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Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto serves one-game ban Tuesday vs. Twins

Jun 16, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) yells in celebration after scoring a run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh inning at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto will serve a one-game suspension and miss the Reds’ series finale Tuesday afternoon against the host Minnesota Twins.

Votto’s suspension stems from his ejection in the Reds’ 7-5 loss to the San Diego Padres on Saturday, when he was tossed for arguing a check-swing strikeout in the first inning.

Initially handed a two-game ban, the six-time All-Star appealed the ruling, and his suspension was reduced to one game.

Votto, 37, is hitting .240 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs in 43 games this season. In 1,814 career games – all with the Reds – the 2010 NL MVP is a career .303 hitter with 303 home runs and 996 RBIs.

He missed about a month earlier this season with a broken left thumb when he was hit by a pitch from Chicago White Sox left-hander Dallas Keuchel on May 5.

–Field Level Media