Joey Votto scratched with sinus infection

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National League MVP candidate Joey Votto was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to a sinus infection, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Chris Heisey replaced him in the lineup, with Jim Edmonds moving to first base.
Votto hit his 35th homer as part of the Reds’ 5-2 win over the Brewers on Monday. He’s currently riding a 10-game hitting streak, and his 1.020 OPS ranks first in the National League.
We’re sure Dave Bush is breathing a sigh of relief at the news. Votto has a homer, two doubles and two walks in nine career at-bats against Milwaukee’s starting pitcher tonight.

Jose Altuve leads all vote-getters in All-Star balloting

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The latest update to the All-Star voting is in and it reveals that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the leading vote-getter in all of baseball. Altuve, on his way to his sixth All-Star appearance and fourth starting selection in a row, has has 1,572,101 votes. Altuve leads the Majors with a .342 batting average and 102 hits.

At other positions Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos has overtaken Gary Sánchez of the New York Yankees at catcher, José Abreu of the White Sox leads at first, third base is led by José Ramírez of the Indians, Manny Machado of Orioles leads at short, Boston’s J.D. Martinez paces the DHs and the Sox’ Mookie Betts, the Angels’ Mike Trout and the Yankees’ Aaron Judge round out the starters.

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