Source: Joey Votto, Reds agree

Updated: April 3, 2012, 10:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

First baseman Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds agreed Monday on the framework to a 10-year, $225 million extension, a source told ESPN.com.

The two sides have been discussing a new deal during spring training, but talks really picked up seven to 10 days ago. Earlier Monday, Votto declined to get into specifics when asked how close the two sides were to completing a deal.

"Ask Walt about that," Votto said, referring to general manager Walt Jocketty.

On Tuesday, ...

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