As the Reds come off a huge series sweeping the Cardinals to take the lead in their division, they got some serious bad news. Star first basemen Joey Votto has torn his meniscus in his left knee which sidelines him for 2 to 4 weeks after having a surgery. This comes as a huge setback to the Reds removing one of the best hitters in the National League. The playoff race will surely be tight as the reds look to continue without the slugger and when he comes back, Votto should come back as strong as ever. Personally, I think the Reds have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs and the absence of Votto should only affect the team slightly. In the long run, it should shape up to be a productive season despite his injury. Thank you for reading this story and please read some more.

Brayden West