Reds place 1B Joey Votto (shoulder) on IL

Reds place 1B Joey Votto (shoulder) on IL

Aug 15, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds pinch hitter Joey Votto (19) walks off the field after striking out against the Cleveland Guardians in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park.
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The Cincinnati Reds placed first baseman/designated hitter Joey Votto on the 10-day injured list Thursday with left shoulder discomfort and recalled outfielder Nick Senzel from Triple-A Louisville.

In another move, catcher Curt Casali was activated off the IL after dealing with a left foot contusion, while outfielder Henry Ramos was optioned to Louisville.

Votto, 39, has struggled with shoulder issues, not making his season debut until June 19 following surgery to repair both his left rotator cuff and biceps. In 51 games, he has batted .200 with 13 home runs and 33 RBIs.

In 17 seasons, all with the Reds, Votto is a career .295 hitter with 355 home runs and 1,139 RBIs in 2,042 games. He won the 2010 National League MVP and made the All-Star team six times.

Senzel, 28, was batting .219 with nine home runs and 37 RBIs in 80 games for the Reds this season. He is a career .236 hitter with 29 home runs and 120 RBIs in 353 games over parts of five seasons.

Casali, 34, was batting .175 in 40 games for the Reds earlier this season, while the 31-year-old Ramos was batting .243 in 23 games for Cincinnati.

—Field Level Media

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