View Full Version : Finally Votto, Encarnation, Volquez Updates!

06-16-2009, 05:03 PM
Per Fay


Joey Votto is working out with the team on the field, as I type.

"He hit today," Dusty Baker said. "He's looking good, a lot better. . . It's good to see him."

Baker said Votto will be his minor league rehab "relatively soon."

My guess is it will be some time this week.

Votto again declined to talk to the media.

Other quick updates:

--Edwin Encarnacion took batting practice today -- 25 swings. "It feels good," he said of his wrist/hand. "Couple more days, I'm going to playing." He was referring to a minor-league rehab. Baker cautioned: "He's been close before," Baker said. "We've got to make sure he's not sure the next day."

--Edinson Volquez threw from 110 feet today. He's take a day off, then throw from 120. After that, he'll throw off the mound. He'll also go on rehab -- either in Dayton or Louisville. "We've got to build him back up," Baker said. "It's not around the corner. It's around a couple of corners."

06-16-2009, 05:08 PM
Sounds to me like Votto and Encarnacion will be rehabing about the same time later this week and that we'll get them both back at the same time in about 7 to 14 days. Now if the Reds can just tread water and play 500 ball, we might get through this. If not it may be too late by the time our big bats get back.

06-16-2009, 05:10 PM
AAA is going to be pretty good when they get volquez, Votto, and Edwin all down there haha.

06-16-2009, 05:12 PM
Good news, and I think this is very good news, travels fast. This probably explains the lack of moves. Walt and company are probably hoping the club can hang on until reinforcements arrive. This might be a fun summer after all.

06-16-2009, 05:18 PM
Nice to hear, but I think this team needs help SOON! especially Votto.

06-16-2009, 05:23 PM
Wow its nice to finally know a little more than we have. Hopefully Votto and Volquez are back within the next 7-14 days.

06-17-2009, 12:55 AM
Hopefully 7.

06-17-2009, 01:21 AM
AAA is going to be pretty good when they get volquez, Votto, and Edwin all down there haha.

yeah i wonder if you can bet on triple A teams. i'm about to put a whole bunch of money on the bats