Any expectations that Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto left Wednesday’s success over the Chicago White Sox just as a safeguard after he was struck in the left thumb by a Dallas Keuchel pitch were immediately run following the game.
As Charlie Goldsmith noted for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds director David Bell affirmed that the six-time All-Star and once Most Valuable Player experienced a cracked thumb on the contribution that happened in the lower part of the fourth inning of the matchup. Votto, who attempted to endure it before he was supplanted in front of the 6th inning, is probably going to miss three-to about a month.
Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Votto and the Reds are confident medical procedures will not be expected to fix the issue.
“I realized I was in torment,” Votto told correspondents following the triumph. “I thought I was being a child. I simply needed to remain in the game, yet I didn’t figure I could hold the bat and I was struggling to put my glove on. I could run and I was moving admirably and I thought, ‘simply give it some time, it should shake eventually … It broke, what are you going to do?”
Votto was hitting .226 with five homers and 17 RBI across 29 challenges this season before the difficulty.