The Cincinnati Reds have received an injury update from first baseman Joey Votto that will make their season even more exciting for many.
Cincinnati Red First baseman Joey Votto is out for the rest of the season with a rotator cuff tear.
He is expected to undergo surgery which will take over the remainder of the 2022 season to recover.
Votto hasn’t had the best season, but he has long been a reliable hitter for Cincinnati, a legend of the franchise, having also played every season of his 16-year career with the Reds. Therefore, the news that he is ending the season early is worrying for many.
Veteran’s shoulder has has reportedly been harassing him since 2015.
Reds slugger Joey Votto will have surgery at the end of the season
At a press conference, Votto revealed that he has had shoulder pain since 2015. According to Votto, “It’s been so painful for the past few months that it’s … hard to lift and hurts when I sleep.” The doctor informs [him] that with injuries like this you eventually reach your breaking point and can’t handle it so well anymore.”
His performance has been inconsistent since 2015, and the shoulder is likely the culprit. This season he had his worst season at bat. He hit .205/.319/.370 for an OPS of .689. Compared to his career averages, he has scored .297/.412/.513 for an OPS of .925.
Though he hasn’t batted well this season, he’s still the best first-base hitter in the Reds. Generally, Cincinnati struggles in the lineup. Of all MLB teams, they have the 12th worst batting average (.239), 11th worst on-base percentage (.308), sixth worst slugging percentage (.375), and seventh worst OPS (.684).
The Reds need line-up help and Votto’s absence is likely to be noticed.
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