Votto rewards fan for trying to help Reds

Star first baseman continues having positive impact off the field for Cincinnati.

Joey Votto is not playing right now for the Cincinnati Reds, but he still managed to find a way to have a positive impact this week.

Twitter user Shawn Lunde reached out to our FOX Sports Ohio twitter page (@FOXSportsOH) Thursday afternoon to let us know he was rewarded with a nice gift from the injured Reds first baseman after Lunde was nearly involved with a play in the field during the Reds' 8-3 win over the Indians.

According to Lunde, he got out of the way as Brayan Pena -- a catcher by trade who was filling in for Votto as the All-Star first baseman continues to rehab a quadriceps injury -- tried to field a foul popup. Pena did not catch the ball, but Votto expressed his appreciation anyway for someone making the first baseman's job easier.

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