Joey Votto Will Have Knee Surgery, Out 3-4 Weeks

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after his fly out to end the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds announced today that first baseman Joey Votto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. Votto suffered the injury in June when sliding into third in a game against the San Francisco Giants. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Obviously, this injury could significantly impact the Reds. The most likely move and the one the Reds used tonight is to move third baseman Todd Frazier to first and have Scott Rolen play third every day. A roster move will be announced tomorrow.

This should benefit the Pirates' playoff chances, but it may have an even greater impact on the MVP race as Votto was one of the few players who had a first half similar to that of Andrew McCutchen.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker