Reds first baseman Joey Votto is likely heading back to the disabled list for the same strained left quad injury that landed him there in mid-May, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweeted Sunday evening.
The 30-year-old four-time All-Star was activated from the 15-day DL in early June but there's no timetable for his return this time around. He's been struggling as of late, with Reds manager Bryan Price saying in a Cincinatti.com report from John Fay that Votto is obviously playing "well below 100 percent right now." The Reds gave Votto the day off on Sunday in their 4-2 win at home over the Brewers.
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The late scratch was his third day out of the lineup in the past nine games. Votto has one hit in his past 11 at-bats and is 6-for-37 in his past 11 games.
The Reds are currently fourth in the NL Central.