It seems that not much time is allowed for Joey Votto (40, Cincinnati Reds), who announced that he would retire if he does not achieve satisfactory results this season.
Votto is currently in rehabilitation. Votto underwent left shoulder rotator cuff surgery last year. His shoulder injury greatly affected the pitcher’s as well as the hitter’s performance, and he lost it.
This is evident in recent minor league games.메이저놀이터 Votto is only recording a batting average of 0.143 and an OPS of 0.512 in 7 Triple-A games.
Votto was named to Cincinnati’s Opening Day roster for 15 consecutive years from 2008 to last year. He also started in 2009 for 14 consecutive years.
However, Votto’s injury last year also ended that record. Votto is confident of making a comeback, but his injury history and 40-year-old age stand in the way.
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.
In his 16 career seasons until last year, he recorded a batting average of 0.297, 342 homers, 1106 RBIs, 1145 runs, 2093 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.412 OPS of 0.926 in 1991 games.
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.
As a star representing Cincinnati, he was selected as an All-Star six times in his career, and in 2011, he won the Gold Glove in the National League first baseman category.