and hasn’t been seen since. Now we know why he has been absent from camp, though in the current times no one really even noticed until he wasn’t in the lineup again on Wednesday.
Hopefully Joey Votto can return quickly and be healthy. He was having a good spring thus far, hitting .444/.500/.556 in his four games played while taking a different approach than he usually has in the spring and being more aggressive at the plate instead of taking pitches just to see more of them to try and prepare for the season.