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Votto sounds off: 'Let's make it clear here, I'm injured'

Joey Votto speaks to the media Thursday. (FOX19) Joey Votto speaks to the media Thursday. (FOX19)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Reds' first baseman Joey Votto hasn't played a lick of baseball since he went on the 60-day disabled list in early July with a distal quad strain in his left knee, but he joined the Reds in the clubhouse on Thursday and had a message for anyone who has questioned his willingness to get back on the field.

"Let's make it clear here. I think there's been a real gray area," said Votto. "This is something hanging over me in the general population. The fans think it's a toughness, or a playing through pain sort of thing. I've been injured, and I've played injured, and I went on the [disabled list] because I'm injured, and I'm trying to be un-injured now. So, the second I'm capable of playing and no longer injured, I will be back on the field. In the meantime, you can assume I'm injured. So, I shouldn't get some sort of different treatment. I've noticed some comments, here and there, that this is a general perception of something I elected to do. I didn't elect to be injured."

Votto is eligible for reinstatement off the disabled list as early as September 4. The Reds (61-66) are still moving forward with the plan to have Votto return this season.

"Our goal going into it was to get him back on the field in September and we will maintain that as a goal, without a doubt," said Reds manager Bryan Price.

Votto is batting .255 this season with six home runs and 23 RBI in just 62 games played.

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