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Joey Votto to injured list, Reds activate Desclafani

Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos celebrates with Joey Votto (19) after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos celebrates with Joey Votto (19) after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Credit: Aaron Doster

Credit: Aaron Doster

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list before the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list before the opener of Sunday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers.

The team gave no reason for the move but specified that Votto, a six-time All-Star, is not on the 10-day injured list.

Votto, 36, is batting .259 with two home runs and five RBIs in seven games this season.

The move made room to activate right-handed pitcher Anthony Desclafani (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list. He was scheduled to start the first game of the doubleheader.

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