GOODYEAR, Arizona — The Cincinnati Reds placed star first baseman Joey Votto on the team’s injured list after he tested positive for COVID-19.
>>Cincinnati Reds announce dates for 2021 single game ticket sales
Votto gave the team permission to release his diagnosis.
According to MLB protocols for the 2021 season, Votto will be required to be away from the team for at least 10 days. Protocols also include a mandatory cardiac evaluation and a determination that he is no longer a risk to infect others.
>>DeWine announces 25% indoor capacity, 30% outdoor capacity for sports, entertainment venues
Votto has appeared in 4 games so far in Spring Training, going 4-9 from the plate with a double and a walk, according to the team.
Opening Day for the Reds is April 1 at 4:10 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The #Reds have placed 1B Joey Votto on the injured list. pic.twitter.com/aPhf7zR06q— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 10, 2021
Cox Media Group