It has been a roller coaster season for the Cincinnati Reds. Injuries have plagued the team since Spring Training and they continue to fill slots on the DL as each week passes.
Prior to Wednesday's game the Reds were able to activate Jay Bruce from the DL after recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, but the excitement was short lived as it was revealed that first baseman Joey Votto would take his place after straining his quad.
Votto did not play travel with the team on this past road trip meaning his disabled list stint was retroactive as of May 16.
"We don't want to give Joey a week off and then have him slightly improved from when we left him," manager Bryan Price said. "We want him to be as close — we might not be able to get him to 100 percent during the year, but 90 percent would be a lot better than 50 percent."
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