Votto is not in the lineup Sunday in Miami. Votto sits for the second time this month. He's hit a solid .290/.405/.464 in September. Tucker Barnhart will move out to first base in his absence, with Curt Casali catching.
Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs. It's only his 12th homer of the year, but three of them have come in his last five games, pushing Votto's slash line in September up to .293/.423/.561. The veteran first baseman has had a rough, injury-plagued season overall, but he remains a fantasy force in OBP leagues, drawing more than 100 walks for the fourth straight campaign.
Votto is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Votto will retreat to the bench after going 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run double in Monday's series-opening win. He had started 12 consecutive games, slashing .262/.407/.452 with two homers and 11 RBI over those contests. Brandon Dixon will take over at first base and bat seventh.
Votto went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored Monday in the win over Los Angeles. Votto put the Reds on the board in the first inning, driving in a pair of runs on a double to right field. The 35-year-old is slashing .282/.421/.422 through 130 ballgames in what has turned out to be a disappointing 2018 campaign.
Votto went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Padres. In his last two games, Votto has two hits: a grand slam and a three-run shot. The veteran lefty has just 11 homers and 64 RBI this season but still owns an .843 OPS.
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