NEW YORK (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds are wearing their All-Star
support for Joey Votto.
The entire ballclub donned "Vote for Votto" red T-shirts
during batting practice Wednesday before their game against the New
Votto is one of four players competing in an Internet vote that
will determine the final NL roster spot for next week's game in
Anaheim. Padres closer Heath Bell was the fifth finalist, but he
was selected as a replacement for injured Brewers right-hander
Votto says he's too shy to be a self-promoter but he likes that
the shirts represent how well he and his team are performing.
The first baseman for the NL Central-leading Reds leads the
league with 21 homers, a .419 on-base percentage and a .595