Report: Joey Votto put on injured list after reporting COVID-19 symptoms prior to Sunday’s doubleheader

Report: Joey Votto put on injured list after reporting COVID-19 symptoms prior to Sunday’s doubleheader

CINCINNATI (FOX19/Cincinnati Enquirer) - The Reds placed Joey Votto on the injured list before Sunday’s doubleheader in Detroit.

The team did not disclose a reason for the move but specifically announced that Votto is on the injured list and not the 10-day injured list. The team made a similar move when Mike Moustakas self-reported symptoms of an illness. Moustakas did not test positive for COVID-19.

According to our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Votto self-reported symptoms to the team’s medical staff on Sunday morning, but he has not tested positive for COVID-19.

Joey Votto self-reported symptoms of an illness before Reds doubleheader
Joey Votto self-reported symptoms of an illness before Reds doubleheader (Source: Cincinnati Reds)

There is no minimum or maximum number of days that Votto must remain on the injured list.

“For personal health, people around us, we have to continue to report the way we’re supposed to, and stay away and be very overly cautious,” Reds manager David Bell said earlier this week. “So that will not change our approach at all.

Votto is batting .259 with two home runs in seven games this season.

The club activated starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani from the injured list in Votto’s place.

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