Rotowire: Jan 23 / 6:07p ET
News: Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday that the latest report from strength and conditioning coach Sean Marohn regarding Votto's (quadriceps) health was "very, very good," MLB.com reports. "The strength was outstanding, the stamina was good and the agility," Price said. "Right now, we're looking to hit the ground running when [Votto] gets to Goodyear and being able to see with our own eyes where he's at. I'm confident that he's going to be ready to go."
Impact: Votto has spent the offseason in his hometown of Toronto, with Marohn reporting frequently on his recovery from a distal quadriceps strain. The injury limited the former NL MVP to just 62 games last season, but the Reds seemed to be taking an especially cautious approach holding him out at the very end of the year, and it sounds like he's on track to enter spring training without restrictions. If Votto can flash the type of power he had before the injury and avoid a setback during Cactus League play, he will likely start to creep back up many draft boards.
Rotowire: Nov 14 / 2:46p ET
News: Reds GM Walt Jocketty said Friday that Votto (quadriceps) is "doing great" with his offseason rehab work, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Strength and conditioning coach Sean Marohn has been keeping tabs on Votto's progress as he continues his rehab in his hometown of Toronto, and the reports have been positive. A distal strain of the quadriceps near Votto's left knee limited the 31-year-old to just 62 games in 2014, and while he progressed to taking batting practice, fielding grounders and running the bases near the end of the year, the Reds decided to hold him out with an eye toward 2015. He has nine years and $206 million remaining on his contract.