2012 Reds

He’s Coming Back

Mark Sheldon reports that Joey Votto is slated to begin a brief rehab assignment in Dayton before potentially rejoining the team next weekend. John Fay has a post up now with a few more details and quotes from Votto.

This is an enormous relief. The Reds have been fantastic in his absence, but I know we’re all ready to see JV back on the field.

7 thoughts on “He’s Coming Back

  1. Yep, a 9/1 return date for Votto after the roster expansion. I’m not sure a rehb assignment is necessary, but if Votto is ready to begin playing, it makes the scheduled return easier. With a scheduled off day every week during September, there should be plenty of rest and recovery for everyone, including the pitchers, during the last few weeks of the regular season. The Reds actually play two fewer games than everyone else, so in addition to the weaker scheduled opponents, the schedule is less physically demanding. Everything is pointing to a good run for the remainder of the regular season.

    • @Steve Mancuso:

      Hmm. May have to make a short trip up Dayton this week…

      I was thinking the same thing Steve. I wouldn’t mind a good look at the Billings/Dayton roster now playing in Dayton and a peak at Votto would be a good reason to make the trek.

      “I’m a little apprehensive because I haven’t played in such a long time,” Votto said of his feelings about getting into games. “Once I get going, I will feel fine. I’ve got a long way to go with my swing.”

      Votto saying he has “a long way to go” with his swing is the difference between a normal all star performance and Votto’s normal MVP/future HOF performance. The humility and perspective of perfectionists is simply amazing.

  2. I’m not going to count on it til it actually happens. The same things were said about Kemp and Berkman and both were back on the DL almost as soon as they were off of it. The good news is he gets 2 games vs the Astros to work out the kinks.

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