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Votto Inching Closer To A Comeback

In a baseball season that’s been somewhat lacking in feel-good stories, Blue Jays enthusiasts might soon have reason to cheer. News from the Blue Jays camp indicates that Joey Votto is making strides towards a return to the diamond.

The team’s recent announcement revealed that Votto is currently undergoing baseball activities at their Dunedin complex, showing promising progress in hitting, fielding, and throwing as he recuperates from a right ankle injury. Blue Jays skipper John Schneider has emphasized that Votto is determined to achieve full fitness before making a comeback.

Votto’s journey back to playing form has seen him gradually increasing his workload, from defensive drills to tee-based batting practice. While no specific timeline has been outlined for his return to Major League action, the prospect of Votto donning Blue Jays colors is undeniably tantalizing.

However, it’s important to temper expectations. Despite Toronto’s offensive struggles, Votto’s inclusion in the roster is far from guaranteed. Nevertheless, the Toronto-born slugger has already ignited excitement among fans with his nostalgic signing earlier this year.

The sentimental chord struck by Votto’s return to his hometown team was evident when he inked a minor league deal with a spring training invitation. His social media post, featuring a childhood photo in Blue Jays gear, stirred emotions and fueled hopes of a triumphant homecoming.

Votto’s lone appearance in spring training provided a glimpse of his enduring prowess. A singular swing of the bat resulted in a memorable home run off Phillies ace Zach Wheeler. However, fate dealt a cruel blow as an innocuous mishap in the dugout curtailed his game time.

Yet, Votto’s storied career speaks volumes about his resilience and impact on the game. Over 17 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, he’s amassed an impressive array of accolades, including six All-Star selections, Gold Glove and Hank Aaron Awards, and the prestigious 2010 NL MVP title.

A perennial offensive threat, Votto boasts a lifetime batting average of .294 and a slugging percentage of .511. Renowned for his keen eye and disciplined approach, he’s accumulated over 2,000 hits, 350 homers, and 1,100 RBIs, cementing his status as one of the game’s premier hitters.

As he inches closer to a potential comeback, Votto’s presence in the Blue Jays lineup could provide a much-needed boost. Whether it’s his on-base prowess or veteran leadership, his return promises to inject excitement into the Toronto faithful and rejuvenate the team’s offensive fortunes.

Howard Wolpoff
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Howard is the Executive Editor of Original Content of MLBReport.com and a featured writer. He previously served as the Director of Marketing and Promotions at the Brooklyn Cyclones, Member Services Director at Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment, Director of marketing and Sales at 1010XL Sports Radio in Jacksonville, FL. Howard is also the host of three podcasts, 30 Days of Marketing Mavens, Small Business Marketing – Then & Now and the soon to be premiered Small Business Onwner 101 served as a host and producer on Buzz TV. He was also the host for Marketing Champions on DailyAdBrief.com.


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