Reds first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips are still approximately five weeks from returning to the lineup, said general manager Walt Jocketty, according to a tweet Sunday from Jim Bowden of ESPN.
The 30-year-old Votto, a four-time All-Star, has been out since early July when he went on the 15-day disabled list because of a thigh injury that was expected to limit him the rest of the season. Phillips, meanwhile, went to the 15-day disabled list days later with a torn ligament in his left thumb. The 33-year-old three-time All-Star was initially ruled out eight to 12 weeks. He was batting .272/.308/.392 in 86 games this season.
- Marc Weinreich