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Reds Minor Leagues:
A few weeks ago I was able to talk with Cincinnati Reds third base prospect Travis ‘Moose’ Mattair. He had a real breakout season in 2012 and hopes to build upon that for 2013. You can follow him on twitter @mooser3226
RML: Since being drafted in 2007 you have seen two organizations and gone on to play college basketball. Has that journey helped your career?
Travis Mattair: It absolutely has shaped me of who I am today. Leaving baseball was the hardest decision I ever had to make. I live life one day at a time and that is what was best for me at that time in my life. I had to clear up the “what if” with basketball! I realized what I had in baseball and the great opportunities it provided me. I don’t think I would be in my position now if I hadn’t left baseball for the 2010 season. I wouldn’t change my decision, and am happy I went through that phase in my life.
RML: 2012 was a big breakout for you with career highs nearly across the board, especially in home runs. What can you attri...
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That does not mean he will definitely play.
“As far as playing, I’m going to have to wait until the day before to decide,” Votto said.
Good. He better stay healthy and uninjured, otherwise there will be serious repercussions for America’s hat.
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2012 NL Central Standings
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