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Joey Votto to return from COVID absence at Blue Jays

The 11-26 Cincinnati Reds stay chargeable for the worst general document in MLB as of Thursday evening however have to this point loved a comparatively stable midweek. Cincinnati traveled a number of hours and earned two victories on the Cleveland Guardians, and the Reds additionally obtained some excellent news forward of their weekend sequence on the Toronto Blue Jays. 

In line with ESPN and The Related Press, Reds veteran first baseman Joey Votto will rejoin the membership for the Toronto sequence after he missed 16 video games whereas on the COVID-19 injured listing. Votto, who examined optimistic for the coronavirus in March 2021, produced a optimistic check this time on Could 3 after he reported signs. The six-time All-Star mentioned he felt the results of his sickness for greater than per week. 

Votto accomplished a rehab task with Excessive-A Dayton to organize him for a return to the big-league roster. 

“Nothing involves thoughts that might preserve me from being there Friday,” Votto mentioned of his availability earlier than Thursday’s recreation in Cleveland, per Mark Sheldon of the league’s web site. “I really feel nicely. I’ve been competing nicely. I performed seven innings yesterday. I’m able to play.” 

The 38-year-old had endured a brutal begin to the marketing campaign, as he was batting .122 with zero residence runs and three RBI earlier than he was sidelined with the virus. In complete, he struck out 29 occasions throughout his first 74 at-bats this spring. 

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