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Longtime Cincinnati Red Signs With His Hometown Team

Photo by Sports Illustrated

The Toronto Blue Jays and first baseman/designated hitter, Joey Votto are in agreement on a non-roster deal. According to Mark Feinsand of Joey Votto has spent his entire 17-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, but now he will join his hometown team, the Blue Jays.

The deal with Joey Votto and the Blue Jays is an original $2 million for one season. Although, Votto can earn another $2 million via incentives. So in all, Votto can earn up to $4 million with the Blue Jays. According to Keegan Matheson of

The past two seasons for Joey Votto has been up and down. He's battled a few injuries. For Joey Votto's career, he is one of the best hitters of all time. Votto has a career .294 average, 356 home runs, and a 64.4 WAR.

This is a pretty cool thing for Joey Votto to be able to play for the team he grew up watching. Joey Votto is well respected around the entire MLB. Hopefully Joey Votto can play well enough to earn himself a spot on the opening day roster.


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