Reds undecided on DL stint for Joey Votto

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We learned last Friday that Joey Votto was dealing with a distal quadriceps strain in his left knee. Four days later, the Reds have yet to make a decision regarding a possible stint on the disabled list.

Reds manager Bryan Price told C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon that the team is content with playing short-handed for now:

“We haven’t made a decision. We’ve still got some really good, positive stuff coming out from his rehab and he’s gotten a lot of the soreness out of his knee,” Reds manager Bryan Price said before Monday’s game. “He’s working diligently on his strengthening. We’re not yet ready, or do we feel it necessary to make a decision right now. It’s really a day-to-day, pending situation.”

If Votto is placed on the disabled list, he would not be eligible to return until May 31. With Votto and Jay Bruce both sidelined, the Reds are going with the red-hot Devin Mesoraco as their cleanup hitter.