Joey Votto suspension reduced to one game, will serve it on Friday

Friday September 18th, 2015

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto had his suspension reduced to one game and will serve it during Friday night's game against the Milwaukee 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 “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

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