The Cincinnati Reds put first baseman Joey Votto back on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad.
Jay Bruce made his first career start at first base Monday night while Votto was out of the lineup in the first of five games with the Chicago Cubs.
The move is retroactive to Sunday, meaning Votto would be
eligible to come off the disabled list on July 21.
This will be Votto's second stint on the DL this season, sitting out from May 16 to June 9. The Reds went 11-12 while he recovered from the same injury and are 17-9 since his return.
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