Votto rewards fan for trying to help Reds

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.