Found July 31, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Joey Votto
TEAMS: Cincinnati Reds
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Joey Votto moved a step closer to returning Monday when he began baseball activities. How close, he couldn't say. "It's hard for me to tell," Votto said before the Cincinnati Reds' 11-5 loss to San Diego. "I feel like I've made subtle improvements every day. But (the medical staff) has a lot of very positive things to say." Votto, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee July 17, is running and doing agility drills. "But not at 100 percent," he said. Votto has no timetable for his return. He said he's still dealing with some pain. "If it was pain-free, I'd be playing right now," Votto said. Votto will start hitting soon. "I'd like to start as soon as I'm ready," he said. "But, like I said before, my body will tell me when I'm ready." Votto wants to get back to playing by as soon as reasonably possible. "I've done nothing but try to get back as soon as possi...
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