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Reds' Joey Votto undergoes season-ending rotator cuff surgery

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Cincinnati Reds icon Joey Botto said Wednesday he will undergo season-ending surgery on Friday for a torn left rotator cuff. I am hoping to face the recovery process and be ready for spring training.

"I don't know how to explain exactly what happened, but it's been lingering for a while," said Vott after Cincinnati's 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Told. “I struggled with it.”

A six-time All-Star selection first baseman, his Votto thought he first injured his rotator cuff during his season in 2015. I'm here. He was able to play through injuries in past seasons, but a recent MRI scan that identified the damage led to the decision to take the knife.

} "It was probably about three months ago that I was in so much pain that it was hard to lift and hard to sleep," said Votto. ``I don't know if it affected my performance. 41 RBI. His on-base percentage was just . 319.

Votto did not play on Wednesday. He went 0-of-21 in five games as he went 0-for-4 in his 11-4 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday.

But manager David Bell said the club would miss putting the legendary bot on the field. . “Of course I will miss him a lot. I was lucky enough to speak to the doctor and they made it very clear that this had to be done to get Joey back to health for next season. I miss you, but that's what I'm looking forward to.”

Bott was the 2010 National League MVP and hit .300 eight times in nine years early in his career. Exceeded. He also leads his NL in on-base percentage for his seventh. 297 batting average, .412 on-base percentage, 342 homers, and 1,106 RBI in his 1,991 games over his 16 seasons with the Reds.

Bott said he is on a $25 million deal in 2023, the final season of his 10-year, $225 million contract. The Reds hold his $20 million option for 2024 and his $7 million buyout.

– Field Level Media