Will Joey Votto (40, Cincinnati Reds), who is called ‘the Ted Williams of our generation’, finally retire at the end of this season? It looks like it’s still not ready.
The Cincinnati Inquirer, a local media outlet in Cincinnati, USA, reported on the 25th (Korean time) that Botto’s shoulder condition had not yet recovered enough to play.
Earlier, Votto underwent surgery on the rotator cuff in his left shoulder last year. The shoulder rotator cuff is a part that greatly affects the performance of pitchers as well as batters.
Votto opened the season in the minor leagues. However, he hasn’t even played in a minor league game since the last 15 days.
In addition, until the 15th, the minor league performance was only 0.184 batting average and 0.289 on-base percentage. In particular, his pioneering plan completely collapsed. 6 walks – 21 strikeouts.
Due to the injury, Votto was unable to continue his 15th consecutive Opening Day roster and 14th consecutive starting appearance since 2008.
Earlier, Votto said he would choose to retire if he doesn’t perform well this season. Votto’s playing career is gradually coming to an end.
Of course, even if Votto retires right now, Cincinnati’s permanent absence is certain. In his prime, he made a name for himself as one of the most accurate hitters in the major leagues. 토토사이트
In 1991 games in 16 seasons until last year, he recorded a batting average of 0.297, 342 home runs, 1106 RBIs, 1145 runs, 2093 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.412 OPS of 0.926.
Also in 2010, in 150 games, he recorded a batting average of 0.324, 37 homers, 113 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.424, and an OPS of 1.024, becoming the National League MVP.