Joey Votto tests negative for COVID-19, per reports

Joey Votto tests negative for COVID-19, per reports
Votto is back with the Reds after missing Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers. (Source: Cincinnati Reds)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Reds’ Joey Votto tested negative for COVID-19, according to MLB Network.

This report comes a day after sources told our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer Votto self-reported symptoms to the team’s medical staff on Sunday morning.

Votto is back in Cincinnati ahead of Monday’s game, the MLB Network reports.

The Reds All-Star first baseman is back in the lineup for Monday’s series opener at Great American Ball Park against the Cleveland Indians.

“Big relief for us that he’s okay. Also, it’s a relief for the rest of the team for Joey, but for the whole team,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Knowing that we’ve been traveling together and knowing that the virus isn’t an issue here. It’s not something that’s getting passed around or anything like that on our first road trip. We continue to feel really good about what we’re doing to protect one another.”

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

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