Found September 15, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
PLAYERS: Joey Votto
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
Your browser does not support iframes. When folks think about Reds All-Star first basemen Joey Votto, the first thing that likely comes to mind is his patience and prowess at the plate. However, the 30-year-old is not just a one-tool player, he can field his position fairly well, too. And Votto put that skill on full display during the second inning of Sunday's game in Milwaukee. Watch as Votto retires the speedy Logan Schafer by making a defensive play that is sure to appear on some highlight reels this evening. As you can see, Votto uses courage (barehand) and flair (behind-the-back) that is reminiscent of some plays made by teammate Brandon Phillips in the past. Hey, Votto didn't win a Gold Glove in 2011 for nothing.

Video: Watch Joey Votto smash a towering home run off top of foul pole

Your browser does not support iframes. There have been plenty of folks to question Joey Votto's power this year after the Canadian native underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason. However, anyone who saw the towering blast Votto delivered in the sixth inning of Saturday's game in Milwaukee has to be convinced he still has pop. Watch and admire Votto...

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Reds' Sean Marshall says he is ready, awaits clearance

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Reds hold position in latest team power rankings

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