Reds' Joey Votto eager to test knee
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Joey Votto is really looking forward to rounding the bases.
The Cincinnati Reds' first baseman hasn't hit a homer since June 24 last season, when he connected off Scott Diamond of the Minnesota Twins. He tore cartilage in his left knee while sliding into base and needed two operations to fix the problem, sidelining him for 48 games.
When he returned, the knee wasn't back to full strength, and it showed in his swing. The NL's 2010 MVP was reduced to hitting ...
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