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Jocketty Refutes Votto Rumor

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty refuted rumors the Reds are openly shopping Joey Votto.

"We haven't talked about it. I wish that people would stop writing it," Jocketty told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. "Why would we trade one of the best players in the game? We're trying to win."

This comes after ESPN reporter Buster Olney says the Reds are "fully prepared to listen to offers" when it comes to trading Votto.

Votto is under contract through 2013.  He will become a free agent after that season.

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