Even with injuries plaguing the Cincinnati Reds since the beginning of Spring Training, they have a found a way to win ball games.
Since May 15, which happened to be the last time fans saw Joey Votto in the lineup, the Reds have gone just 9-9 and have used several different players including Roger Bernadina, Brayan Pena, and Todd Frazier to replace him.
Luckily, it may not be long before Votto is back in the lineup where he belongs. While the team has been on the west coast road trip, Votto has been in Cincinnati running and hitting before a possible rehab assignment.
"We discussed the importance of it," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "His situation, with the soreness and the strength deficit he had when we went on the road to Philly and Washington, was pretty significant. The only way really to have any understanding of if this is behind him is to play."
"He's feeling much, much better. I'm very encouraged by the conversation," Price said Sunday.
"We'll get a chance to see him when we get back," said Price. "We want to make sure he feels good for a couple of days."