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Reds Receive Good News on Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto’s MRI revealed a left quad injury that will keep him out of the line-up Friday night against Philadelphia.  The good news is that there was no structural damage which could have required surgery or a long rehabilitation.

Votto missed 48 games in 2012 when he had a torn meniscus repaired on that same left knee.

The Reds have not placed Votto on the disabled list which may indicate the injury could potentially be short-term.

Votto is off to a slow start this season, hitting .257 with 6 homers and 12 RBI. If he is out of action for any length of time it would be devastating for the Reds.

Cincinnati is already without left-handed power hitter Jay Bruce, who had surgery on his left knee this month.