Joey Votto will sit out Friday night's game against the Brewers.
Votto was suspended two games by MLB for arguing with an umpire and then spiking his helmet on the ground in a game on Sept. 9.
“I think Joey handled himself professionally up until the ejection and then was rightfully upset,” pitcher David Price told reporters after the game, according to Cincinnati.com. “How do you qualify what’s the right way to be upset? He was upset. Bill was upset. I was upset. There was a lot of upset people today. You know, and that’s – we felt it was warranted.”
Votto is hitting .313 with 27 home runs and 73 RBIs on the season. The Reds have been eliminated from the playoffs and sit at the bottom of the National League Central with a 61–84 record.
- Christopher Chavez