We’ve already heard about Jose Fernandez and his season-ending Tommy John surgery. Well, the good guys continue to to fall as Ken Rosenthal reported today that the Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto is likely headed to the disabled list.
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That’s not good news for the Reds, who are currently battling to get a hold on 2nd place in the NL Central Division. Votto is key to any success the Reds are going to have. He’s only hitting .257 so far this season, but given that his a career .312 hitter and only finished one season under .300 (and even that was .297), there’s no reason to think he wouldn’t heat up sooner rather than later. Votto did play in all 162 games last season, so hopefully the MRI is negative and it’s just a case of needing rest.
Chris Haft of MLB.com reported that Bruce Bochy‘s house in San Diego could be threatened by the wild fire raging through San Diego County right now. Luckily the fire is nearly 75% contained, so hopefully no more homes will be lost. Bochy noted that he had a friend keeping an eye on the house as well. *** Sergio Romo earned his 14th save of the season last night, and according to the SFGiants Fans Twitter account, he’s 2nd in MLB for total number of saves this season. Francisco Rodriguez of the Milwaukee Brewers is leading the back with 16 saves.