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Canadian star Joey Votto undergoes season-ending rotator cuff surgery

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Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati, on July 24, 2022.
Joey Vott of the Cincinnati Reds After hitting a three-run homer in the third inning on July 24, 2022, in a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati. Photo Credit: Aaron Doster /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto Friday.

The 38-year-old from Toronto said Wednesday after the Reds won 1-0 over Philadelphia. announced the next surgery.

Vott injured his rotator cuff in 2015 and was able to work through it to play, but the pain has increased in the past few months, he said.

An All-Star he was named six times and in 2010 he won the NL MVP. The bot has a .205 batting average this season with 11 home runs and he has 41 RBIs.

"I don't know if it affected my performance," said the bot. ``I can't say that.

No Canadian has played in his league baseball game in the majors more than Bott, who appeared in his 1,989th game on Sunday, his 8-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. . This broke the previous mark held by Hall of Famer Larry Walker of Maple Ridge, BC.

"Obviously a big blow. We will miss him very much," said manager David Bell. "I don't know how he was playing around. I was lucky enough to speak to the doctors and they were very clear that this had to be done now."

Jose Valero hit Seranthony Dominguez's RBI in the ninth inning to end the game, with two outs for the only run of the game.

Albert Almora Jr. helped set up his hit winning for Valero with his one-out walk. Almora said Alejo he advanced to second when Lopez hit with his three hits, and rushed home when Valero hit back a ground ball.

"We were lucky enough to make contact," said Valero, who had never faced Dominguez. "All I wanted to do was help the team by keeping in touch."

The 24-year-old Valero finished his 26th career in 48 big league at-bats this year. Recorded a strikeout.

It was the first run Dominguez (6-4) allowed since his July 10th, and went scoreless in 11 straight games.

Rookie lefty Nick Rodro struck out his eight in his seven innings, a career-high in Cincinnati, allowing five hits. Alexis Diaz (4-1) won with his 6 outs.

"I was active in the zone," he said Lodolo. "As the game went on, I felt better. I was handling traffic for the first three innings, but I got better." and showed great defense in the fifth inning. Aquino tracked down Alec Bohm's drive and made a powerful throw off the caution track, doubling Rhys Hoskins first.

"At that moment, I thought I was just going to catch the ball," Aquino said. "When I caught the ball, I saw the runner off the base. I just threw it. When I'm on defense, I always think I have a chance to catch the ball."

{79 It was Aquino's ninth assist and the most by a Reds outfielder since Billy Hamilton's 12 in 2018.

Philadelphia beat Cincinnati in his first two games of a three-game series. But the Phillies let Ranger Suarez's great performance go to waste in the finale.

Suarez, 26, had three hits, eight strikeouts and two walks. The left-hander made his big league debut on July 26, 2018 in Cincinnati.

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