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Reds First Baseman Joey Votto Has a Broken Thumb

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As he showed this past weekend, long-time Reds first baseman Joey Votto can still be a pain in the Cubs’ side. And while it’s unclear which teams will ultimately sort themselves out at the top of the NL Central standings this year, the Reds certainly fancied themselves a contender again this year.

Thus, the news is bad for them on Votto, who was hit by a pitch in today’s game against the White Sox:

Although Votto, 37, is on the come-down of his career, he’s still been pairing a slightly above-league-average bat with solid defense at first base. I doubt the Reds are happy to be without him for a stretch.

Though Votto himself had a very positive attitude:

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