|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||9/10/1983|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2002 - Rd 2|
Votto is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Colorado, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Votto was ejected late in Saturday's contest, but it's no major surprise to see him receive the day off given the three-hour rain delay pushed the game into the early hours of Sunday morning. Derek Dietrich will start at first base and bat cleanup in his absence.
Votto went 2-for-6 with a a double, two runs and an RBI in Saturday's 17-9 win over the Rockies before being ejected in the ninth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
Votto's turn in the order never came up again after his ejection, so being run from the game early didn't cost him any extra at-bats. Before exiting, Votto matched his hit total from the previous four games combined, raising his season average to .265 in the process. That average is his lowest since 2014, but it's Votto's decline in the power department that has been the greater blight on his overall fantasy value.
Votto went 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 6-3 win over the Cubs.
While some extra-base hits would have been nice too, fantasy GMs should have few complaints about Votto's performance in this one. The veteran first baseman is slashing .304/.402/.532 in June with four homers and 10 RBI, but his 21.7 percent strikeout rate on the month suggests he's not entirely back to his usual form just yet.
Votto went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Votto plated the first and only run of the game for the Reds in the first inning, drilling a 410-foot home run to center field. It was his second homer in as many games and fourth overall in June, matching his total in April and May combined. The 2010 NL MVP is having a down year by his standards as his slash line now sits at .261/.358/.418 in 261 at-bats.