Video: Joey Votto gets angry at a Reds fan who interfered on a foul ball catch attempt

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Last week, Reds first baseman Joey Votto chastised a fan sitting in the front row who had asked for his batting gloves:

Prior to that, Votto had stomped on a paper airplane and faked Phillies fans out who wanted a foul ball.

On Tuesday night, Votto went after a foul ball hit to the right side by Stephen Piscotty. Votto appeared to have it lined up, but he bumped into a fan who was also trying to catch the ball. In the fan’s defense, he wasn’t reaching onto the field of play so he was within his right to attempt to catch it.

Votto, however, wasn’t pleased. He stared at the fan, and then pulled at the fan’s shirt which had a Reds logo as if to remind the fan, “I’m on your side.”

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After the inning, Votto hugged the fan and signed a ball for him. It appears to say, “Thanks for being so understanding when I acted out of character.”

Votto hasn’t seemed malicious as he usually flashes a grin after trolling. At any rate, he seems to be embracing his heel turn.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.